Friday, June 15, 2007

silent night my foot.........................

Well, just getting over a WICKED migraine so I don't have a ton to chat about BUT have no night when I could at least open my eyes, I knitted, and knitted, and knitted..........although, I must confess, I did have one night where I couldn't knit anything at all. It just about killed me :(

I have a feeling it is going to be a looooonnngggggg summer for me and migraines. I had a teeny bit of trouble last year but I can kind of tell already, after 3 days of it kicking my tush, I think more is in store *sigh*

For those who have never suffered from migraines, you lucky SOB's *sheepish grin*. Awww I'm kiddin' you know that. I am really happy that alot of the people I care about don't suffer them. There are several people in my family, myself included, that have suffered from them since we were 16 years old. It's a hard dealing with them for so many years when there really is no sure cure. The doctors have messed for YEARS trying to find some sort of a "cure" for mine, no such luck, not even a good bottle of Jack cures them!

Ok, 'nuff of that stuff. I miss all of my friends, I know my blogging has been sporadic and ya'll always know when I seem to need to hear from ya :) Thanks, it makes me smile every time I know someone misses chatting with me:) You are all thought of daily! Now, onto some REAL blogging content. Here are a few things I have finished in the past week and a half or so....readyyyyyyyyy.... I finished AND had a great chilly day which gave me a chance to wear the Back to School U-Neck Vest from Stefanie Japel. I gotta say ya'll, I just love her patterns. They are a PERFECT fit for me. You have to understand though, I have a REALLY odd shape AND odd taste LOL. I am pretty thin yes, BUT I have WIDE,WIDE,WIDE shoulders and then no hips LOL and her patterns seem to fit relatively flatteringly on me. I REALLY like them. Plus, she writes them well and they are fairly easy to understand. The next up if hers for me is either the "Orangina"....ok, I KNOW Miss Anne is over there cracking up at that cuz she KNOWS how I say it *grin* ummmm, use ya'lls imagination LOL and YES, I truly DID think that was the way to pronounce it heehee. Sooooooooooo without further ado, here is the first little goody!!

I LOVE it. The yarn I used is what the pattern called for, Cascade 220 BUT I used the "Heather ed" line and it did seem a teeny bit scratchy at first. I have washed it and it did soften a bit. It isn't that much of a big deal cuz I wear stuff under it anyways. I made the size small and it fit perfectly (in my opinion LOL) I may make another one

This next little beauty is that Anthropology Inspired Wrap that has been floating all over the net. this pattern was ALOT of fun to do. I had it finished in about a week of evenings. Between working on it and a pair of socks for King1 and splitting up knitting time between the two. Can't help it, I get bored FAST! You can find the pattern at Peony Knits. I do recommend it if you want a fast knit that is cute and likable for all. It would make a sweet gift for someone. I doubled my yarn to get gauge and used a hand dyed wool and silk blend that was a real pleasure to work with. I loved it. I have about 500 or so yards left over from it and am looking for something to jump out and say KNIT ME!! I'll let ya know if that happens LOL I am not a lover of worsted weight yarns but this one is a keeper.

Alrighty then, last but not least, I have the "Short Snort Girlfriend Tank" that I made for Miss Priss. It is a free pattern from Wendy Bernard at Knit and Tonic dot com. If you want a fast (and I mean FAST) knit that is cute and knitter friendly, try it. Miss Priss loves it, although the pattern originally calls for the front straps to actually be one of those little wooden rings sewn to the front and then the back straps run through it, well Miss Priss wasn't having ANY of that. She was TOTALLY against it so I opted to just attached the straps so she would have regular shoulder straps. I have to say, I was a bit saddened that little Miss priss had such an aversion to the original idea since I thought that was what was so cute about it BUT, you know how kids can be *sigh*.

I was a little iffy on whether or not I was "into" the top with no ring and then I decided to just pick up and knit a simple crotchet edge around the top raw edges and it finished it off just enough for my taste and seemingly hers too:) here she is sporting size I will make the 4T-5T as you have already seen with the socks, my kids are how should I say it......not lacking for muscle mass *grin* and the her little rolly poolies are pudgin out around the sides:) sooooo the next size up is a solid vote from me:)

I think I will also make the 2x2 ribbing at the back a little longer, it called for a 1/2 inch and then start the straps but I think it would be a little closer fit with it being an inch to an inch and a half. I really gotta say this is a cutey top. For all that have little ones that can fit this pattern, it is a GREAT stash buster. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I let Miss Priss pick out and it was all left overs from the "hat attack" I had over the winter. I gotta say, I like Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece, it feels nice while I knit with it and some of the cottons have really given me the weeby jeebies knitting with it but I think I'll add this one to one of my fav's pile.

Ok, that's all I got for this post. I have put the one tank I started out of the silkience on hold for awhile, I got tremendously bored with it and decided to just let it take a rest for a bit. I am tossing around the Glee from Zephyr or Green Gables also from them. I REALLY wanna make the Green Gables but I want to use the Brown Sheep Cotton fleece it calls for and it calls for 3 for my size, well, I only have TWO of the color I wanna use (It is a navy blue) soooooo I think I'll just try and figure something else out but not right now, my brain is a bit sore still LOL.

I have a few doctor appointments coming up and may not get time to post but have no fear, I will probably be reading YOURS!!! Remember, life's to short to knit with crappy true, so true;)


anne said...

GASP!! i can't beLIEVE you posted but didn't call me . . ..!!

hahaha! just kidding—i'm glad you are feeling better!

Cheryl said...

I love that vest, and I bet the fit looks great on you! Her patterns are flettering on my body too!

Good luck with the migraines, I go through phases with them. Last year I had them terribly, but this year only one so far!

Yarnhog said...

Anne at wrote about a cure for migraines recently--maybe two or three weeks ago. She got relief from hers (after many years) with a special dental device. You might want to check her blog for info.

Meghann said...

Hey you! Missed hearing from you!!! Love the vest and the little Miss Priss top....I've been looking for something to make for my little miss, that fits the bill!

Danielle said...

I wish I could help you with your migraines soooooooooooooo badly, you just don't know!!!!!D**mn things, pardon my french. I've told you about my battles with them since I was a little girl (I think?) I've had years where I was like you and had them constantly, and I could just sense that more were just know. But this year thank goodness I've had a great reprieve from them for me. I usually only get 'em when I have my period.

With that crud outta the way-I'm so glad it wasn't a silent night after all. I love all three tops, I bet the two look great on you. Btw I like Zephyr patterns too, Green Gables is really pretty. I thought about that one myself. But chose Rusted Root instead. Hope you're wrong, and the migraines stay away.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love the little Miss Priss top. She's so cute in it!

Ah, I hope the headache is long gone now. I have a brother that has suffered from them since he was on 6 years old. He use to beg us to let him die & even banged his head against a wall. Would break our hearts [I'm 16 years older than him so I saw him got thru this.] He still gets them on occasion and he's 42 now. Requires total darkness just like our Grandmother [whom I grew up with & he never knew since she passed away when I was 15][in many ways he is very much like her] It's not a good thing and I try not to complain when I have just a little headache. [I can imagine what you all go thru]

Jennifer said...

Oh Debbie, I'm sorry to hear about your migraine. I really hope you can enjoy your summer without having any more! All of your new knits look fabulous!

kim said...

Hey Debbie,
have you ever tried acupuncture?? I've heard from a few migraine sufferers that it's the only thing that helps them.... For me?? Excedrin all the way, baby....