Thursday, March 29, 2012


I Love Ravelry! Someone on the In Search Of group had this pattern book and was willing to part with it for $11 (thanks again to the Raveler who suggested it!). Which was fine with me. And the pattern arrived today! Quick work by the USPS.

Here is the yarn, purchased at the Yarn Cafe during their spring sale, the year before they closed.

But first I have to finish this sweater:

I have the front, back and most of one sleeve finished. Somehow I doubt I will get it done by my Saturday deadline, but I'm going to try.

Spring has Sprung! Yay!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another delimna

I found this pattern. I think this is SO cute. I have the yarn (a lovely purple/blue mohair) but I do not have this pattern. Problem 1) The book is $15 and $5 for shipping, cripes, for one pattern. There isn't anything else in the book that I'm interested in. 2) - Am I too old to wear things like this?! I'm not ancient, but 45 isn't really young, either. Hmm?! Oh, the (melo)drama.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring has gone right into Summer

I will finish Thermal (sewing up and weaving in ends) today. It's lovely.

I've also chosen my next pattern to cast on - Yoke Detail Pullover. I hope I can find the yarn quickly.

I've also finished my Peacock Shawl. It's beautiful, but I don't have enough blocking mats to block it out properly.

I also made another Market bag. These are really quick to work up and nice to use. I plan a few more before the month is over. Adara is great yarn for this project. I'm really sad they discontinued it. I'm very glad that someone bought a large quantity and was willing to let me have it.

Today I went to the Omaha Botanical gardens with friends. It was really nice, it will be even better next week when more things are blooming. And May/June when all the trees have leafed out it will be amazing. I will be going back. I could have taken my camera and had a few pictures for the blog, but I NEVER remember to do that. Perhaps next time!

They had a deadly plants display inside, which was really interesting. And Cacti. I wonder how they move all those large plants/planters when they change the theme. It must be an enormous undertaking. Oh - and they have a corpse flower, I wouldn't mind seeing it in bloom, just to see it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Knitting continues. I have finished the sleeves and am ready to pickup the neck on my Thermal. This might be my new favorite sweater, on the yarn love alone.

I have to pick up stitches on my stranded socks. Some cat pulled the needles out.

I am not sure how they continue to live.

I have cast on the bottom band of this sweater:

It's quite lovely and the smallest size is HUGE. More than 10 inches of ease. I really think I need to resize it. Or make a pillow. I might be unknitting what I've started and shove this back in the stash while I think on it (again).

But the whole idea for pulling it out was to knit something in a bigger weight since everything I've been working on lately has been sport weight or smaller. But the other thing I'm interested in starting is Chromatic which is fingering weight, defeating the purpose of starting something new as a break from knitting all the fine yarn.

The weather in Omaha is turning warm. I'm looking forward to sitting on my patio in the evenings. I'm thinking about putting my rocker out with the camp table. Hopefully there won't be much in the way of rain or theft.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Things knit - So far

I always mean to get back and update the blog, but I'm always thinking I'll find better words later.

Finally finished the Hogwarts socks - I haven't had a chance to wear them yet, but I love them all the same:


Finished up a Lore Hoodie for Spring wear:


Managed two pairs of socks:

Dragon Socks

I also made some felted balls:
Sorry the picture is so dark - I'm not a skilled photographer.

A new pair of slippers

But I still haven't managed to put together a useful blog post.