Friday, February 25, 2011


I've taken up knitting.  On February 5, I picked up knitting supplies, taught myself to knit and purl, and started making the Setesdal Love Hat from the Knitscene Winter 2011 Issue.

(You can purchase it 
through Amazon by clicking in the handy little box right on the left.) 

There are a bunch of really adorable fair isle projects in there, and when I get confident enough to try sweaters or tops, I'm doing the two in there!  Plus, I'll be making a few more of these hats to give away to friends and family.  I've already bought the yarn and have been thinking about new color combinations since finishing the first one.

Here's how it came out:

There are lots of mistakes in there, but I did learn how to change colors, knit in the round and how to pull out mistakes.  The gray yarn feels kind of yucky, but I bought it based on color and the fact that it had a shimmery thread running through it so the hat sparkles in light.

Knitting has gotten in the way of my reading a little bit.  I'm trying to find a balance with both and everything else I have to do.  Ben bought me a Kindle for Christmas and I L-O-V-E it!  I'm on my third book for the year, which seems like a slow start compared to last year.  Right now I'm reading The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon.  The Outlander series has taken over my reading list.  I already have the rest of the books purchased and waiting on the Kindle, so whenever I finish one the next one is right there, and I don't have to carry around multiple 700+ page books.  Super super handy!

Natalie started speech therapy in January and it has been good for her, and useful for me, too.  She's up to nearly 60 words now and didn't have quite 30 when we started.  Physical therapy is still going well and next week she has another evaluation at occupational therapy.  
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