Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Not sure this is a good sign

I'm going with 4's for the Glimmer. Nice hand, good variegation but ....
The gauge is 6.66 sts per in.

Monday, August 22, 2011


At soccer practice working on gauge swatch for my Paper Crane inspired cardigan.

The colors are richer and fuller than they look here. Hand will be important so I'm working Glimmer in 2,3, and 4. Meanwhile Kinsale dries on the back porch.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I thought after last weekends soccer tournament I would have finished Kinsale. Clearly I underestimated it's tiny gauge and intense darkness. Oh well this weekend - I just finished the back shoulders so speeding up.
I went crazy and splurged on some Juliespins Glimmer and I can't wait to start working with it. Oh wait, another tiny gauge, dark colored .... Clearly I'm a masochistic with a narrow track mind.
Well for fun, here's someone taking a bath and someone else who finds him tasty.

Sad day when you can't play with your Legos without getting licked.
Have a nice weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last of the new windows and a new back door

It's hard to appreciate how much better this if you hadn't seen our old door and gross window...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Necklace and earrings

Leopard Jasper, garnet, tiger eye glass and gold beads. I need a model - this doesn't do the colors justice.

Day not at work

But not exactly off either.  Dentist, termite inspection, cleaning dryer vents, washing the floor.
One nice thing about cleaning the dryer vents this time.  For one thing, it wasn't very dirty so it took only a few minutes.  For another, I've mastered taking down the laundry closet doors without killing myself or hitting walls.  Lastly, I'm both stronger and skinnier than the last time I did this, I was able to wrangle the things no problem and slip back there to undo the vent hose with no twisting or getting caught.  Old age doesn't have to suck I suppose.
If I get all my chores done, maybe I'll make something and take a picture of it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Finally some action shots

Thanks Urban Farm Wife for taking my picture outside today. I think these give the best sense of the colors of all my pictures so far.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Trying to finish Kinsale

So I'm trying to go through my knitting basket and clean it out.  I've picked up Kinsale, which I love and can't wait to wear but it's black sock yarn (Risata) on 2's so I think this is the 2nd year I've had it on the needles.  Need to check Ravelry to be sure.  But dang it, I'm not starting anything new until I get these 2 self pattern black sweaters off my needles.  I'm sure I'll suddenly discover I have a metric ton of needles I'd forgotten about because they were buried in all these dang projects.

What else?  I have some Cotlin in Harbor I'm dying to make a cable pull over out of.  Some people don't like Cotlin, find it's too sheddy and hard on their hands.  Perhaps the color has something to do with that, because I love it.  I've lots of Imagination in various colors I want to make things with - I think using the colors together with a black background to make a stained glass effect would be very nice, and I have two sets of neutrals I want to try in a fair isle.  And then I'll have massive amounts of tag ends of all this sock yarn so I can make everyone I know hideous Mrs. Weasley socks for Christmas.

I've also been on a jewelry making kick - not that I've been organized  enough to take pictures of that.  My mom asked me to re-string some ivory beads she had for our nieces and of course once you buy beads for a project, you use only 1/2 to 1/3 of each strand, so then you buy a few more things to finish them off, and before you know it you have a huge stash of beads and people at work who want to buy your stuff.

And finally, 5th grade starts on Monday - yikes.  He's half way to moving out of the house.  Here he is playing with his soccer ball while we waited for practice to be called on account of thunder and lightning.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Trying to work up enthusiasm

It's hot down here - heat index in the hundreds, soccer practice started and I'm trying to finish projects.
So not much to photograph except these guys in our lawn this morning