Thursday, December 14, 2006

Michelle's order

Michelle's order is coming along nicely. I would probably be farther if I didn't have to stop and catch my breath from watching The Office. Oh man, funny show.
Anyway, the colors are not quite true here, but it gives you an idea of how far along I am.
I'll be able to graft the crotch tomorrow and probably begin on the first leg. We have a well baby visit tomorrow. I wonder if I can take it along? Probably not. Most of the visit will be taken up trying to keep the boys from touching every surface in the place. Wee!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Behind my time

I am a day behind where I thought I would be a couple of days ago, but sick kids, sick me, and Christmas decorating... well it all adds up.
Mostly the sick me and sick kids.
So anyway, here are the first longies for the 'pin coop. They are for spookykitty, and are now swimming in my sink having a bath. With luck they'll be dry before the mailman gets here tomorrow.
On to the next. As well as trying to dash off some last minute Christmas knitting.

What I learned today? In Sweden they say "Hej" for hello. And "hej, hej" is more informal and what you'd say to your friends. Thanks Jenn!

Friday, December 08, 2006


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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I did not knit tonight

I did this instead.
I had a migraine. That means I take many pills and lay on the couch with my hands on my head.
Loki did her best to help.

hit a snag

I'm to the graft on the longies for spookykitty, but realized that the needle I need for the legs is currently hiding in one of my unfinished Christmas presents. Curses! So now I have to finish something I've been putting off. It won't take long. 14 rows until it's free. But still. I know I should finish these things. Really I do.
Oh well.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Allllll righty!

I actually started working on the pin coop order before today, which explains why I'm a lot farther along than I would normally be after a day. :)
This is the order for Spookykitty. Coming along nicely with all the short rows in place. I should get to the graft at the crotch tomorrow, so long as the natives behave. We have a playdate tomorrow so they should take a nice nap.
I'll also be updating the wait list tomorrow, so that my friends from the 'Pin can see where they are, and know that I have not forgotten them.
As for now. I'm tired. We watched a really funny movie tonight, Gazon Maudit, and I laughed myself silly. I forgot how racey that one is. But if you speak French, (or read subtitles) and don't mind nudity, I'd recommend it.
So there you are.

Friday, December 01, 2006

I have loosened up considerably

yes I have since I last guaged myself on purewool. Wowsers. I used to get 13sts to the inch and now I get 11. So I've gone down a needle size and taken off 10sts (yes I did calculate for my new guage to get this, instead of just guessing) and just cast on for the new and improved waistband.

I always say that I need to mess up once at the beginning of a project to get a good result. I really need to stop saying that.

Still sick, still drinking Earl and honey. Sweet elixer of life. I do feel a bit better today but that could just be the advil talking.
Still what better excuse to leave the laundry unfolded and sit here knitting.

This weekend, I shall dash off the rest of the knitting for Ben's girls and get their box ready to go. John's taking care of Ben, and Michelle is getting some lovely softness to play with. Family in England - check.
Kim - check
Fran - check
Mom - casted on, birthday present - check
Randy, Doug, and Ruben - pattern found

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I've said it before

But obviously not often enough.
I started the first pair of longies for the pin coop. (Haven't gotten payment yet, but Toni said they all paid so I need to get started sometime)
Trucking along, watching my Thursday night shows, elastic waistband.
All knitted down and going ahead with the purl row...
it strikes me. This is pretty big.
I ask John, and he says, "what is that supposed to be?"
Yep, I'm in trouble.
I'm going to have to figure out my guage on purewool again. I'm getting 5sts to the inch on size 4 needles. I must have loosened up. Or the combo of benedryl, sudafed, advil, and sleep deprivation has loosened me up.
In any case, today's work is a wash. I shall have to frog it and start over. Curses!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Begin the begin

I've heard from Toni. The pin coop is being finalized and I'll be able to start!
So you'll have something to look at shortly, as I begin my ramblings on things everyone is allowed to see again.

