Monday, September 28, 2009

Making this quick

Very busy weekend, flu shots, multiple soccer games - all in all, it was great. I love soccer season and have started some green/blue food color dyed silk and wool and green wool mittens to celebrate. Because I don't have enough things on needles now.

Here's something fun for your Monday:
I'm adding this to my bloglines subscription. Frickin' awesome!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fun weekend, knit some

The winter peacock is coming along. At first I thought I would do all the beading in grey and white, but I really didn't end up liking it, so the bead colors will end up being the same as the first one, the major change is that the eye centers are white, not gold.
And here we have Percy, take 2. This one is great for hours spent watching Infamous being played.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I had plans for today

So I had big plans today because we're having stuff done to the bathroom - which the cat hates. He hides on dad's sweaters whenever anyone other than the three of us is in the house. But then the little one got sent home with a tummy ache. I'm 1 small part away from finishing the written out directions for the peacock and I had hoped to finish today. But here's a snap of my latest stab at the Winter Peacock.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Undoing Peacock number 2

I got through the first skein of black silk and wool for the night Peacock, and realized I didn't like it. Not subtle, it was muddy. I ripped it all back out and I'm now going to get different beads and try again. This time I think I'm going to go with bright colored beads again.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back on track

It took 2 plus nights of ripping and sorting, but the Olympian Pullover is back to "knitting".
Kudos to the yarn, it held up to this sad state of affairs quite well.
So, give it a week or two and maybe I'll have something.
Happy weekend . . . .

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


There was more internal cursing before, but I'm moving through the stages towards acceptance. Tried on the Olympian, didn't like it up to increases on the sleeves. So I'm ripping it out. Which is a big fat pain in the butt when you alternate 6 colors of yarn.
Lots of sorting out to do.
Double sigh.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Took an overnight trip up north (this is the trail from Unicoi State Park to Helen, GA). It's a very pretty time of year. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of mushrooms; brown, purple, red, orange, white, sulfur yellow. I only posted a handful of the pictures I took (because I take cr@p pictures). Down at the bottom is a snap of some knitting.
Happy holiday weekend -

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It was finally kind of cool enough to wear this

AKA look who needs a haircut - me!
It's very soft and nice, but my one crack on the yarn is that it's so soft and even that it shows any imperfection rather glaringly. There's one stitch up by the neck and it's impossible to miss. Otherwise, I'd call this one a perfect yarn/pattern match.
Still working on Percy, fast but not very photogenic yet. I'll post some soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Oh look at that . . .

At what? you may ask.
Yeah, it's kinda like the Cheshire Cat appearing slowly on a branch, starting with the neck and working down.
Doubling the City Tweed DK gives a super bulky 3 sts./in fabric but it's really nice and soft. Since the color slubs are the same for all these colors, the fabric thus far is pretty nice.
It's a loose roll neck pattern, I'll post it when I finish.