Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Christmas was good, but my birthday, which started at a few minutes after 10:00 PM, which was a few minutes after midnight in Florida, where I was born many, many years ago, sucked! Well, this was supposed to be the "Big 70." It was, actually 70, but it was by far the worst birthday of my life, if you don't…Continue
We've had some progress on all fronts here. First, we finally got our first snowfall of the season. This was my back yard:
The resorts are happy. Now if it will stay cold enough, maybe they can keep some of it to form the base they will add to when they make snow. (All of our local…Continue
If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…Continue
I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…Continue
DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:
It's the F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…Continue
We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:
This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:
The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...
...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…Continue
Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.
Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…
I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…Continue
Sarak, for people who don't listen to The Knit Wits Podcast (http://knitwitspodcast.blogspot.com/), is an aborted attempt by Carin (the Knit) to make a Christmas stocking for an acquaintance. Carin eventually made the stocking using other yarn, but this little piece of knitting history is now on tour, and currently with me in Park City, UT. The name was… Continue
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's this year's Christmas card:
This is the earth as viewed from moon orbit on December 25, 1968.
"Peace on earth, good will toward men." Good wool toward knitters, too! And alpaca, etc., or your fibers of choice.
My fibers of choice…Continue
This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.
As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…Continue
It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.
Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny…Continue
As you can see, im making good progress on the lace gown for Daphne's naming ceremony. I have nearly 2 1/2 months to finish it. It's a fun project, and is going well, now that I have sort of learned the pattern. You repeat a 34-st pattern across for four rows, repeat…Continue
But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.
The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…Continue
Those lumps on the left are cars. With… Continue
Well, another snow day for the kids and I spent most of my morning out in it (snow) by shoveling and moving vehicles out of the driveway then back in the driveway.
I will be picking up my needles today instead of the hook...I need to get some more scarves done for the 10,000 by November Tails of Hope challenge and some baby hats for China...finished. I like doing those easy non thinking projects when the kids are home and the atmosphere is…Continue