Well it is just cold everywhere today!!! Including in PDX. My Mom and I went out today…coldcoldcold!!!!

So, after finshing my homework (or, at the very least, my English paper…I still need to work on that darn FAFSA….) I will watch Northanger Abbey (see what Meg Cabot thought about it here) and knit on July Shawl WIP 1_08.

By the way, this is what I finished this weekend. It’s my Recycled Sweater. I bought a 50/50 wool angora blend sweater at Value Village between Semester last January…(amoung 2 other sweaters) and only finished it now!



Pride and Prejudice

I LOVE this book…I’m so glad that they’re showing Jane Austen stuff on PBS on Sunday nights. I read it for my AP English Lit Class, and LOVED it (I think I’m really getting into this Georgian era/gothic romance thing).

So today I went to the library to pick up some stuff I had on hold, and I got Stefanie Japel‘s Fitted Knits. Oh, man does this book kick butt!!! It has a ton of things I want to make…most especially the Elizabeth Bennet Cabled Cardigan. It’s so pretty. It has things I love:

1) seed stitch

2) cables

3) knit top-down


5) Oh,  just love it!!!

Anyway, it looks like the yarn called for for the smallest size would cost almost $130…so I’m going to look in thrift shops for a sweater to frog and re-knit into this…

Hopefully, this weekend I can post pictures of my first FO of 2008 (gaawk!!! 2008 ALREADY…..)

New Years Resolutions

Finish all these knitting projects:

1. Recycled Sweater – 86%

2. Mom’s belated Christmas present purse – 0%

3. Southwestern Socks – 25%

4. College Afghan – 5%

5. En Point Wrap – 51%

6. July shawl – 3%

7. Black Legwarmers – must get these done for a Feb B-day – 13%

8. Log Cabin Blanket – 33%

9. Crocheted scarf – 33%

10. Sock yarn square – 60% (?)

11. Beaded Headband – 9%

12. Foliage Hat – 73%

13. Homespun scarf – 42%

14.Warm Up America squares – 75%

I am going to try and post an update on this list at the beginning of every month – we’ll see how that goes.

Of course, I also might add to this list.