Friday, September 30, 2011

Progress on WIP Challenge Week

Attended a stitch & laugh at one of the ladies from the ICoR house tonight. Oh did we laugh :) And I got the 2nd sleeve done on my SLCP :) Just need to knit the bands before Saturday :) I confess though: I haven't even picked up Dianna this week. Oh well, soon that will be my focus project.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WIP Challenge Week at the WokBox Knit Night

This is cool: my knit-night is having a challenge week. We're all challenging ourselves to work on (& hopefully finish) some of those pesky WIPs. I've committed to 2 things: #1- finishing my "Sweet Little Cat Paws" and #2- getting at least 2 more tiers done on the Dianna. It's nearly October: I gotta get cracking on these birthday pressies!
Progress on SLCP is good: I have 9/14 lace repeats done on sleeve 2. Then the cuff and the front edgings and it's done :)
Progress on D: I have 6 tiers finished. I want to do at least 13 so the piece is of a comparable size to the DW.
Good luck to everyone on their WIPs :) Happy knitting to all the knitters :)


Saturday, September 24, 2011

This is sort of cool...

And has nothing to do with knitting or cats or music or dance. Weird huh? And what is this sort of cool thing you're asking? Let me explain.
I was checking the stats for my photos on Flickr and there was this blog listed as referring one of my pics. Cool, I think. I click on the link. It's all in Spanish or Italian or some language other than English that I can't read. But I get the gist of it: it's a walking path along a river and they're trying to raise funds for continued improvements. Now just take a wild guess at the name of the river... C'mon, I know you're smart... It appears in the title of this blog... The river is called Sile. Ain't that a kick in head, as Dino would say. And that's an appropriate person to think of since the river is in fact in Italy. The things you learn on the internet. I wonder if it's pronounced the same? (My name is "She-la" for those who don't know)
Now I need to find a map and see where it is. Maybe someday I'll visit it.

It Was Time For a Change...

I used the same template for this blog as I did for my original blog; definitely time for an update!! So, here it is the new and improved blog :) Well, it looks better; I'm not guaranteeing better posts since I am still the one writing them lol But hopefully this will be more easily read. And I've added a link to my Flickr photos and you can even see some of them there at the top of the page. That's all the news that's fit to print.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fur-Gang News: Kitten has a name!

It's true :) The little girl has a name: Ziva. And before anyone asks, yes she was named for the character on NCIS. They're both dark haired beauties with slightly mercenary tendencies. It works. And the Fur-Gang now covers A to Z; that is Annie to Ziva

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall is here!!

Autumn is here and the knitting is easy...
Ok, maybe not easy lol But progress of all kinds can be reported on most projects.
First up "Sweet Little Cat's Paw": I finished the back and the right sleeve :) Working like  a dervish on the left sleeve; I really wanna wear it!!
Back, just before Seed edging was added

Right sleeve in progress
 "Galaxy 660": restarted on 3.25mm bamboo needles last Sunday. Going awesome :) Am already onto a circ and rnd 38 :)

After Rnd 31

Rnd 36 in progress
Present #1 ie Shimmering is going well. Currently working on it. Started a new section today.
Present #2 ie Sparkle, Sparkle I haven't worked on for a bit. I admit to being distracted by SLCP for nearly a month.
As you can see, cooler weather has inspired me a bit. And the recent magazines I've picked up have had some really beautiful patterns too. Today, I bought The Knitter issue 35; have queued 4 patterns and favorited 2 others. All the fall magazines have been like that. Also worth mentioning in my queue: "Quercus" from Knitty First Fall 2011. I'll buy extra wool and lengthen the sleeves. Thinking of a nice blue or purple in Plymouth Galway... But that will be for later.
Hope you're enjoying your Fall knitting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Member of the Fur-Gang!!

You're hearing it here first, unless of course you saw it on Facebook lol. The Fur-Gang is back to 9 members. A new little girl has been added to the household. She arrived on Monday (Sept 5); followed dad right into the house, bold as brass. So far a name has not been settled on. She is mostly black but has a small white patch on her chest and 2 on her tummy. Also some white between her toes. And a single white whisker. Very cute. She is livening up the rest of the Gang as she loves to chase and jump them. Maureen's nose is seriously out of joint, as is Buddy's. I need to get the picture of her uploaded to the computer so I can put it here. That's all for now. I'll update when she has her name. Hopefully this won't be like poor James; he was nameless for 3 months!!

Edit: Here's some pics of the new little girl