Monday, December 26, 2011


Scarf alternative - short rows and braided cable cowl so it will cover in front without being bulky on the back of the neck. This is 2 strands of Aloft and Alpaca Cloud each to make a nice, soft and warm neck cover.

Friday, December 23, 2011


So, my college roommate is having her first baby. I finished a blanket - picture soon - and here's the sweater. It's Korrigan (available on Ravelry) and I wanted to try it in cotton (you know, babies) so here is the 3 mo. size in KnitPicks Comfy fingering, ivory.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Serviceman's memorial

So we have some nice family shot on Flickr and FB, but here are some design type things I really liked - I'm trying a new mobile posting method, so these will each going their own post:
This memorial is a mother lion looking over her cubs. Hard to shoot so this just the mother

Outside the Lincoln memorial

Lincoln memorial

I'm not sure how this even came out with my phones camera. We all agreed this was our favorite memorial.
I just love the look on his face, this was our headphone tour of the Capitol.

Capitol ceiling

Capitol ceiling

Capitol ceiling hallway

Capitol ceiling

Scrollwork outside the Capitol

Scrollwork outside the Capitol

Decorated parking garage - the detail is pretty amazing if you look

Doors of the DOJ at night (you can't really see them during the day)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New recipe

And I'm putting the baby blanket together and the hat is nearly done so today we're making white chocolate brownies. There's only a cup of flour and no leavening so the dough is really sticky to work with and looks like, well, white chocolate. News at 11 I guess.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

That'll be the last thing I do in black for a while

Golly, I think I'm starting to need bifocals.  Here it is!  It's currently blocking on my playroom floor, I think the neck will look much better when that's all done.  Just in time for the coolish weather . . .yay.fin