Presh-ious Knitting

A little blog about knitting. Well... mostly whinning about how little time I have for knitting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

New Arrival:

Welcome to the light, Baby Hannah Mae!!

My favorite older sister and her husband just had a little girl!! Little being a relative term, since she is 8 pounds and 13 ounces!! Can't wait to get home and snuggle and kiss our newest family member. There isn't a prouder auntie in the whole world tonight!!

Pictures as soon as humanly possible.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Lookie, Lookie

Everybody's favorite bi-regional knit bloggers Ann and Kay are coming out with a book!!! Simply a must have for any knit-blogger. I pre-ordered my copy today. Can't wait until it comes in March.

Did you see Constance? Did you see how much she costs???
Now take a look at Sesame:

Basically the same thing, right?? Same open collar, same big wooden buttons, same garters stitch buttonband? Chic, no?? Only this lovely pattern is from MagKnits and it's free.

Ooooooo, we college students love FREE.

I've been promising you pictures of my own, but now that I've got my camera working, I don't have any good pictures. Coming soon, cross my heart.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Feast your eyes on this:

Take a peek at the awesome new knits for fall at

On my "To Knit" list:

Constance from Kim
Arisaig from Knitty
Bloom from Knitty

Friday, September 09, 2005

Give, give, give...

Please give a little piece of your comfort to those who have lost theirs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina:

American Red Cross

Feed the Children

Mercy Corps - focuses on finding long-term solutions for families living in poverty

The Humane Society of America - don't tell me you didn't cry when you saw those poor animals who got left behind on CNN

North Shore Animal League America - another organization rescuing abandoned pets

Project Backpack - giving school supplies to kids displaced by Hurricane Katrina

No donation is too small. Please give what you can and help our brothers and sisters recover from this horrific tragedy. Thanks.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Where was I??

Twenty years ago: Hard for me to say, since I was one year old. Probably sitting around, looking adorable.

Ten years ago: I was 11, making the big jump from elementary school to junior high school. This is the year I suddenly decided that I needed to wear jeans everyday and I didn't take my lunch to school anymore. I had glasses, frizzy hair, a new best friend named Nicole and (eek!) my first "boyfriend", Ian.

Five years ago: I was starting my sophomore year of high school. All my friends where getting driver's liscences and cars, but since my birthday is in May, I had to bum rides off them ALOT! I think I had a record number of boyfriends this year, like six or seven. My sister was a senior, getting ready to graduate and go on to either pharmacy school or cosmotology school. She went to neither, but I am glad she's happy today.

One year ago: I was starting my junior year of college at a new school, the University of Iowa, after deciding that I just wasn't cut out to be an English teacher. I was about to embark on one of the toughest years thus far but thank God I had a wonderful family and a loving boyfriend to see me through it.

One month ago: I think I was moving into my new house/apartment with my four roommates. It was SOOOO hot that day. I thought I was going to pass out before we got all my junk upstairs!

Yesterday: I went to work early, got off early, got a couple inches trimmed off my mane, rushed around looking for a nice outfit to wear to dinner, and fell in love with my boyfriend all over again.

Today: Back at work. Then lunch with the family and back to school for after-football game party with the roommates.

Tomorrow: SUNDAY!!! Sleep in, knit while drinking coffee and watching news, and hanging out with my man.