The Christmas knitting is progressing. Slowly but surely. I might not be done with Mom by the time, but she's the one who asked for a throw. Woman needs to give a little time for that kind of thing.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I know I haven't been telling you what I'm doing

That's because it's all been Christmas knitting. I'm waiting on that coop on diaperpin to close. I kinda feel like no one wants me to knit for them, but I'll save my insecurities for another day.

For now I'm buried in Christmas knitting, and I can't post pictures or tell you what I'm up to, because you never know whose poking around trying to see what they're going to get.

I mean, they know they're getting knitted things, so I need to reserve some element of surprise.

I promise that when it's all said and done, I'll make a big post with pictures of all I did for Christmas, and you can pretend to be amazed. K?

Friday, November 17, 2006

clearing the decks

The coop on the pin should be closing soon, so it will be time to start working on that.
yes yes. I know I've not been telling you what I've been working on. That's because I'm working on Christmas. And those people who will get something from me for Christmas are just the kind of people who would check out this blog every once in a while.
We can't have them finding things out now. No no. That wouldn't do at all.

I did finish the longies for Emily last week. They're Ocean Rock - dyed by Brad on targhee. Very nice and squishy. I can't wait to give them to her. I'm hoping she'll throw them on Wesley right away so I can enjoy the cuteness.

But other than that, it's secretive Christmassy work. I've got one done, one half done, and so many more to go.

The Christmas parade is tomorrow. I wonder if I should knit in public to start the next one. That could be festive. But that involves cooperation from the boys, and Niall isn't known for his cooperation these days. So we shall see.

Someday I'll get to those socks for me.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Really, it's a diaper

It doesn't really look like a diaper, but it is.
See, Jess needed a new pair of slippers for her grandma. And since she makes fabulous diapers, I was happy to trade her a pair of slippers for a new diaper for Niall.
I can't wait to see what she makes. You should check out Gummi Blu if you're in the market for a new diaper.
Jess, I hope you like these and your Grandma's feet stay toasty warm. :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

a little insanity

Yes. Just a little.
I've agreed to be part of a coop. Right before Christmas. When Kim wants legwarmers and Mom wants a hat and Robert wants mittens...

Is it crazy to think it might be a little fun? Probably. John thinks I've lost a bean or two, but he knew that when he married me. Sure the yarn addiction wasn't so pronounced at that time. I sewed then. But there's the arguement that bolts of cloth take up far more space than the balls of yarn. And since the sewing machine is in the shop...

Right now I'm on the legs of Emily's longies for Wesley. They are going to be great. She really picked a nice colorway. I'm going to have to score some more WWBN to have here. Yep.

Oh, go vote. Even if you write in Kermit the Frog, go vote. It's important. Feel like it's useless all you want to, but if you don't go vote I don't want to hear you complaining. The polling people will be happy to see you. They'll give you a sticker, and some places like Whole Foods will give you a free coffee if you have a sticker. So do it for the coffee then. **stashing soap box**

Back to the wool

Sunday, October 29, 2006

How far I got

Stacy wanted to see how far I got before the allergy bomb hit.

I am dosed on benedryl. You wouldn't believe how long it took to make this post if I told you. Let's just say the backspace key is my friend.


I'm having my late October allergy blitz now.
Knitting is not a priority. Unfortunately. Wool does not do well when repeatedly sneezed on.
I'm on various drugs. Lots of benedryl. I'm looped. I tried to put the milk in the cabinet. The only reason I didn't put the milk in the cabinet was because it wouldn't fit. I was confused but then remembered that milk goes in the fridge.

