March 19, 2008

Yeah, I'm still here...

31708aYummmmm. This is what we made for dinner on Monday. This pizza is so easy to make and so yummy. We fancied it up by adding some spinach. I don't think E or D minded the added green to their pizza either. Now, if we could only find a whole wheat crust recipe that we like. The crust on this one is out of a package. After making the crust, you just layer the mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, spinach, grilled chicken, Parmesan cheese, and oregano.

I've made some knitting progress. I'm slowly working on my Arabian Nights stole. I'm nearing the center of the stole. I plan on tweaking the pattern in the center. The center is supposed to have three vertical lines of beads. I don't want those there and I'm going to try grafting it to be as seamless as possible. I'll have to find a good place for this half of the stole to end before I setting it aside. I think that I'll run a lifeline and keep this side on some needles and still attached to the ball of yarn. That's just in case I have to rip, tink, add more rows, or do whatever to get the center to look how I want it. I'll take some pictures when this half is done.

31908bI finished the mittens from Selbuvotter for E. Steaming really does wonders for evening out funky stranded work. ;-) These mittens were so lumpy before I steamed them that I hid them away and didn't want to look at them. After steaming, they're acceptable to me. I still need to do more practice with my stranding tension. You can really see my tension issues on the backs of the mittens. I tried doing one mitten on two circular needles and one mitten with dpns. After the steaming, the mitten done on two circulars looks better than the dpn mitten. I don't like small circumference stranded work. The thumbs on both mittens look bad. :-(

Pattern: NHM #3 from Selbuvotter
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill solid in Pink and Knit Picks Bare
Needle: size 2 (3mm) Knit Picks circular and dpns
Start: March 4, 2008
Finish: March 18, 2008

I have a few other projects on the side too. I haven't gotten much further with the chicken/egg toy from Craft magazine. My hands and acrylic just don't get along, but I do like how acrylic looks for toys. It was supposed to be done for Easter, but I don't think I'll get two done before this weekend. Oh well. I'll just give them whenever they're done.

31908dCan you figure out what this is? If you said a sock, then you must have looked at the new spring Knitty. This is going to be the Posey sock designed by Lisa Kay. I just had to try it for the cool construction. Those little squares are tiny and a bit awkward at first, but they fly by once you get the motions down. I'm making the sock one row shorter because I can't count. ;-) Really, I was eager to see where the sock was going, so I shortened it. Lisa was so nice and linked to my picot edge tutorial in her pattern. It will be a while before I get there, but I think that I'll have to use my own tutorial. It's been a while since I've done a picot edge that I've forgotten how to do it. I still have one more row of squares to do before I start sewing the leg together and make it look more like a sock.

In other news around here, our wonderful postman is leaving our route. :-( He was so nice and he's been here since we've moved to this house. The kids loved it when he delivered a package to the house because he would always talk with them for a bit.

1 comment:

Octopus Knits said...

Mmm... that pizza looks great! I'm working on my first real stranded knitting project, and it looks pretty uneven right now, so I'm hoping for the magic of blocking. I haven't got the knitting with both hands thing down yet. Your mittens look good to me : )

Ah yes, I do see a sock...