I bought some yarn... But just a little I swear!

20 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds smoke free.
143 cigarettes not smoked.
$38.50 and 1 day, 2 hours of your life saved.
Your quit date: 3/26/2007

I went to Micheal's yesterday and I made a small yarn purchase. Only a little one I swear! I bought three balls of Cotton Ease to make a cardigan for a friends new baby (From hereafter deemed Hunter's Cardigan). They just found out it would be a boy and these three colors were right there sitting next to a pattern sheet that would be perfect. It was meant to be I tell you.

Work continues on my own cardigan. The real reason I went to Micheal's yesterday was I needed an extra set of size 7 circs, a needle gauge because I lost mine and a few extra balls of Paton's Classic Merino if I could find them in the right dyelot. It worked out perfect I found one skein in each dyelot I needed.

Last night I would not let myself set the pattern down until I got to join the body portion. There is a point in a top down raglan pattern just before you join the body, where you are knitting front, back and each sleeve and each row takes ages! But I forced myself through it last night and now I am on the body. YaY me!

I haven't been painting and I'm sad about it. I started one since I moved to California but I lost inspiration on it. It had been sitting in the living room staring at me and this weekend I decided that painting was not going to happen and I prepped the canvas with Gesso for a new painting in the future. I'm thinking starfish and octopus.

Monday I met Susan at my regular knitting group. It was cool because I had been reading her blog for a few weeks and when I showed up at group, I was like, "Hey, I know you!" Anyway, she agreed with me that one night a week was just not enough social knitting and so we went to a coffee place on Thursday night as well. We had a good time and I look forward to doing it again.

I spent some time on the phone with a dear friend of mine in Puerto Rico as well. I miss her so much. It was so great just to hear her voice.

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend.


Mandy said...

That cardigan is so cute! I love the colors!Yeah on your top down! I have yet to do a sweatwer that way! I am glad that you have people to knit with! I have one person and I had to teacher her how to knit and she could knit with me! Happy knitting!

alice said...

i, too, am jealous! there used to be a knitting group that i went to, but it was kind of far away and... well, then it kind of disolved! so alas, it's just me again. i'm hoping that when i move to new england some day it'll be a different story!

Que Sarah said...

The baby cardigan is going to be gorgeous!! Awesome colors! Congrats on your sweater, your totally kickin' butt on it! I wish you were close enough to come join us for our knit night :-( You'll just have to visit!

Knitcrazy said...

The cardi looks real cute and I love the colors you chose... I have not seen the new CE in the store yet...



Anonymous said...

Both cardigans are great!! So you've made it 21 days without smoking...they say that is how long it takes to make a habit. Congrats!! We are here for you. :)