John is on kid duty. I'm trying not to drip on them.

that is all

Friday, October 27, 2006


I am really dragging tonight.
Stacy, I know I promised a picture. I'm to the crotch gusset. I'm just plodding today. My throat is sore and I'm dying for a slushie. Maybe some husbandly type will oblige me.
I think I'll turn in early tonight. It's silly to knit when you have to keep going back to fix things.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

sometimes it would be better to just go to bed

You know when you cast on for a new pair of pants
everything is going jolly jolly jolly
new heating pad at your back where it still hurts from that bad sneeze
doped up six ways to Sunday on various things
just cruising along knitting

and then you realize you did something wrong
and you have to frog it all and start over


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Newborn stripey

Newborn longies are so sweet. Abby wanted oatmeal and baby blue. I really like this color combo. It's now on my list of things to make for me to keep. :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Extreme knitting

I should have known when Nicole contacted me, saying that she wanted to have something from an extreme knitter. What's an extreme knitter? Well, it comes from this picture that I had in my signature on diaperpin for a while. Just me and John taking silly pictures with a football helmet. Fun times.
So anyway... I said sure! She wanted to order yarn. I said 8oz would be plenty! It usually is! Right?
Can you imagine my horror when I realized that I would run out of yarn when the second leg was still 3" too short? Especially after my own "not enough yellow to finish the rugbies" fiasco? (hey at least that was for my own pants)
So after some emailing back and forth over what our options are... Me finding out that 8oz of Big Blue only has 250 yards (instead of the usual over 400yds of the kinds I usually use - yipe!)... measuring of the intended child to find out the difference in the diapering inseam and the actual inseam differ just enough... exactly enough... for me to finish said longies with just this much yarn left!!!!! Extreme knitting? My my. It's enough to make this knitter sweat buckets.

However, the finished longies are so yummy, they're nearly good enough to eat. And they're so squishy and thick. It's like falling in love. I might just have to take my chances with the big blue again someday.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's not my week...

:( :( :(
I am learning a lot about getting most of the way down the second leg of britches and then running out of yarn.
I am learning about that way too much.

it takes more than 8oz of BFL to make large longies

I did not know, but now I do.

crud crud crud crud crud

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

There's a lesson here

And that lesson is:
You will run out of yarn.
If you think you just might have enough yellow to make a pair of longies if they're striped, but it will be close... you don't. You will run out of yarn. You will run out when you only have a little more to go. You will have just enough left to do maybe half of that last bit.
So you will save that last bit, and take it to the store, only to find out that they're out of that color. It's on order. It should be here by the end of the week.

So if you think you just might have enough left, you don't. Make the longies with 3 colors, just in case.

yarn inventory

So I went through and updated my yarns today. I still have a bunch that isn't in there, simply because I don't know what to do with it. I also found I have a lot less wool than I thought I had hiding back there. Hmmmmmm....

I also got my hands on some BFL. Nicole had some sent from Wooly Wonders by Nada.
Talk about some wonderful yarn!

I'm thinking of getting some to have on hand. It would have to cost more than the purewool does. But it would save people buying it and having it sent to me. And people do pay more for nicer yarns. And I'd still carry the purewool for people who want a price break.

What would you do? I know what I want to do. I want to have nice yarn!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hey Let's Give a Cheer, Carolina is here!

...The Fighting Gamecocks lead the way.

Who gives a care,
If the going gets tough,
And when it is rough,
that's when the 'Cocks get going.

Hail to our colors of garnet and Black,
In Carolina pride have we.

So, Go Gamecocks Go - FIGHT!
Drive for the goal - FIGHT!
USC will win today - GO COCKS!
So, let's give a cheer, Carolina is here.
The Fighting Gamecocks All The Way!

Monday, September 25, 2006

It doesn't take much

Really. It doesn't take much to make me happy. Just a little sweet something. So little and sweet I can hardly stand it.

This is Jack. Isn't he about the sweetest thing you've ever seen?
I swear, this made me happy for the entire week.
I got to hold him, and he made all those wonderful little baby noises too.
Yep. Happy.

And then I get to work on another cupcake hat, because I'm waiting for yarn for longies and all so I need to work on something...
Making good progress... cooking right along.
Kids get up so I put my knitting down and go get snack time started.
forget about the knitting
come back later
find this

notice how someone has so sweetly removed my knitting needles so there are all those live stitches.
How they helpfully put my needles into my ball of yarn.
Hmmmmmm.... yesss...
I don't know which one did it, but I'd wager it was Niall.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

It's official!

