Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Updates & Knitalongs

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I know I did. It was awesome!! I had my first gig with my new band. It went really well. The people didn't want to go home. During the course of the night, one guy pulled me off stage to dance with him. A lot of fun was had by all.

I finished my fitted knits split-neckline tee a week ago Sunday. Here it is.

I did have to make a few adjustments to this piece. I had lost a few pounds while making this garment so, I did a few decreases on the sides. The keyhole ended up being too big for me so I had to do quite a few decrease to make it fit also. I wore it to work yesterday, and received quite a few compliments. The nicest one I received was from a woman in the park I usually sit in for lunch. I was just walking through, going back to work and she stopped me by saying "I saw you making that. I would have never thought that was what you were making. Wow!!" My mom has put her request in for one in green. I picked out the yarns for it, and hopefully will get started on it as soon as next week.

In other news, I'm doing a knitalong with my new knitting buddy Amanda. It's for the Lace Nightie from Interweave Knits. I made the button, which you can find over to your right side of my blog. Amanda set up the Interweave Lace Nightie knitalong at Crafters.org. If you are interested, come join us. I just casted on for it. If you are having trouble with the link, email me and I'll email you the location info.

On other news not knit related, I started working out again Friday night. I bought Turbo Jam, so I'm starting with that. The music is good and they start you out with 20 minute workouts. I got through it with no problem, and felt the workout the next day, so I guess it's working. I can't wait to see what I look like a month from now. Bathing suit weather is coming up, and I want to try and look a little decent this summer. I also picked up the Goddess workout from Yoga Booty at Walmart. I watched it and it looks really good. I'll be working that in to my workout by the end of the week.

I went to the bookstore at lunch today and found 3 books I want desperately. Since my birthday is next week, I'm hoping I get money so I can order them. The books are Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael ( I love her her designs)!!! Saturday Night Hat by Eugenia Kim and InStitches by Amy Butler.

That's it for now. Happy knitting!!


Adrienne said...

I LOVE Knitting Lingrie style! I just ordered and cant' wait to start the kal with robin! Your top looks great!

Andrea said...

That tee looks awesome...fits perfect.

I would join the KAL but I have to complete five reading-in-bed shrugs.

Sheila said...

Your split-neckline tee rocks... now if I could just figure out how to do that in crochet...hehe. Glad your gig went well.. what kind of music do you play... sounds like major fun.

WandaWoman said...

Beautiful top, it turned out well. I do want to ge the Knitting Lingerie Style book. I look forward to seeing how your lace nightie project turns out.

Sally said...

This looks great! And I was reading your other posts, and I was a flag in marching band in high school, and I also am from NJ! But maybe I told you that already, I forget. Anyhoo, great job on the split-neck tee! (I use too many exclamation points!)

Jada said...

Great job on your top.

Unknown said...

Hey, that top looks great! I was surprised to see how nice it turned out. You look great in it too!

Anonymous said...

I have these little games I play with myself on my workout - if I do it every morning Monday through Friday, I get a crafting-related treat (around $20, like a book, or maybe some sewing fabric.)

I like your blog and I added you to my blogroll!

Anonymous said...

its so pretty! i love the varigated stripe!
i'm in DC now, so don't expect me back until august. my internship ends aug 3 and i'll be back right after to get my wisdom teeth pulled! yuck.
it's sooo hot and humid down here as always and there's 80 million Nam vets down here for the holiday. their stupid harley davidsons kept me up all night and then i see them drinking beers first thing in the morning on the national mall. i guess they dont sleep.
have a great summer! i'll keep in touch!

Ginnie said...

I saw your sweater on the Fitted Knits KAL. I LOVE what you did with this pattern! Based on the picture in the book, I wasn't too enthused about this sweater, but your version has me reconsidering:)


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