Sunday, January 31, 2010

American Girl Doll Laker Style

I don't have a pic of the doll wearing her new outfit, but here is the Lake Superior State University cheerleader:

I got a bit of knitting done on some socks this weekend also. Jim and I went to a concert last night and ended up leaving during the third song, the music was too loud and the sound quality was horrible. We ended up at hockey and had a much better time.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quilting this weekend!

Only 1 more day to get up early for work, and then it's Saturday and time to go to quilting! I am very excited about that. We're doing the Trip Around the World quilt, again. Everytime the class is offered Paige & I take it now. It's tradition, it's the first class we took together. Her sister Judy is going to be taking it this time too, and I'm very happy that the three of us will be sewing away on Saturday. By the end of the day we'll have a quilt top done or just about done.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sweater KAL

I've decided to do this:, and when it is done I am going to give it away. Not sure what size I am knitting yet. I need to do my gauge swatch, since the KAL starts today. I have time to do this before hitting the shower to head to work, or at least get it started anyway.
Jim and I are in for a busy weekend. I'm very proud of him, he's doing wonderful things. And he loves his job...sometimes too much! :-)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Master Knitter Level 1

So far so good. I am working on my level 1 of the master knitter course from There are 16 swatches and I am on #15, hopefully will finish 15 and 16 tonight so I can get them blocked and in my binder tomorrow. I have learned from this, and it hasn't been easy. I have never had my knitting judged so I am interested to hear what they have to say when they get my binder. I still have the questions left to answer though, so it will be a couple weeks yet I should think. Then it's level 2!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Diva club Saturday!

Ok, Diva club at the Quilted Moose means sitting and quilting for the day. But today I'm not taking my machine. I am taking my well packed knitting bag. I want to finish up the swatches for my level 1 master knitting course, so that is the plan today. I also threw in some sock yarn to start my mom's birthday socks, and I have a scarf in there I have been working on. So lots to knit. The company shall be good also. But first I need to stop at the grocery and pick up something to munch on, so I better get moving!
And it's very cold up here. I am very thankful that I have a warm place to rest, and I pray for those who are struggling with this weather.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The New Year and finished projects

So I finished out 2009 and started 2010 by finishing up projects. Second sock syndrome no more! 2 pair hot off the needles just for me:

And potholders for the Lady's night at work, we are trying to get more women screened for breast & cervical cancer. I am putting together goodie bags, so far I have made the potholders and started knitting the dishclothes.

And I finished a quilt for ??? It's technically a comforter because I tied it, but it's so cozy!

Not a Christmas quilt, but a winter quilt with snowmen and trees.

So that is the start of the new year, and I hope that it continues to be as good as it started.