I got permission from Bex to use her pattern for the cupcake hat. Woo hoo!
Thanks so much Bex, and I hope you can recover the blog without too much pain.

So cupcake hats are now available. You can have pink or yellow frosting, and sprinkles or plain. The price will be $25.

Now to figure out a good way to photograph some. Hmmm... I should involve my oven somehow.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Now there's enough to see

I'm finally far enough into the rainbow yarn that you can see how it's knitting up. I'm really happy that there's little to no pooling going on. Yay!
I also finished Korrie's longies out of the yarn she sent me. Those took a while, with thin tiny yarn. I need to make sure to either hold it double, or refuse to knit it, if I ever get yarn that thin again. :P
Anyway, this is progress as of about 10ish Friday night.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I've been working on Korrie's green longies, and what feels like miles and miles of stripes. I'm making progress, but with this break in the weather (finally) I just had to take a break. A little celebration. A stop to knit something silly and fun for a dear little friend who will be having her second birthday at the end of the month. This cupcake hat was so much fun to make, even with all the little fiddly nubbles around the edge. Rowan is modeling it here, and you can see that I just had to add sprinkles to it. In the words of my husband, "sprinkles take it over the edge and add a whole new element of just plain silliness. Before it was just a hat that happened to resemble a cupcake. Now it's a cupcake that is a HAT!"
It was a welcome break. I really enjoyed making this. I see more of them in my future.

I did make some changes to the pattern. I knit one row in between the decreases for the top of the hat shaping. I wanted it to be fuller, and maybe she'll be able to wear it longer. Plus, every hat pattern I've ever made has said to knit one row even in between the decreasing rows, so I felt it needed to be done. I'm not sure if this was an omission in the pattern, but just in case you want to make it and yours looks a bit skinnier on top, that might be why.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


This is Andrea's rainbow yarn. It's still wet, so who knows what it will look like when it's dry. But here it is so far!
And no, I didn't wear gloves. My hands are multicolored.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss United States

You probably don't need me to tell you this, but you should never ever ever graft a long join while watching Miss Congeniality. Especially when it's at the end and Shatner is doing his thing. Because you'll do something bad. Way bad. And then have to go back and figure out what it was, and take it down and fix it without the benefit of all your little stitches beautifully lined up on the needle.

Trust me. Put the knitting down until it's over. It's just not worth the pain.

In any case, here's where I am with Katharyn's order. One completely done, 2 soakers that need cuffs, 1 pair of shorts that need legs. Depending on the prevailing mood of the childern, I should finish the knitting tomorrow. But then Niall has been needing to sit on my lap a lot lately, so we'll see. I also want to give the primary color soaker a vinegar bath to help set the red better. The longies I made out of that yarn bled like crazy.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

and so it begins...

I've never knit a sock in my life. Sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, the felted mocs, soakers, shorts, longies, wristlets, blankets.... yes. Socks... no.
But I left my addis in Mississippi, and my normal LYS didn't have the size I needed, so I ventured out of the box to this other yarn store one town over. This place is an old house, with yarn everywhere! Stuffed in bins, spilling out of drawers, in armoires and cabinets and cubes and stacks. OMG. It was yarn paradise. If the a/c had been working better I probably would have been there all day.
And right there at the checkout, they had new hand dyed sock yarn. A small pile. Just enough of each colorway to make one pair of socks.

I got some.
I have the yarn harlot basic sock pattern.
I bought some size 1 dpns.

I don't know when I will be able to do it. I have some orders to finish. But sometime this winter, I will have my very first pair of socks. I'm told it's a slippery slope.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Home from Mississippi

I have one soaker all the way done, one mostly done (needs cuffs) and one on the needles. Pair of shorts to go for Katharyn's order. But I left my addis in Mississippi. That should be a song. If I get to the shorts before I'm done with this soaker, I may have to spring new ones. :P
Aunt Susan should be mailing them.
I couldn't knit all the way home though. Car rides are boring without yarn. I ended up snot-tacular for the return trip though, so just as well. I crashed out and wheezed my way home istead.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


There's something about Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson together that is so right. Isn't it fitting? that I was watching Starsky and Hutch as I finished this embroidery. I hope Katy is as pleased as I am.

