Monday, December 22, 2008

Nanna is done

He looks like a model here, doesn't he? And, I don't mean that in a good way, I mean in that very posed way; he's making me think of one of those black and white shots from a sweater book from the 80's, one of the Rowan theme issues, perhaps.
Actually, he was watching the cat play and about to start laughing.
Once again, I highly recommend this pattern, it's fun and fast (just under 1 month this time).
Back to Frost Flowers - if Indy will let me.
Hope everyone's holiday plans are shaping up.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nanna just keeps on going

I've sewn together the front and back, and am a third done with the sleeves and this little sweater seems to be taking FOREVER.
But everything seems to be taking forever lately. Maybe I'm just tired and can't wait for winter break. Oh, and here's Indy pretending he's a pirate's parrot. Argh, me hearties!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More slow progress

Indy, the cutest (farting-est, don't know if I've mentioned that - how can something so small and cute make such horrible smells? I suspect he'll grow out of it and doesn't seem to be in any kind of discomfort, but I'll ask the vet when he goes for his follow up shots), most human-centric kitten of all time continues to slow down my knitting to a crawl. I'm glad I wasn't working on a present list this year.
I have too many things on needles right now so any progress on anything is minuscule. I'm having a strong urge to start another Jack's Back - but here's my problem (aside from the fact there's no room in the knitting basket) I really want to do a red and brown version, but I have loads of blues and purples in the bins of yarn. I'm sort of teetering on the brink of starting another, very involved, knitting project but if I make myself do the right thing re: my stash, I might flame out and end up with another slumbering mess.
And spinning? I haven't had the guts to try it since Indy came to live with us. I've had a suggestion that I get a video of that.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another beading idea

No pictures at this time, but . . .
Frost Flowers has sort of gotten me inspired to work with beads as a color element, rather than a straight matching sort of thing like I did with the first two I did. Here are a couple thoughts:
Autumn - red, orange, gold, brown with beads in a larger leaf shape (maybe do a circular motif in the center and then pick up on 2 sides for the wings of the wrap?)
Peacock - teal and blue yarn with purple, green and gold beads using a more round, eye-shaped lace motif - maybe do the center as a semi-circle that continues out along the wings of the wrap so you look like a peacock from the front? Maybe do that semi circular in just blues and greens, more like a real bird?

Monday, December 8, 2008


Man, kittens get big fast! Indy is probably doubled in size since coming home 9 days ago.
Here's Nanna - and here's Indy attacking it. And here's out Christmas tree, which he did NOT pull down on himself today while home alone with the tree. We're proud of that. Oh, and we have a pretty great tree stand.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


That would be Indy titling my post for me, tiny kitty feet on the number pad.
I'm more than half through with Nanna, but knitting with a little kitten playing with your yarn slows things down. Maybe I'll get my act together and take snap tomorrow.
Right life is just in the general holiday haze.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hope you had a nice holiday

There's nothing to put a crimp in your knitting and spinning like a brand new kitten.
Meet Indy (as in Indiana Jones) - 8 weeks, 2 lb.
He already loves to play with knitting needles and yarn as you work.