Saturday, February 25, 2012


Here we are, got a good start on the front of the sweater. I had to make the sleeves match but for the body pieces I've adjusted the color repeats of the 2 balls and I think it's going to be more even and without the grey on grey patches which, while pretty, are hard to knit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


That's how many miles we've run in the past 18 months. Not sure on that time interval, but it's close.
Tonight casting on the back of the sweaterformoney. Can I beat my 8 week goal?

Friday, February 17, 2012

The better one

Crippling injuries?

Because just telling people not to do dumb things is no longer enough?
We're at a soccer tournament in Orlando this weekend and this caught my eye. I have a better one ....

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sleeve 2

I'm halfway done. And we have some driving coming up, so with any luck I'll be working on the back next week. I really like it, but if I had to give KnitPicks a hard time, their skeins of Chroma often have tie offs and the breaks in the color make creating matching pieces sort of time consuming. At least no horrible yarfs (yarn barfs i.e. hopeless snaggy tangles in the center of balls of yarn).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sleeve one complete

I still need a daylight picture. The more I work with this color way the more I like it. More soon ....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


There are some compensations for soccer practice. Tuesday's I have time to cook and an all adult audience to cook for.
Chicken thighs with sage and garlic.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Working on commission

Are my 3 readers getting tired of looking at endless photos of the stained glass pattern worked in Chroma Fingering? When I'm done with this one , I may be too.

This is Regency on itself - I wasn't sure at first, and I need to take pictures in daylight to do this justice - the colors are softer than they look here. But it had a rhododendrons-in-the-mist effect that's quite nice. I sent the blue/green version to my mom who has gotten me my first actual commission (second, I guess, since I did the Lions baby hat) to make the same sweater only in Regency.
It's a lot of stained glass, and when I asked hopefully if she wanted something different of course the answer was "no, exactly the same".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yet another hat

In Chroma fingering - midwinter and upick, which was a combination I wasn't sure about, but it's pretty nice. Largely done while watching Steven Frye crossing America. I just need to put a lining in it.

At school

The little had a ceremony to go - here he is wearing dad's tie. I just like this picture.