Gotta go. Zoolander is on.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


It's like Martin Short is here whispering in my ear, telling me to knit like the wind. But my wrist is a little sore. The one on the left is the original pair. Not large enough for the intended baby. The one on the right is the pair that I started about 3 this afternoon, and worked on as I could between kids, dinner, laundry, and not working on it. **sigh**
I need to dig around in my bin and find my wrist brace. Or maybe it will stop raining.


I don't know why it didn't occur to me when I figured out how many stitches to a round for these shorts... that 90sts would just be too easy. The yarn was a little bit bigger, but not that big... that 90 would NOT be big enough to go around a 20.5" hip...
So now I have a lovely pair of red shorts for a baby with a 17.5" hip, which just happens to be the RISE measurement I was going for. So I looked at the wrong measurement.
Do I feel stupid? Yes. Am I going to have to work my tail off to get this pair done in record time so the mama wanting them doesn't have to wait forever because of my stupidity? Yes. Will I do this again in the future? I'll try not to, but probably.

Might have to have a section of ready made stuff for people who don't want to wait. :(

Monday, July 03, 2006

4th O'July

What a wonderful holiday that encourages mass quatities of grilled meats and snack foods, all the while playing with pyrotechnics. Ahh.
Peace Fleece arrived today. Such yummy stuff. I even got a couple balls for myself this time.
I'm nearly to the crotch gusset on Katy's red pair of shorts, and should finish the knitting of them shortly. I need to shave down the motorcycle picture to get rid of the man, and embroider that one on. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to knit on them tomorrow, what with the holidaying and such, but I'll do my best. We're going to a lunchtime concert tomorrow, so maybe I'll take them along and do some knitting in public. That's always good for making new friends. :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


I really like how this is knitting up! I'd talk more, but Niall is starting to ask for his bedtime snack.

Monday, June 19, 2006

It's not a soaker, but it's knitting

I'm enjoying this break from knitting soakers. It's refreshing to knit something that isn't in the round, and isn't just straight knit stitches. These are Rowan's new slippers, before felting. I knitted them last week, but promised him that he could be there for the felting, and between naps and going out of town for the weekend we just didn't get to felting them until today. They are knit with 100purewool in the brique colorway, held doubled so I could make guage without having it so loose it would shrink to nothing. I put a #2 pencil in the picture so you could see the difference in size pre- and post felting.
Rowan was very impressed with his "shrinking slippers" as he called them. I think I will make these in mass quantities over the next few months, and have my Christmas gifts all taken care of. :)

Oh yes, the pattern is the Felted Mocs pattern from Little Turtle Knits if you'd like to make them for yourself.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Stripe me up

These are Melissa's striped shorts for nighttime. I really like the colors she picked. They're so cheery and make me think of the beach somehow.
So that's it. Other than Jasmine, I'm through the waiting list. Summer is slow anyway. I'm not going to do any extra advertising right now and enjoy a short break. I have mittens and mocs to complete, and might even get a chance to sew a bit. I'll probably get bored in a week or so, but a break will do me - and my wrists - a bit of good.
But if you're thinking of ordering, now is the time. There's pretty much no wait. :)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

We're outsourcing

No not really, but this was much too cute to keep to myself.

The funny thing is, he kept wiggling the needles back and forth, and didn't drop any stitches at all. :) Maybe it a few years we'll have Knits by Niall available. :D

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I'm going to try to be better about blogging

At least that's what I said as I sat down to post this picture... but the put the picture in part isn't working, so I can't make it all prettified with the text to one side and all. I get discouraged. And then I go back to check it and it works. So pretty it is!
Yes the laptop is at best buy again getting "repaired." I am trying to convince John to sell it so we can buy a new Apple. Like the trusty machine I'm on. 7 years old, going mostly strong, and has only needed a repair once in its life.
But anyway....
The above picture is of Niall's shorts, using the "birds" colorway from 100purewool. What strange shorts. They look green and then you get closer and they're all these colors. Very nice. Of course, I haven't put the elastic in the waist or tucked in any ends inside. I tend to procrastinate doing that. But it was only 73ish today, so my motivation for shorts is pretty low. I'll get them done eventually, and then take pictures of them and the fresh blue ones I did (same yarn) and put them in the gallery.

