Tuesday, September 22, 2009

OK, It's Fall..Fabulous Fibers from Fedex

Just got a huge Hand Painted Knitting Yarns shipment via FedEx. All Hand Painted (go figure!) Might I interest you in some 10 oz Giant Skeins? They are enough to make a great shawl or plenty to make one of the top down shrugs I recently made up (see below in purple for a pic). All of the sock and giant skeins have colorways named after operas: Norma, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, Loehengrin, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! (I don't think there is one named Figaro!)

Who wants to knit some socks?

Right this minute, I wanna Tat! Gonna start a pair of booties if I have the right size thread. Wish me luck.

Stood Up & Stranded

I guess if you are gonna get stood up, you need to be in good place. I am. Got provisions & knitting, too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Cake

Might as well prove we made the cake! It looks a little different by now.

F.O.s today!

More F.O.s today. A totebag, 2 hats, and that's about it for today! Posted my shrug pattern on ravelry, too! Also went running in the morning and baked a wonderful apple cake with Lamar helping...yes, you heard me right!

Shrug pattern posted

The pattern is now posted on my ravelry patterns page. All sizes from X-Sm- to X-Lg. I think it came out great!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finished the Shrug +++

Just finished the one-ball Giant Skein shrug. It measures 40" around and actually took LESS than one ball. I'm working on writing up the pattern right now (also working on a Michelob Ultra). Also finished a Trio knit tote. I have made these before, but this time, I am going to put a lining in it. Maybe later tonight. Also have a neat little mitered-square hat (my own design, since I couldn't find one that was just right) started in Hand Painted Knitting Yarn's Tweed Thick & Thin, as well as a RED felt hat in Cascade 220. I am not discussing all my other unfinished projects. I am sure they will all get done one day soon. I have about 3 or 4 more in my brain, just about to pop out and get onto the needles. Finish 2, start 4, right?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

hello from Daytona beach!

Even though it's nighttime, I can hear the roar of the Atlantic outside. Had a wonderful weekend in Parrish, near Sarasota. Spent the labor Day weekend with great friends, really, I want them for relatives. The husband is a retired chef (his first day of work was 4/4/44!), and this just thrilled me to no end. The wife gave me so much great advice, my brain is bulging, yes, more than usual. It didn't hurt a bit to hop in the pool for a few minutes here and there. It was my personal Sanitorium (or Sanitarium?). In any case, I am cured! I took this picture of a rainbow I spotted above the Disney exit. A metaphor for how I am feeling right now. Home soon, maybe!