Wednesday, January 28, 2009

twice in one week

Can you believe it. Another posting, in the same week, please don't drop from the shock of it. I've been productive this week and am proud of the accomplishments. Somehow all this productivity has come without changing out of my pj's, which is truly the best kind of productivity isn't it?

I've made my new roommate it's first mommy made knit. I love it. Baby's wrapper is perfect and I got to use some of my coveted Fleece Artist yarn which was a dream. It's not the greatest picture to show color, but there is enough red/purple in it to be a unisex sweater, which is great since we want to be surprised.

While the knitting needles were flying for a change, the sewing machine has been commissioned as well and the results are interesting. Through diaperkit I bought a single kit to see what it would be like to sew it. It took about an hour give or take. Now we'll have to wait and see how it works.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's been awhile.

Well, It's been over a month. It's hard to post on a blog titled purl and pedal when you really have been neither purling or pedaling, especially not pedaling. With 2 feet of snow, pedaling has not been on my must do list. The bike is on the trainer in the basement, but that also was briefly turned into a wood finishing workshop, not an excuse but I used it as one to not go down there and exercise. I must say though, there are some beautiful shelves down there now :) Mr. Romance has done well again. I'm also four months pregnant, and for awhile energy was not my friend. I barely knit, the thought made me a bit nauseous. I have been out snowshoeing and this week knit the first baby sweater, it's almost ready for pictures!

I have finally finished a pair of socks. This was an accomplishment, these things were ripped out many times. That pattern isn't confusing but you have to keep your row count. I'm not the best at that. I've also finished two wool soakers, which I don't have picture of. Plus I've finished knitting something. Sound interesting? I've knit it now I need to decide what to do with it. We'll see how it works up. The sewing machine has come out too, stay tuned!