Monday, August 31, 2009

Where does the time go?

My kids are growing up so fast and while knitting for others I have realized I haven't had a chance to knit for my kids, so recently I decided that I was going to take weekends off to knit for my family and some friends. This was the first weekend following that plan -- I knit on the Night Rider pair on Saturday but cast on a pair of newborn longies for a friend Sunday.

S.A. - Finished legs today, working on cargo pocket and then they will be washed and lanolized and ready to ship out late this week, early next week
Newborn longies - on hold until the weekend :)
NT instock YPI longies - cast on hope to be ready to preview
Sleepsack for baby girl (or for instock if mama's procrastination means it no longer fits baby girl) - arms and collar left

Waiting on yarn for a few more customs as well :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Knit two, purl four, carry the one, divide by pi, square root…"

I laughed out loud when I heard one of the characters saying this on a show the kids like to watch "Johnny and the Sprites". Figured it would make a good title.

S.A. Night Rider longies - half way through leg one sending pictures this evening it is looking great!

Instock small longies for Their Own Knitted World are finished and almost completely dry. These are knit on Nurturing Threads Gaia Bulky in their Patience colorway. It knit up beautifully and I had a chance to try my had at some fibonacci stripes, I think it suits this colorway perfectly.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I should go to bed

First I need to update!

E.M shipped
Instock - finished pictures to come tomorrow
S.A. - ready to split for legs

Monday, August 24, 2009

Under the fence, around the sheep, bring it through and off it leaps

Working away and beginning to teach my oldest to knit (which explains my title). Right now she is just getting the hang of things but in a bit I bet she will be knitting.

These will be shipping out tomorrow. They are Southwest Spectrum Mountain Glow for E.M.

NT instock for Sept - splitting for legs
S.A. - working on body took a small break to get the body of NT done

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blissfully knitting

All of my kids fell asleep by 9 this evening so I have managed to get a full night of knitting in.

E.M - Longies are finished and will be washed/lanolized tomorrow. Watch for a final picture and shipping soon!
S.A. - waistband done and just starting to work on the body
Erica - charting and knitting tonight the embellishing is my weekend project goal
Instock NT for September - cast on and waistband begun.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunny Days

It has been beautiful weather here so I have been able to get the kids out and sit and knit while they play. The baby has been cranky at night thought so I haven't been able to knit much at night which slows me down a bit.

E.M - First leg finished second leg begun
S.A. - Night surfer cast on
Erica - embellishing this weekend

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just chillin' and knitting

Another hot day today so we are chilling inside (literally I put the AC's on and I haven't done that all summer) until it cools down enough to take the kids out this afternoon.

E.M. - split for legs and working both of them
Erica - charting the design still didn't get much time to work on this this weekend
S.A - will be ready to cast on in the next two days

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Feelin' hot hot hot

Phew it has been hot here today -- and my kids have been super crabby because of it!

The AK Apple Orchard longies for Cinderella08 are shipping tomorrow. They came out wonderful!

E.M - Ready to split for the legs and body progress shot e-mailed as requested.

Erica - All dry I am working on charting the design tonight.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Late night knitting

House full of cranky kids here today -- why is it they are always cranks on the same day?

E.M. - Cast on
Cinderella08 - finished drying today will be shipping Friday
Erica - longies are done and blocking, will begin embellisments when they are dry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Changing things up a bit.

I feel like I sometimes fall behind in communicating with customers. I have found it takes a lot of time for me to take pictures and upload them so I am going to change the blog format a bit. Form now on I will post pictures of items when they are complete and just do written updates until then. The only exception will be if customers really want to see progress pictures posted frequently to the blog in which case that is not a problem at all, you just need to let me know.

So progress update for today:

E. Montes (HC Custom) - yarn arrived this afternoon and will be wound into cakes and cast on either tonight or tomorrow

Cinderella08 - Longies are almost dry and on target to ship before Friday

Erica - second leg should be finished tonight, then they will need a bath before I begin the bum design.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Working along!

Still working on the Alligator Knits Apple Orchard colorway on Marr Haven. I plan to get these close to done if not completely done on vacation!

I also have one leg done on the special longies -- plan to finish the second leg on vacation!