OFF THE NEEDLES
My Guernsey Wrap
It’s unblocked and I’m sure the stitches will really pop after blocking, but I’m so excited to have something finished for today that I couldn’t wait. I’ll post another photo, I promise.
What next? Socks maybe? Another wrap? A sweater? Maybe one of each?
This is my anniversary gift from Mr. Iknead. We’re renewing our vows next week with son in law Clefton officiating. Thirty-five years and he’s still my best friend. (I’m leaving out the lover stuff because it grosses the kids out.) He’s getting better at his gift giving, but he still needs more practice ;). I saw this when we went to get our wedding rings cleaned and resized, and I loved it. I never dreamed I’d have it on my finger! I can’t stop admiring it!
OFF THE NEEDLES
Liesl is a done deal – knitted, ends woven in and blocked. It fits and I’m really, really excited at how it turned out.
My Liesl Sweater
Knitpicks Cotlin in Brown Sugar
I’m linking with Tami and Frontier Dreams KCCO today.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant
It is with ginormous regret that I inform you that the Cable and Pleat Tunic is no more. (Sobsniff). After taking a hard look at it last evening and then sleeping on my decision , I decided to go ahead with my plan to frog, let it rest and then start from scratch in the near (I hope) future. Next time, I’ll go down a couple of needle sizes, it was very loose and I knew I’d never wear it without something underneath and knowing how hot Arkansas summers are, it just wasn’t going to work. Besides, it’s not like I don’t have other WIPs to work on. I can hear The Socks On A Plane Socks whimpering to be picked up even as I type.
BUT THEN, AGAIN
A Wondrous Box arrived in the mail today, and man, is it ever going to be hard to keep my grubby paws off the goods long enough to carry out the abovementioned plan. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean!
Two hanks of incredible merino and as a little extra surprise, a sample of lovely silver silk with sequins and beads, all from Artyarns, thanks to Yarnbox. Could you stay strong in the face of this???
I’m rereading an old, old favorite, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk. It still lights my dials. I read this book as a kid, maybe junior high or a little younger, probably because my parents owned a copy and I’d most likely finished my library books and then gone hunting for something else to read. This became a favorite immediately. One thing I’ll always be thankful for is that my parents never, ever put any sort of limitations on what I read and I loved to read. My dad was also a Reader with a capital R and it wasn’t unusual for he and I to be reading the same book. He was an omnivorous reader and thanks to him, so am I. Best gift ever, thanks Mom and Dad!!!!
Linking with the usual Wednesday bunch – Tami, Ginny and Frontier Dreams.
I’m not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. William White
ON THE NEEDLES
I’m coming right along with the Cable and Pleat Tunic, being really close to finishing the front and side shaping. For once, the color in the photo is nearly, if not completely, true. Another awesome thing about the patio – it’s a fantastic place for taking pictures.
Here’s my latest set of pots, which once again exceeded my glazing expectations.
I have one or two left to glaze and plan to go into the studio this weekend to finish them up. Class has a two week break before the next session and it’s always nice to go into the studio with a clean slate as far as projects go.
This week’s book is a biography of Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn. I like it, I don’t love it. It had parts that are hard to read, it feels like you are in the front row for his self destruction at times. It also goes into minute detail seemingly sbout everything, which bogs me down sometimes. This probably won’t be a repeater, it’s a library book, so I don’t feel guilty about just skimming it in parts. I’m anxiously waiting for my Audible credits to show up so that I can get Stephen King’s newest, Mr. Mercedes. They should be coming any time now.
Mr. iknead figured out how to turn the autocorrect off, but now, I get aggravated at all the typos and have to proofread much more carefully. I know, gripe, gripe, gripe. Sheesh!
I’m linking with the Wednesday regulars, Tami, Frontier Dreams and Ginny.
You must train your intuition — you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. Ingrid Bergman
ON THE NEEDLES
Vivacious Chocolate Shrug is still on the needles, but just barely. The bottom line on this particular project is that I don’t have enough yarn to finish it. No matter how many times I do the math, I’m still about a skein short of a project (that sounds like a joke) and decided to find one that fit both my yarn yardage and needle size. I stalked Ravelry patterns for hours until I decided on Rita Taylor’s Harmonia Shrug, here’s my progress so far:
At the moment, I’m in the throes of infatuation for two books. First up is The Other Family, by Joanna Trollope and the second is a memoir, New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell. Both are awesome in their own way. I (finally) finished Frogmusic and have queued it up to read again after the current two. Book crazy, always have been, always will be.
Seriously, who can read that and NOT laugh?
I’m linking with the usual suspects, Tami, Ginny and Frontier Dreams KCCO.
If Borg’s parents hadn’t liked the name, he might never have been Bjorn. Marty Indik
ON THE NEEDLES
2) Socks on a Plane, #2
3) Vivacious Chocolate Shrug
I’m still loving Frog Music as much as I did when I started it; since the story is told backward, end to beginning, the suspense is building and I’m less sure of “who did what, when and why”. I love that in a book – do you? And since I’m very seldom book monogamous, I started Anya. You can read about it here.
I’m linking with my usual Wednesday blogs, Tami, Frontier Dreams KCCO and Ginny’s Yarn Along. Do you have others you’d like to share?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
ON THE NEEDLES
Since the first version of Socks on a Plane was way too small, I frogged and started over, this time with a total of 64 stitches instead of 56 (as best I can remember, I seem to have blocked it from my memory) and this time around the fit is much better. I’m glad because it just about kills me to frog something that is so close to being finished. Close as in one inch of cuff and I’m finished and moving on. I did it and I’m glad I did, but still…
Second Go Round
I’m still reading God’s Hotel, which is taking longer than usual to finish since I seem to only read it when I’m on the treadmill. This is a good thing most of the time because if I have a “special treadmill book”, climbing on and walking for 45 minutes or an hour doesn’t seem to be as much of a chore. I downloaded a new book, Frog Music, that I’m looking forward to reading; I suppose you could call it my carrot and stick, since I’ve resolved to finish Hotel before I start anything new.
I’m linking up today, as usual with Ginny, Tami and Frontier Dreams KCCO. Inspiration Central, like always.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Clinton Pearce