This is where I am on Melissa's order as of about 9 pm.

These are nice and thick, using lamb's pride bulky. On 7s. Overkill? Maybe. But when it's for night I go for bulletproof, and these are nice and stretchy still. 4.5sts to the inch means they're working up quickly too.
I need to get some peace fleece...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

in the navy

We can put your mind at ease... What a nut job song. But then The Village People weren't really in to deep lyrics now were they?
These are Katy's navy shorts. They make me think that Niall could use a pair of navy shorts that would go with everything. I just might have to go grab another ball and make him a pair. If they have that dye lot still....

I have the night off since I can't start Melissa's night weight shorts until I get a new ball of yarn. Soo...

I'll finish Niall's shorts in the "birds" colorway. Could I not knit? John's asked me that. I can't just sit on the couch anymore. My hands have to be busy. I guess that's how I can be lazy without feeling like a sloth...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We're heading off for the weekend, so I'm taking a bit of time.
I finally finished and sent Renee's two XXL shorts

And I'll get home ready to start on my next project.

Oh, the Winnie the Pooh shorts for the Connecting Through Cloth event went over very well! I'm proud of them and the money they raised to help Emily with baby Rosa's adoption. I do have pictures, but they aren't in photobucket yet (computer issues) so if you didn't see them check back after the weekend and they'll be in my album.

Thanks! And have a safe weekend!

Monday, May 15, 2006


I am fighting off carpal tunnel and knitting XXL shorts. It feels like I'm not getting anywhere, but surely this will end someday. Right?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Plugging along

We went out of town this weeknd to see Rachel and new little baby Jane. She is soooo sweet. I just love newborns and all their little moans and groans. :)
We're back home today and I'm picking back up Renee's first pair of shorts. I frogged the waist and redid them because they didn't look right, so now I'm back to where I was and should get through a good bit of them tonight. I need to get Rowan to help me with the inseam measuring pictures though, because I don't think I'm good at saying what's needed there. I'm hoping he'll be happy to help once Daddy is home.

In other news, John got our diaper bag back. 4 hours of driving to get it (2 there and back) but it would have been a lot more to replace everything that was in it. I'm glad, and getting less mad at myself for leaving it at the rest stop. Don't think I'll be making that mistake again!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Under the line -- 2nd time's the charm

I've finally finished Tanya's soaker after knitting it for the second time. I decided to try and leave myself plenty this time so I could make the drawstring out of the pretty stuff. Good thing I did! I managed the drawstring with about 20 inches of yarn left. I literally couldn't have come closer to disaster if I tried! *whew*

That's one I'm glad to be done with!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Frogs are chirping

As I rip out the soaker I made for Tanya. Patching was ok but the graft was painfully obvious, so away it went.
So now I'm working like a fiend this weekend to make up for it.
Right wrist is already threatening carpal tunnel, so I'm limiting computer time. I'm sure you understand.

Pride and Prejudice is a wonderful movie to knit to. I must own it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What we did today

After Easter sales are a great time to pick up egg dyes and try them on yarn. :)
I have been knitting as well, but my 00 hook went hiding today so I'm stalled. I have done things since the poem, but neglected to put them up here. They are in the gallery though.
I hope it's nice and breezy tomorrow to finish drying these beauties. The green and blue on the right is for Krystal. The other is as yet unclaimed.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Today, a poem

With streaming eyes
And wads of kleenex in my nose to stop the drips
I stand guard on my front porch
Perched in my chair
Sipping tea and knitting
Wiping the accumulated goo from my eyelashes
I smile at the chirps and twitters
As I look at the flowers and the yellow dust that coats the world
I feel the sun on my skin and the breeze on my face
Knocked slightly demented by antihistimine
I am determined to enjoy this season
Even if it kills me.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Someone mentioned that I need to lower my resolution for those who have dial up, so from now on I'm going to try to remember to do that for my update pictures. No worries, the gallery will still have the higher quality photos since those pics won't be on the main page.
Thanks for the suggestion!

