Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fun design toy

So, if you want to waste A LOT of time, or maybe play around with creating your own fair isle designs, go to http://www.colormandala.com/ and make yourself some mandalas.  Really really fun.  My son showed me this tonight - dad's away at a conference for a few days.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Home improvement

IWe recently replaced out furnace and AC units. Nice, but not super newsworthy. Today we redid our kitchen. Our cat was traumatized. 
I still need to wipe everything down to clean up the dust, but it looks pretty. 
The cat hid in the closet all day, and maybe I'm getting exhausted from too many house projects, but I was pretty wound up too. So I pulled out my stash and reorganized, frogged some old projects I never finished and generally got control of some chaos, just not that chaos. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Working on Christmas early

This year I'm trying to space out my Christmas knitting throughout the year. Here's Dinah, which is a silk and wool top and a silk mohair bottom. I did some modifications to add more shaping than the orginal called for. I think it came out okay.  Thanks to Amy for modeling it for me!