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.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
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!
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
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
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!