Headed to California…

For business! Ok, sitting at the airport for a flight to LAX (Los Angeles, CA). Anxious, nervous and excited all at once. My nerves are shot! I don’t care to much for planes…only been on a few. Just don’t like the feeling of not being in control. I know, I know….WEIRD! But that’s just me. Gave all my kisses and hugs to everyone that matters and here I sit. Sweating it out. I hate being nervous for that reason. So that’s why I arrived earlier than most. So I could sit down, and chill out. Maybe another half an hour and I’ll be good to go…

I have never been to California, so this will be an experience all in it’s own. I WILL BE visiting the Pacific…come hell or high water. I will get to the beach! I have promised myself that one. And I plan to take lots of pics. (hopefully)

Well, I’m going to dig into my little knitting bag and start my second monkey sock right now. Help get my mind off all the happenings around me.

C-ya for now, Dreem


Just Monkey-ing Around…

Ok, so I’ve been a little slow to start something new since the baby sweater. But I have alot on my plate right now. Like a little business trip to the west coast. Yep, you read it with your own two eyes…I am going to California! YAY!!! I have NEVER been before so this is exciting for me…Not to crazy about the whole flying thing, but I’ll get over it. I plan to take lots of pics (hopefully) and some knitting. I want to start my very first lace project. I have found the perfect pattern, now I just have to find my yarn. I think I’m going to go with something from Knit Picks just because it fits my budget right now. I’m going to keep the pattern a bit of a mystery for now just in case it turns out to be a total flop (doubt it). I’m not one for trying the simple things to begin with so I am going to jump in with both feet and not look back. Just like me with learning how to do cables. I chose one of the harder patterns to begin with. The Rogue! So I’m not one to try simple things first.

Also, I went into my LYS for a knitters night out and heard that they may be hiring part time help. Sounds like my cup o’ tea. I let them know I was interested…now I just have to wait and see. “Pay me in yarn please!”

And here is what I’ve been working (slowly) on…

Yep, if you guessed Monkey, you got it right. And I decided to go with a short row heel for a change. I haven’t done one in a while so I felt up to the minor challenge of trying to remember how to. I think my memory was pretty good this time around. LOL!

Here’s another pic….just cuz!

Yep, that’s it…just Monkey-ing around!

C-ya, Dreem

Look! It’s a FO!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Ok, now don’t get any ideas…I AM NOT having a baby…but a friend of mine is pregnant and I haven’t had the pleasure of making a knitted baby anything yet. Since my girls are older baby stuff is no where near my future. So without further ado….

Here it is sitting on the dryer…drying

Here’s a bit of a closer look.

And here it is in all it’s glory! Not bad for my first raglan ever. And the matress stitch made the seaming a breeze. Mind you, I did knit the majority of it in the one piece method…even the sleeves. I DO NOT like to seam so it helps.

Specs: Pattern from Simple Knits for Chereished Babies by Erika Knight. I used Jaeger Aqua Cotton in color #303/Herb. Then of coarse cute little buttons that I found at JoAnn’s.

Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

C-ya, Dreem