Monday, October 23, 2006

Still alive and knitting!

Life has been crazy for the past few weeks and it's been one thing right after another. Needless to say, my blog has been the one to suffer.

I have a brief update and it must be quick as I'm attempting to do this at work where we are also crazy busy!

First off, Owen is doing great. The surgeries went well and he's getting used to the idea of having to wear his cool new earplugs whenever he takes a bath or shower. We have his developmental screening set up for the end of November when he'll be evaluated for speech therapy. Thank you, everyone, for the prayers and good thoughts on 10/4!

We celebrated my slightly belated birthday on Saturday and I came away with quite a haul! Bryan gave me a gift certificate to Simply Fibers and I have plans for it already! Mom and Dad bought me the KnitPicks Options needles and the Knitting On The Road book. Plus, Mom made me a My Constant Companion bag which is huge and in fun, kicky colors. I'll try to get a picture of that this week. I absolutely love that bag!

On the knitting front, I've been trying to look for a yarn to make the UnGranny Smith cardigan from the Spring 06 Knitty. I want something that I can buy from my LYS, but finding a nice yarn in that gauge has not been something that I've had much luck with. Anyone have any ideas for me?

Until I find the perfect yarn for the UnGranny Smith, I continue to work on socks and have just started a hat for Bryan. The hubby even came with me to the LYS and picked out the yarn for his hat! The man chose Elsebeth Lavold's Chunky AL (50% Alpaca 50% Wool) in the moss color which in person is a very rich hunter green type color. He's quite smitten with the hat so far, which makes me a very happy knitter. Plus, I get to use this very luxurious feeling yarn so I am quite happy, indeed!


Zarah said...

Brianne! I'm so glad to hear you haven't fallen on the face of the earth. Scarf Girl has been worried about you! I love your sweater choice - is the gauge smaller than Cotton Fleece? Yo may have a hard time finding a wool-cotton blend at Simply Fibers right now, it's pretty much all fall/winter fibers right now. She has some beautiful new Cascade 220 - kettle-dyed Uruguayan looking stuff. I had a little yarn binge last week. I will be posting on it soon, but you'll have to see it in person.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear Owen is doing well. It must be a relief.
For sport weight yarn I've always been fond of Lornas Laces. The solids are very pretty and the varigated color combos are some of my favorite.

del said...

Glad you're back & that Owen is OK! It's always great to get knitty stuff as gifts & it sounds like you scored.