KNITTING GAL

September 08, 2008

Been away for awhile..........

I think I finally feel ready to blog again. I just ran out of steam back at the beginning of Summer. I felt that my blogging was keeping me from actually knitting. I was so busy trying to take pictures and write about what I was doing that I wasn't actually knitting much....working kind of gets in the way of so many fun things too......so that is my story and I am sticking to it!
I have been knitting a Lace Stole from Lion Brand using their Cotton Ease in Taupe and it is soft and has a very nice drape. I will at some future time provide a picture as this lovely young lady is obviously not me! The stole really does look like the picture of it though. The instructions were written out so I made a chart to follow and that worked like a dream. I also added stitch markers and presto-I was knitting lace.
I am still slogging away on my cable afghan made from the Aran yarn I brought back from Ireland. It is large now and it really needs to be cool weather to have all those reversible cables sitting in my lap. I am also working on a sweet pair of pedicure socks for my daughter. She can wear them when she goes to have her little tootsies done in the cold weather. I am making them in Lion Brand Micro Spun and they are so soft. Pictures to follow. I am using yarns from my stash as I am trying not to buy any new yarn right now.

I want to shout out to all my friends that have emailed me and asked where I was....thanks. A big thanks to Hope and Cindy for being such great blog pals and encouraging me to come back.

I have missed everyone and hope to visit all of you so we can start blogging together again.


8 comments:

Cindy said...

Yay! Donna's back. Even if you don't put in pics (and you don't have to), I'm just so glad your back sharing your knitting, your life and your Oliver. Welcome back!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

So glad to see you back. I've been clicking on your blog every so often and today I get an update!
Oh, I so understand. Between work, and lately a lot of Ravelry, my blog is suffering!

Cactusneedles said...

Glad you're back. Seems like a lot of bloggers I read took a break in the summer, but are back now that fall is right around the corner!

Sheila said...

Glad your back. I thought I was going to have to visit good old FH to see you. Hope your summer for good and restful. Did you get to the beach? I envoy you with the beach!

Eclectic_VT said...

Hey Donna glad to see you back. I've recently delved into lace as well. That stole is beautiful!

Dianne said...

Welcome back! Kisses to Oliver!

hope said...

So glad to see you back, you were missed. I love the stole. I am going to put it my 'to do' list.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

Glad you are back...I'll admit, I've been gone too :) That stole is gorgeous!