11/15/07

I'M BACKKKKKKKK!

Hi Yall, how is everyone doing...? I got my google reader up and slogging through my 682 post...LOL

Whew!!! it was totally busy around my part of town for the last 2 weeks. I was designated a wedding coordinator, with the location of the wedding being where......... my home!! Only a sister could ask for something of that magnitude...lol. I'd actually started hyperventilating because I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get any knitting/crocheting/sewing done.....lol. As the time neared I realized I had to put my hook and needles down and get the wedding arrangements popping and cracking. I've been coined the Wedding Coordinator from the Wicked West!!!.....LOL. The wedding was on November 10th, this past Saturday and the temperature was a high of 47 dayummm degrees... which required me to constantly harass the Tent Vendor about sufficient heating and making sure everything was delivered by Friday...Geezous... it was crazy. Well the wedding was beautiful and everyone is recovering from my wickedness...lol. It feels good to have things back to normal.

I am now resuming my usual schedule of crafting and my current projects are a knitted cabled cardigan, crochet baby blanket and a few crochet hats.

I am on a cable binge especially after my last cardigan. I'm using one of Jean Frost's pattern and modifying it for cables as I go along. Believe me it was very trying, but I managed to finish the right panel and it looks good. I'm using Kathmandu DK Grape Yarn, which is 85% merino wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere and the yarn is scrumptiously soft. Photographing this partially completed project is hellfire - the cables don't show very well - each front panel will have 3 rows of cables and hopefully I will do a cable on each sleeve... so stay tuned for the FO ....lol



I'm almost finished with the baby blanket and should have pics soon - the blanket will be part of a set that will consist of a baby cardigan, hat and baby brogues. My Crochet Apple Caps are the rave so I'm making a few of them. Lastly, on the sewing front I'm making a skirt for my daughter and should have that done this weekend.
Ohhh! I'm so happy to be back in blogland... Missed Yall.

14 comments:

PAJNSTL said...

welcome back chic!!
you and the speed knitting, geesh!! lol looks good :)

Adrienne said...

YAY!!! Welcome back girl!!!!

Ma'at said...

Oh thank goodness you're back. I've been going through withdrawl... and ruining my boyfriend's christmas scarf lol.

Lesalicious said...

WOW see you back to blogland. I knew it had to be something for me not to see your post. Seems like you be really busy. Glad the wedding was wonderful. Loving your new project can't wait to see it when you done. Love the color so cute. :) glad to see you back.:)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I wondered where you were and was starting to get worried...you need to tell us when you aren't going to be around! I would hate to have to google your number and use the map to drive up to your house to make sure you are okay! *LOL*

It's good to see you working the needles and glad the wedding turned out so well!

Cas... said...

Welcome back! I missed your posts! I love your latest project. I didn't read your blog back when the apple caps were created. Very cute!

TFS

Tracey said...

Welcome back. I was wondering if you had hung up your needles for a while. LOL Looking forward to seeing the completed cardigan and baby blanket.

jae said...

wow! i wondered where you went...nice that youre back! and cabling--cabling is like magic, I am always amazed at how intricate it looks.

Virtuous said...

Welcome Back!!! It has been quiet around this parts! :oD

So glad the wedding went well!

And you are back on your knitting and crocheting schedule! :o)

over 600 unread posts...clear I would just suck it up and hit "mark all as read" Haha!! :op

gold said...

Great to have you back up and busy crafting!!

Happy crafting!!!

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! We missed you and I was getting a little worried. Glad your back and love everything you're working on! The grape yarn is gorgeous! "Wedding planner from the wicked west" ... Love it! A wedding at my house, you daayuum right I'd be wicked too!

del said...

That was sweet of you, even if you were "wicked", LOL. Glad you're back!

Sheila said...

Thanks all for the welcome back shout-outs. I'm still slogging along on the second front panel and wondering if I can do both sleeves at the same time... *mmmm scratching head* - I'm so ready to finish this up...lol

Kamika said...

Sheila, nice to have you back. The purple is looking nice!