"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

10 November 2009

I had to stop in quick to show how the sweater is coming along. I can't wait for it to be completely finished.
I tried it on long enough to check out the length of the sleeve. I can't wait for it to be finished. I LOVE it! So tonight there will be another bit of fast knitting a few hours before its time to hit the sack. It's so comfy, cozy!

Last week I finally got onto Ravelry, after much coaxing from a couple of the girls at the LYS. My word! That place is addicting! I was loading up everything I could when I had a free moment or two. I even made Glenn get off the computer once this weekend so that I could load up all my needle sizes before I forgot. I'm crazy. I'm just trying to make sure I'm not buying duplicates you know.

So anyway, I loaded up all the little projects that will be tackled in the near future. There was some shuffling around that was done with the order of things. Glenn's sweater is still next (which is now the Santa Cruz hoodie from Knit 2 Together) and then the ballerina slippers that the girls want. But then there were will be another beauty made just for me. The Pimlico Shrug. You have got to go take a peek at this. Gorgeous! I loooove the color that Knitterella used for her shrug. I will be surely knitting as fast as I can just so I can get to this project. I might need physical therapy afterwards though! LOL!!!

Another busy day around these parts. I started with getting up early and doing my yoga routine on the Wii Fit plus. Who would have known that you can feel relaxed and stretched after doing all of that. I also realized that I'm old and rickety and yoga is helping. Who knew that stuff is good for you. At least dinner is done and that is one less thing on my list today. I need to dig my pig snout out for dinner. We had German Rouladen, purple cabbage and spaetzle last night and it was GOOOOD!!! It was torture though smelling the rouladen cook in the crock pot all day yesterday. Alot of drooling going on. It has to be on the top 5 list of Fav's around here. I was calling Mom a couple of times just to make sure I wasn't forgetting something here and there. Don't want to mess that up!

Hope everyone had a FAB weekend! The week seems to be shaping up well around here. Hope it's good for you too! Cool weather, yummy food planned, comfy blankies, working out and KNITTING!!! Great plan of attack if you ask me.


  1. Kar, what a beautiful sweater that is working up to be. I love that color! AND I want that shrug!!!! I love it. I wonder if I could find something like it in crochet. No matter how hard I try I just can't seem to get my mind around knitting -- I'm probably trying too hard.

    I love your life. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Welcome to addict-land! I also have all my needles and hook organized there, I love Ravelry.
    My, you are a fast knitter, aren't you? I am still struggling with the first sleeve of my cardigan!

  3. Hi Kar,
    thank you so much for all your loveley comments on
    my blog.Sorry,but I have had some problems with my computer.
    Your red sweater is wonderful.Perfect for the coming cold wintertime.Sorry for my bad english.
    I hope you and your family are okay!!!
    Have a nice week,
    a lot of hugs,Regina

  4. The sweater is lovely. Ravelry is very addicting and so much fun

  5. I love Ravelry and yes it is very addicting.
    What is your name? I'm noisyneedles. I love the sweater it's turning out great.

  6. Karrrrrrfeeeeeeeee!!! How's my girl doing this week?? I would tell you about the last week, but it would make me tired!! We're getting some wtness from the IDA storm thing tonight, and it is kind of nice to hear the rain.

    Your sweater looks great! My Maddy and my SIL Deanna are both on ravelry!

    OK...now for the Rouladen!! That is a family fave of ours, too, passed down from Randy's grandma! Do tell how you make yours!! I'm so curious if it is similar to ours!!

    I made that potato soup tonight and OH MY was it ever delish!! Such great comfort food!!

    Well, gotta go clean up my mess and do a couple of little chores!

    Have an awesome week, and thanks for being such a fun, sunny bloggy friend, Kar!!
    Love ya,

  7. I love your sweater!! And I especially love the color!!! You are so talented. I cant' wait to see the finished project.

  8. The sweater is looking great and that shrug is gorgeous! I can't wait to see all your finished items, but something tells me that as soon as you get closer to your goal, you'll add more to the list. :-)

  9. So glad you are on Ravelry now. It is great but be warned....it is a huge timesuck :)

  10. What a beautiful color....really pretty, Kar! I am quite curious about how to make the German Rouladen. I think my husband would love it!

  11. I love that sweater, the colour is gorgeous! I must give ravelry another go. I joined up and then got all confused. Maybe this weekend.