Friday, January 26, 2007

Obsessed With Circular Needles

Remember I told you I bought some needles on my trip to the yarn district?

I inherited most of my needles from my mother and my grandmother. They're a bit old, some of them have blunt tips, some of them are bent. That's why I'm trying to buy new ones.

While shopping, I asked for circular needles everywhere. Most shops didn't have any at all. The shops that did carry circular needles, offered me the ones made in Argentina.

Come on! They're impossible to use.

Fortunately my Secret Project doesn't require circulars...

But I was so aggravated I even dreamt I was buying circulars!! And you wouldn't believe the ones I was offered in my nightmare dream... they had a rubber tube instead of a cable...
Can you even imagine knitting with something like this???

I would like to thank everybody for their kind words. I am still staying at my mum's - I can't move till Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately I am feeling much much better, everything seems to be going back to normal.

Yesterday Husband came and brought my knitting bag! Whoopie!! I've resumed work on my Secret Project. I can't show you any pictures because a-
Duh! it's secret and b- I haven't got my camera here and I don't know how my dad's picture software works. Anyway, it's about to be revealed... if I can go home on Tuesday I will take pics and show and tell.

Remember I told you my mum is a tyrant when it comes to knitting
perfection?? Well, she had knit about 60% of Ulises' Sweater when she realized she didn't actually love it. She asked me what I thougth. I told her it was quite nice... No no no she said, I don't love it. RIP RIP RIP. Three minutes later she was casting on a different Ulises Sweater. I´ll show you pics when I've got my camera...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Secret Project Interrupted

Unfortunately I am having some health issues I need to take care of... Being the childish squeamish person that I am, and considering the doctor told me NOT TO MOVE from bed/chair, I moved to my mum's house for a couple of days - more like a week - till the doctor sees me again.
Once again, my mum is my heroe, you see...
The bad news is I left my knitting at home, and Husband won't be able to come see me until tomorrow I guess... so I'm sitting/lying around all day with nothing to do!!!!!

All your prayers, good thoughts, positive energy will be appreciated!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Yet Another Shopping Spree

Today my Mum and I went to the yarn district!!!

We had a great time - I always enjoy hanging out with my mum.

However, sometimes she can get MEAN!!! When I showed her Ulises Vest she looked at me and frowned. I immediately knew what she was thinking...

"This is way too big for a newborn - more like for a 1-year-old. And, you should have used smaller needles, the gauge is all wrong."

And then.... rip rip rip... without blinking, Ulises vest was gone.

After that we went to the yarn district.

I bought some Aero Needles - I'm trying to get them in all size numbers. Today I bought 2, 2 1/2 and 3.

And I bought some yarn to start working on my Secret Project!!! I'm still swatching, I'll show you when the swatch is big enough to be shown.

My mum bought some orange/peachy summery yarn and a ball of mathching orange/peachy/reddish ribbon yarn. I saw it and knew it was perfect for her. And of course, she couldn't resist the temptation when I showed her both things together (too bad I didn't take pics).

When we returned home after having lunch, she looked at the yarn I had bought for Ulises... and she sweetly offered to knit something for him herself so that I could start working on my Secret Project right away. I couldn't resist the temptation either. Like mother, like daughter.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ulises' Vest

My very good friend Melania is pregnant, and I've started knitting a V-neck vest for her baby Ulises.
She asked me not to use blue or light blue yarn - she has zillions of garments in these colours! So I chose this gorgeous beige that will look beautiful with something blue or light blue underneath...
In the pic you can see my own design (as usual I can't follow one pattern from one mag - the rebel in me needs to start changing things around) and the swatch.
It's the first time I've knit something for a baby... I can't wait to see Ulises wearing it!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Ribbing Is Boring and It's TOO Hot to Knit!

Not much progress in my Verena Mag Cerise Cardi.
It's too hot to knit - in fact, it's too hot to post, too hot to move, too hot to think! Right now the temperature is near 36°C...

I thought it was just me - but today I talked to my mum and she has two Works in Progress she hasn't even touched for over a week. Then I talked to a friend of mine, she's pregant and knitting for her baby boy - she can't seem to finish a cardi for the baby... I've been thinking of knitting something for her baby - I need to buy some knitting magazines for babies - in the meantime, any suggestions?

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cerise Cardigan from Verena Magazine

Finally I've been able to start knitting again.

You see, January 1st was THE HOTTEST DAY - temperature reached 44°C. Temperatures were really high until yesterday. And I've felt horrible ever since New Year. Yeah, nice way to start 2007: too hot to even move + really low blood pressure that makes you feel you're about to faint any minute.
It was so hot and I felt so bad that Husband told me PLEASE GO AND GET YOURSELF AND AIR CONDITIONER. Bummer, when I started feeling better to go out and buy myself one, the temperature started to fall.
Fortunately, yesterday the temperature went down to around 20 or 25C, so today I was finally able to get my knitting needles back to work.
I hope I can show you some real progress soon!!!