SHOW AND TELL
Color # 9604
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
(I have a definite plan for this, but must keep it on the down low for now)
Lorna’s Laces Solemate
Color # 3684 – Flames
55% Superwash Merino
30% Outlast viscose
A NEW FAVORITE POEM
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping
Listen for dear honor’s sake,
Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save.
HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
A certain family member requested some type of scarf (she’s not picky) to go with a new red winter coat. My cerebral cogs started meshing and here’s what they came up with.
80% Merino/20% Nylon
To make a long story short, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this yarn and am having separation anxiety over the thought of using it for a Christmas gift. I want to clutch it to my breast and croon, “don’t worry, you’re staying with me.” Is this weird?
Truly, though, the red in this yarn is the wrong red to go with the coat. The coat is a blue undertones red and while this yarn does have red, it’s red with orange undertones. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Off to my LYS sometime today to find a more appropriate bluey red for the gift. I think this is called a “rationalization”.
Mr. Iknead and I had the ultimate grandbaby experience over the weekend. Bigdaddy had a wedding to officiate up in Branson, Missouri and took Bigmommy along. Mr. Iknead and I had the Papoose and Sprout solo from Friday morning until late Sunday afternoon. What a treat!
A good time had by all!
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll
ON THE NEEDLES
Christmas knitting is going like gangbusters. One more evening of knitting on this particular project should wrap it up.
Les Miz scarf/shawl is moving right along, although when I took it outdoors for a picture I noticed that somehow one of the needles has pulled out, so that will be today’s Les Miz knitting.
Yesterday was a day of galloping startitis, so I caved and started Hilton Field Cowl, designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, in a book called November Knits . I’m using Cascade 220 that I found in the sale bin at Yarn Mart, in the colors I love. Does it get any better than sale yarn in favorite colors? I don’t think so.
ON THE BOBBIN
is in the process of becoming
Merino from Diamond B Sheep in Greenwood, Arkansas
Linking up with Tami’s WIPW blog and Frontier Dreams. Visit them for inspiration overload.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Ella Williams
Last weekend, I was shopping my favorite part of my LYS – the bargain bin – and picked up seven balls of some great CEY Portland Tweed. I blogged about it here. I decided to try to reproduce a favorite sweater and started calcs last night. Once again, not enough yarn and I’d bought up all Cindy had. Again, no prob, there’s always the internet, right? Again, wrong wrong wrong. None, zilch, nada available anywhere, great yarn, just discontinued and now extinct. That’s twice in a week that I’ve come up short on yarn for projects. Sounds snakebit to me. Dang.
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin
TAKING A SPIN
My first attempt at plying – I think I need to watch some more YouTube tutorials
Nutmeg and Copper
I’m condition SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectancy) and I know it, but I just couldn’t pass up this Portland Tweed that was on sale at Yarn Mart Saturday. i’m thinking funnel neck sweater – if 870 yards would do it and it might, it just might. If not a sweater, then maybe a shawl.
I just noticed that perhaps I’m thinking in fall mode now, with my newest stuff definitely being autumney, making me think of pumpkins and falling leaves.
Classic Elite Yarn Portland Tweed, color number 5012, 50 g/approx 120 yds, x7, 50% virgin wool, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose
SOMETHING NEW FOR JOSIE
I made Josie a new bed yesterday afternoon, I decided the old, zipper broke sleeping bag was just too ratty and found this pattern in a library book called One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. Turned out well and she seems to like it.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. Ben Jonson, Cynthia’s Revels
OFF THE NEEDLES AND INTO THE SOCK DRAWER
Crocus Vernus in Shibui Sock
I had several setbacks with this project, but am glad I stuck with it. They turned out really well, I think! The Shibui color is mystery pink, found two skeins in the sale bin at Yarn Mart which had lost their bands. Excellent find! Will be making another LYS run sometime this afternoon, probably on my way to the Art Center for some clay play. With the holiday Monday, I’ve not been able to get to the pottery studio in a week, I’m having a little bit of withdrawal. I had a couple of things that were ready to fire. Hopefully, they were included in the kiln and since with clay and glazes, what you see is not usually what you get, the suspense is killing me. I might even remember to take some pictures!
Don’t forget to drop in on Tami’s FO Friday blog to catch some amazing FOs.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso
ON THE NEEDLES
I think I have more WIPs than I ever have, due to a terminal case of startitis over the past month or so. I’ve been working steadily on each of them and so far project boredom hasn’t set in, which is a good thing, because that’s how my startitis starts. So, here they are, in no particular order:
Crocus Vernus Socks from Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet
The yarn is a mystery Shibui Sock that I discovered in the sale bin at Yarn Mart. I think it’s perfect, don’t you?
Sunday Swing Socks
These are also knitted using Shibui Sock, colorway Poodle Skirt and are sharing the stage with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee‘s newest book. I’m linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along this week, so don’t forget to drop by and check out more projects and current reads.
Last, but certainly not least, is a simple, top down sweater I’m calling Karma as it started out as the Imagine Sweater, morphed into the Yarn Formerly Known As Sweater and is now born again. Instant Karma, anyone??
100% cotton Yarn Formerly Known As Sweater in Periwinkle
Don’t forget to check out Ginny’s Yarn Along and Tami Ami’s WIP Wednesday blog.
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Everyone, come on