Presh-ious Knitting

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

Monday, April 24, 2006

Project Start-itis

While I was supposed to be writing a paper this afternoon I whipped out my #7s and cast on the first square for this:

It's the Moderne Baby Blanket from the Mason Dixon Book of Wonders. It's for my highschool gal-pal who is expecting a new little one in October. I'm so excited! I'm using the Bernat Cotton Tots leftovers from my niece Hannah's baby blanket, it's the nicest cotton baby yarn you can get for $3 a skien. That dark blue you see is actually a deep purple, what can I say my camera sucks. Add that to my b-day list!!

I promised myself I would stop after the second square and write another page of my paper. Two more weeks, two more weeks, two more weeks of school....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ikea furniture and birthday ideas

The little blue shrug I was working on went to the frog pond earlier this week (oh, how I need to learn to swatch!) so I don't have any knitting news - but allow me to distract you from whatever it is you do when you're not reading about my life with some funky/fun furniture from Ikea:
Light green sofa.

Fun chair to match sofa.
Coffee table I hope Ben will let me have!

Yarn Storage.

If you're wondering what to buy me for May 9th (otherwise known as my b-day) here is a big hint:

Fiestaware, Ole!

Also acceptable b-day present:

Monday, April 17, 2006

It came this close...

I'm sorry I just don't know what to say

It's pretty hard to think about school

or knitting

When your neighborhood looks like this.

Please send your prayers to those effected by Thursday night's torandos. These pictures were all taken less than a block away from my apartment in Iowa City.

St. Patrick's Church on Court St., Iowa City

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Lots of Pictures

Today was a busy busy day. Wednesdays are usually for cleaning here around the apartment, but I started early this morning because there has been a persistant, strengthening smell coming from my room. I found the culprit behind my printer - a rotting apple core that must have fallen out of the garbage can, or missed it completely. Anyway, here are some pictures to make up for my month of silence:

The first is a springy wrap dress for Hannah. Love the yarn, love the pattern, love everything. It should be done by Easter - but it's turning out a little bigger than I thought so maybe it'll have to wait until se gets a little bigger

By request, this is a picture of where I usually knit. Acutally this is where I sit to do just about everything. My friend Lisa gave me that awesome chair you see, it is tres comfy. The arm rests are perfect. I could care less about the desk (I hate the roll out keyboard thingy. And today that left side of my workspace got a little uplift.

OH! So organized and clean. I estimate it will look like that until the next time I need anything. So my room is all tidy and pretty and I'm burning a candle to get rid of the apple rotting smell, but wait....

Please look the other way before you notice that there are more shoes on the floor than there are in the shoe organizer.

Here's a sleepy puppy to distract you:

Oh who's a cute fluffy? You are!