I think my neighbor is making cake

Because I've been sitting her smelling it all afternoon as I worked to give the blog a new look. You'd think we lived in apartments or something, but that just goes to show you how little lathe and plaster insulate a house.
I did work on Stacie's shorts a bit, and will work on them more this evening. The yarn is knitting up nicely! I'm liking the shadings of green. I promise to post a progress picture before I got to bed.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring Sky

This is a custom colorway for Stacie, who requested "something green."
Inspired by the fresh green grass and blue skies outside my back door, it's two very similar shades of green (should look mottled when knitted if they come together well) and blue.

Now it just needs to finish drying so I can knit with it.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Stephanie's order is done

I'm having fun with dye tonight, and my kitchen smells faintly of wet wool. :)
Stephanie's order is done and drying tonight.

Yay yarn!

Monday, March 20, 2006


What is sweeter than newborn longies? Newborn longies on some grass and flowers. :)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Didn't get to do much today

I didn't get to work as much today. I came to the end of my ball of yarn about 20sts before the graft (I hate that) and couldn't wind a new ball while Niall was awake. The swift is MUCH too enticing.
But I only have one leg to go on Stephanie's shorts, so they'll be done tomorrow. I'm holding on her soaker so it will be on to the next person on my list.
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Back in the saddle

I finally managed to get back on the job again last night and casted on for Stephanie's pair of shorts. Whew XL! A little math and 116 stitches later, I sat slack-jawed in front of "Lost" and didn't do much more. So today I picked it up as much as I could and finished the waistband. I'd take a picture but it's not much to look at right now. Just an elastic casing with a needle running along the bottom, but the casing is done and it's all shorts from here.
But now it's bedtime. Past it.

Monday, February 27, 2006

My Olympic Run

The first offering of my olympic knitting run was 3 pairs of booties for Deb and Amy's triplets. The booties arrived just in time for Kady, Grant, and Tanner's little tootsies. :)

Next off the needles was a pair of newborn longies for Lynne. I didn't have enough yarn for ruffles, so a new eyelet cuff was born.

Then I moved on to Lacey's purple longies. This yarn was so soft, and the color is great. This picture isn't very true. It's so much prettier in real life! I'm going to try to get another picture of them before I send them, if the sun cooperates.

And finally, my actual entry in the contest
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Rowan is very pleased with his Olympic Gold. :)
And yes, I did mince around the living room holding the sweater over my head singing the olympic anthem. Wouldn't you?

I know I have not been posting...

I finished my olympic knitting with 17 minutes to spare! So we had cupcakes and decaf to celebrate and then went to bed. I'd like to thank John for stepping in and dealing with dinner so that I could stay in the living room and work on the hood. My time came right down to it, and I couldn't have done it without that little bit of extra time.
We have a playdate this morning, but I'll be back to post my Olympic knitting run later today.

For the record, I finished 1 newborn longies, 1 medium longies, 6 booties, and 1 childhood sweater sized 3-4years in 16 days. Wooooo!

Monday, February 13, 2006

NEW! In stock yarn

I'm working on a button, but I thought I'd go ahead an post a link.
In Stock Yarn pictures are now up! :)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

This was too cute to just go in the gallery

I smile every time I see it. :)

They are so much cuter on an actual baby. :D

Sunday, January 29, 2006

frog it

There isn't much worse than getting to the end of your short rows, only to discover a mistake made a while back that makes you frog the whole thing.
So much for trying to separate my short rows. They belong in a bunch and that's it. They're neighbors. They like it that way.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


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This was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.