Tuesday, February 15, 2005

No Time!

This past week has just been awful! I've made very little knitting progress and I keep thinking of more things that I need to knit.

Part of my lack of knitting progress can be attributed to my trip to Austin this past weekend. Peter (my DH) ran the Freescale Half Marathon. As usual, he ran fast and did very well--he finished 6th in his age group and 29th overall. That's out of 3798 runners. Sometimes I'm so jealous that he is such a great runner. But most of the time I'm just proud of him.

While in Austin, I visited Hill Country Weavers and was very impressed and a little claustrophobic. It's a little house crammed with yarn from the floorboards to the rafters. And there were so many kinds of luxury yarns! I just stood there petting the yarn and dreaming. Good thing I'm not a stasher. I might have bought a few skeins just to have them!

However, I did by some sock yarn to make a baby sweater. The sweater I'm planning to make is very similar to Devan from Knitty, but it's a crew neck cardi rather than a v-neck. I'm going to make the sweater for my little niece, Eva. Prior to her birth, Eva was the inspiration that caused me to start knitting again after several nonknitting years. When my brother and SIL announced that they were going to have a baby, I decided to knit a baby blanket. I haven't stopped knitting since. Here's a photo of little Eva wearing a sweater that I made for her.

3 comments:

Judy said...

I LOVE that little pink hooded sweater! What yarn did you use? Where did you get the pattern? Good work!

Judy said...

Thanks for the info. on the pink sweater!

monkeemaven said...

Ooh, congratulations on Hubby's success!

The great thing about living in Houston is that you can make a day trip of HCW but are not *too* close for it to be a constant tempation. ;)