Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Look - A red and white cardigan! It's blocked, but has no buttons.

I don't know what kind of buttons I'm going to put on it. There are so many options.

I have the whole summer to decide (and longer since I'll wear it without until I find the perfect buttons.

Here is a hat! It's green and silver, for my friend Sam.

I'm making a scarf as well. I'll have to start that soon. It will be a nice portable project.

The yarn is Brown Sheep worsted. Pine and Grey Heather. The pattern is from Charmed Knits.

Here is the beginning of a blue cardigan for my spouse. He best like it.

The yarn is from KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather.

I also took pictures of the Shapely Tank, but the color is all wrong. It looked quite blue but it is really purple. I'll try again in the daylight and see if I can get a more accurate color.

A long drive results in knitting

I drove to South Dakota for some weekend camping. The mountains were beautiful, the weather sublime, the drive boring. It was a great time. I really enjoyed spending time with my friends, meeting new people and just hanging out.

I finished a hat for a friend and started a scarf. I started a cardigan for my spouse. I knit the cardigan until I ran out of yarn. I hadn't expected to get so much done.

Last night I went to a friend's house and sewed canvas for a while. I got home at midnight and now I'm tired. I should go back and work on it some more, but I also need to do some work around the house. There are never enough hours in my day.

My sinus is still so congested. My entire face hurts. I need to find a new doctor. But I'm just not ready to spend all the time it takes to find one. It's too bad that my friend Dr. Pete doesn't live close by.

Last week I finally had enough money to buy the new iPod. On the way to South Dakota it became necessary to buy a car charger for it as well. I hope to get my music on it soon. But right now I have 200 hours of knitting Podcasts that I haven't listened to yet.

I found the camera so I hope to get some pictures this evening.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

No knitting

I haven't managed to knit for more that 15 minutes all week. In fact nothing really occured here at all this week. We have all been very lazy. Maybe some knitting will occur this weekend.

I did acquire yarn for two presents. Socks for my friend Chris and a scarf for my friend Sam.

Just what I needed - two more projects!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Another Friday!

The red and white cardigan (this would be the La Crosse sweater for those who were here for those entries) is washed and blocked. I still have a few tails to weave in. And I planned to take pictures last night but, big surprise, I can’t find the camera. My camera needs a locator beacon, maybe a GPS chip.

I have completed the front of the Shapely Tank and about 3 inches of the back.

Last night I went on a very nice long walk with Kate. It was fun. I’m sure we were pretty slow for her but I really enjoyed the visiting and getting out of the house.

I’ve decided to buy little nosegays for Saturday. The roses are pink instead of the ‘usual’ white and yellow, but they are SO cute. At least I thought so.

I’m currently obsessed with green tea lattes from Starbucks. This morning I went to get one and they were out of Matcha. Can you believe it! I didn’t get one yesterday because the gal screwed up the order and I didn’t feel like correcting her. On the upside they didn’t charge me for the white chocolate mocha with a shot of peppermint that I settled for so I’m good. Sugared and caffeinated.

We close our mortgage on Tuesday. That chapter of my life will be behind me! The arduous task of paying for the monstrosity will begin. Frightening!

Monday, May 07, 2007

The red and white cardigan.

It's done! Pictures after washing and blocking. Still haven't found the right buttons. But except for the buttons, the knitting and sewing is done.

The yarn that was to be Picovoli is going to be the Shapely Tank. I am going to cast it on next. It will be lovely.

I spent Saturday sewing canvas and Sunday unsewing canvas. It isn't as bad as it sounds and I did get one top done except for the last seam. With any luck I can get Mary's top redone tomorrow night.

The kids are gone. Liz is at Grandma's house and Josh is back at college. It will be nice and quiet around here for a week. The quiet will do me a world of good, but I doubt I will get anything much done.

Maybe another sweater!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Once again - insane

My mother bought me some beautiful purple Microspun. I decided to make a Picovoli sweater out of it. I might be just a little short on the yarn. But I'm going to try it anyway. Wish me luck!

Just as soon as I finish this red and white cardigan. I've finished the left band and I'm almost half done with the right button band. I need to sew the bands down, crochet the edging and then knit up the neck. Done in no time!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Pictures you were promised

The new sock. I love the colors of this yarn. I would like to make a sweater out of it.

Here is the red and white sweater - I just started the button bands. I'm about 1/4 done with the left one.

And here are the lovely socks my fiber group made me. They are sooooo nice.