Friday, December 31, 2010

Fun vacation stuff

Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii is awesome. Not just because I like yarn either.
For dinner tonight Roast chicken.
I'm working on a second Capra sock - cashmere socks, how impractical!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Not a bad pattern:

I've really been fence sitting on this color and today in the car the spouse looked over and asked had I bought that color on purpose because "dude, I'd've sent that back".
It would never occur to me to send yarn back. I sent all kinds of things back - I'm learning to pride myself on being enough to have learned not to bury myself in crap I don't want. I can say no to all kinds of things, but send back yarn?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Need a change

I love vacation - it's been cold here so there's no reason to go out. So lots of time to knit and play games and that's perfect for fussy, slow knitting. That said, I'm sick of black.
I’m looking for something nice and NOT black to work on during vacation. And here it is, Carnation Capra:

I got this yarn to make a scarf for my sister in law and didn’t like the color up against a face (though it’s a nice color and a scarf in this in a 2x2 rib would be nice). She would probably look great in it but I can't gift someone with something this pink without knowing for sure.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fifteen inches

So I have another 5 to do before shaping the neck and shoulders for the back. Arans are a lot of fun once you get into them. Actually, everything is fun, you just have to mix it up with good timing.

Our oldest nephew is going to school in Canada. His birthday is in March. Maybe his birthday present will make the prototype for the men's version of this.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


We got snow tonight, which unusual for down here.  Oh yeah, and a TON of presents.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Back from the beach

We just got back from Hilton head. It was awesome.

Oh yeah and I'm working on a new women's Aran sweater pattern.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Giving up on stuff

I have 2 sets of black yarn I want do something with; Suri Dream and Alpaca Silk.
I started with the Suri - I designed a sweater for it and got 2 inches in. I wasn't sure I was happy. I showed it to a fellow knitter who said "well, I guess you could pull it off because you're small".
And I knew - I hated it. I would look like Oscar the Grouch's cousin in it.
There is a reason there aren't many garment patterns for Suri Dream. Awesome for throws; not so much for a sweater.
I'm quite relieved, really.
More later ....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010