Monday, April 6, 2009

Moving along or Close, but no cigar!

Not quite as far as I would like to be, but I am showing some progress I guess! I feel as though I will never be done with this piece. I am definitely feeling the pressure of being behind. I am quite happy with the way its turning out so far. I will be posting a teaser picture in the next couple of days though! See if anyone can tell where I am going with it.....I love to keep it entertaining!

It seems as thought I have developed yet another hobby...just what I need! I started a sweater for little Kileigh quite some time ago. Well, to make a long story short, I am FAR from an accomplished knitter. I found a pattern that said Easy. For me, it was not easy! I really thought I could do it, but quickly found myself lost in mumbo-jumbo language that may as well have been Greek. I put it aside and really completely forgot about it. With the news of another Grand-baby coming, I again went to the thought of I should make him/her something. While digging around in my front closet aka the Black Hole, I came across the afore-mentioned sweater in progress. For some reason, I felt compelled to finish it or at least give it another try. I am now almost done with it! All I need to do is pick up some stitches to finish the collar, sew it together at the seams and sew on the buttons! I am so proud of myself. I have no idea why I was so overwhelmed before that I gave up on the sweater, only to be doing just fine with the same pattern as before. I will post pictures of the finished sweater when I get it completely done. I had plans on finishing it up tonight, but had to do yet another Shar Pei beaded pin, so had to do that instead. Maybe tomorrow? Wish me luck! I then already have the yarn to make another surprise for Mike and Jessicas little one. I LOVE Grandbabies!

PS. 3 months today Maddux has been fever-free!! YAY!!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Tracey..just a few things here. First of all, the beading is for pleasure, not an obligation. You will be done with the piece when you are done, then you will move on to the next.

Lots are lagging including me. I haven't even started March, but hey, I know what the theme is!

I would guess that when you started the sweater, you just were not in the knitting zone. Now, vwalah! Sweater is almost done.

Kiliegh's big blue eyed pic is fantastic!

Glad Maddy has been well. I had a scare with my Jack, but he is good as new, or old, since he is 9 LOL.

Take care friend. One thing at a time.

Anonymous said...

WOWZERS this is looking totally gorgeous! I can't wait to see Ki's sweater! I can only knit a scarf or hat...I can't read a pattern at all :( Glad Maddy is doing well! xox

Jacquie said...

lol, I had to laugh about your knitting comments. I stick to two needles, hats, scarfs, blankets and that is it. It it involves circular needles, place holding markers, I'm out! Your heart piece is so pretty and I can't wait to see what fills it up...sending more prayers for Maddux, he is looking good...that is so nice he's doing well.

Chris Daly said...

Thanks for the Maddux update. I'm glad you are so busy and enjoying life.

Lynn said...

I want to hug your puppies-they look so lovable! Please hug them for me!!

This page is so adorable; and remember what Carol says which I know is sometimes hard to do. I think we all put unreasonable expectations on ourselves. My mom had herself all upset over a dishcloth she was knitting and had made a mistake on and didn't know how to fix it. I had to tell her "mom, it's a DISHCLOTH!" She realized just by my saying that how silly it was to be concerned about it. So she just kept knitting and really, when it was done, the 'mistake' was barely visible!

I'm so looking forward to seeing that sweater. I have one stuffed into a basket that I never finished and I know I never will. Socks are the extent of my 'heavy knitting'