Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Needles

I just finished something that I have been thinking about making for months, a needle book for a dear friend and fellow Leo. After much reflection and pinned inspiration, I put this original gem together.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fair Day

Woooooooooo. The Fair is opening in Ventura today and I have my tickets. Now, I knit and wait for my family to enjoy the opening ceremony in about an hour and a half.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sleeves Will Be Conquered

I think that I could make myself famous for saying (among other things), "Sleeves are my Kryptonite." A couple of years ago, I took to making them first (Betty sweater), realizing that course as a way to beat my own short coming and to play with uncertain gauge. Luckily, it seems that Jared Flood feels solidarity in the case for making sleeves first;  his sweater, Ranger, begins with the sleeves. One down and the second one on its way.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Neon Love

We got this glorious, saturated neon Plymouth Encore yarn and it needed to be mine. Oh, the plans that I have made!
When I showed a ball of it to my 2 year old daughter, she said "Yes!" before I could say anything else about it.
First, I am making a ton of squares and mixing these glowing colors with black for a little blanket for my girl.
Then, I am going to take the pink with gray and make her another tomten.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Knit More

I did show you a swatch yesterday for a sweater. I started that sweater. It is going swimmingly.
Then, I became distracted by some shiny new yarn last night. I swatched again and I started another sweater. The good news is that it is nearly finished. It is a tiny, little, baby Tomten.
When all 219 yards are devoured at the end of the sleeves, I am going to use some of our new clasps as closures.

Monday, July 01, 2013

A New Brew

This morning (with 1000 other things to do), I am swatching for something new. I am auditioning Madtosh in Whiskey Barrel for the Heidi Kirmaier sweater, Peasy. It is looking promising.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Good Day

We are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary. From an undisclosed location, we have enjoyed many fun grownup/child free activities. My favorites, with 5 hours to go in this day, have been an uninterrupted afternoon nap and catching up on my mystery shawl knitting.

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