September 28, 2009

Pics of Bella's Violet Dress and other knitting

First off, believe it or not, I am STILL on a cotton thing. I HAD to knit something with cotton. So here it is, the Mock Woven Tea Cloth in Knit Picks CotLin on size 5 needles. Whew........ I feel better now and can go on to finishing Bella's dress.

This is the WIP. It is almost finished, and had I not been sooo into Dexter last night, it would be blocking today. It is a very easy knit, but I have waited so long for the new season, I didn't knit through it, I didn't want to miss a thing.
Yeah, it was worth it.
4 more inches to go and I can start the shrug.

September 27, 2009

My first new project in a while

I finally have gotten in the mood to knit again. Go figure, I had all the time in the world for the last three and a half weeks and didn't knit a thing. I would get up at 5:30 be to work by 8, leave work at 12, get Chas and I something to eat for lunch and be to the hospital by 1. I would try and be there to let Chas have a break. That long at the hospital can wear you down quick.
I would be at the hospital most nights until well after 8. See what I mean, loads of knitting time, but did I knit, NO, not one little stick or string did I bring with me. I just couldn't get in the mood, I think too much when I knit, the stress with the thinking, I do believe, would have fried my brain, and poor Trae didn't need his MiMi in the hospital with him.
But I have finally gotten in the mood again, and just in time for Christmas gift knitting time.
I chose to start with the bigger projects first.
Bella Boop is getting the Violet Dress from Shelby Knits.
This is the cutest dress, and I love the ease of the pattern. I am knitting it in Bernat Satin in a pale green colorway and so far it looks great.
I think it will go great with a little white top, This Shrug, a pair of white tights and black shoes.
It will be too cute on her.
The dress is about 75% finished. The shrug will have to wait until I can find some more of the same yarn. I guess I will just have to check out the Bernat website and see if I can get it there. That is the only bad thing about buying bargain yarn on Ebay, you either have to make projects with just the yarn you have, or hunt down the yarn if you need more.
But that's ok. It is coming out wicked cute and I can't wait to show you all the pictures!

September 26, 2009

Traedon is finally home again!

It was the roughest four weeks of my life, when we found out Trae had a brain tumor.
To date that is the worst news I have ever received in my life, but we had great doctors and he was at one of the best children's hospital in the country and today he is home again.
His little head is shaved in some spots, and the skull has not grown back yet, but he is smiling all of the time, he laughs at everything and is starting to pick some of his milestones back up. The long term looks really good for him.
And look how fat he has gotten! All the steroids after the surgery, and laying in the bed for three weeks sure did plump him up!
Now he is home with his Mom and brother and sister and he is doing really really well.
Thank you everyone for the prayers for Trae and our family, the were a comfort to all of us, and look... it worked!

Getting back in the groove

It's been so long since I have wanted to knit anything.  I knit so many socks when I started knitting back in '99 that I was comp...