Monday, March 25, 2013

CMS/Colloquium knitting

So there was no sewing on Friday night.  I did not manage to make Friday Night Sew-In happen.  I just wanted to get a photobook with lots of white space ordered before I got my sewing machine out.  The photobook is going to be the guest book at our wedding, and I needed to get it ordered because we need it in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!!! 

All of the photos in the guest book are from our engagement photo shoot, and it took way longer than I expected to get them all loaded to the photo-ordering website and then to choose the order and layout of all of the photos in the book.  The electric griddle cover I was going to finish on Friday is still at the top of the list of projects I want to work on .. below all of the wedding stuff, of course!

The photo above is of the first piece of Baby Rai's blanket.  It's really almost done, but before I can knit the last half inch and cast off, I need to fix the mistake I made.  I looked down during CMS last Thursday and noticed a dropped stitch about two inches back!  I didn't have a crochet hook with me, so I just knitted it up with the end of one of my dpns, but it was too hard to manage the garter stitch.  I just let it be a stockinette column, and I need to drop that stitch back down to that place and fix it with a little crochet hook.  Hopefully now that it's been sitting for a few days the tension will have evened out to make it easier than it was on Thursday!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In

Tomorrow night is Friday Night Sew-In at Handmade by Heidi.  I've missed the last few, but I'm looking forward to finishing up a quilting project I started last week (or the week before?  I can't remember).  It's a cover for the electric pancake griddle we got as a wedding gift.  It's a super awesome gadget, and so far we've been using it about once a week, but due to the lack of space in our kitchen, it's being stored on the open cookbook bookshelf just outside our kitchen, so it needs a cover.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CMS/Colloquium knitting

I knitted away in CMS and colloquium on Thursday, and the first chunk of baby Rai's blanket is now 23 inches long!  If I knit quickly next week, I might be able to finish this piece and cast on for the next one.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CMS/Colloquium knitting

I knitted away during CMS and Colloquium today - and I'm managing to post about it the same day! It's not really visible in the photo, but this first section of the blanket is not 18 inches long - more than half way!