- a) some legwarmers for Boomie
- b) an army of finger puppet minions to do my bidding
- c) fashionable maternity wear for expectant garden snakes
- d) all or none of the above
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sweet little Boomie, all dressed up in his Halloween finest. Yeah, so he's really not thrilled about wearing his 'bee-bonnet', but I just couldn't resist!!
(I said he was accommodating - not enthusiastic!!)
However, once he was freed from the constraints of his silly outfit, he was overjoyed, and immediately went to work on a plan to abscond with and destroy the striped nightmare.
But, upon being caught in the act of the petty vandalism, he decided it was best to just make peace with his nemesis in the best way he knows how....
By napping with the enemy.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
If you recall, I started my project - a paw cozy - a few days late. I was making pretty good progress on it; I had finished the entire cuff of the cozy in a day and a half (trust me, that's some speedy knitting for moi), and had just switched to the larger DPN's that the pattern called for. After knitting a few rounds, the unthinkable - a broken DPN! Split, right up the middle. I guess that's what I get for buying the absolute cheapest "bamboo" set of Double Point Needle's on eBay. Double sigh....
What I didn't realize at the time, however, was how difficult it was going to be to find a new set of size US9 double points! So, here is how far I got on my project (pic taken before fateful injury):
There is, however, some good knitterly news! I did manage to finish a project during the Olympics (in hindsight, maybe this should have been my Ravelympic effort). Hooray for the Finished Object or "FO". I love, love, love this scarf! It was made for my swap buddy, and she seems to like it as well!
And now for the the stats:
Pattern: Old Shale Scarf by Tienne
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss in fingering weight, 70% Merino/30%Silk, in Black
Needles: Size 6US straight
Mods: None! The only thing I would change is to not use such a dark color. It's hard to pick up on the pattern unless you really look at it.
I will be making this one again - for sure!!
Now, I still want to make a couple of paw cozies, so will be re-casting on in the coming weeks. I will just be using smaller needles (US7's & US8's instead of 8's & 9's). Stay tuned!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
- An original Aloha Pineapple smoothie with a vitamin boost from Jamba Juice.
- One lovely little cake of hand dyed Araucania Ranco sock wool in maroon.
- A DVD of "Lars and the Real Girl". Awesome, awesome movie!!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
By the way, that's not a green and black striped square, it's actually a dark purple, which looks much cooler than the photo shows.
Since this project is going to take some time, I decided not to get crazy with buying all of the yarn up front (a first for me), and am just buying a skein or two at a time, and seeing what type of color combos I end up with. It will either be a hideous FO or wickedly awesome!!!
Work on the Slow Bee came to a bit of a stall after restarting it after the traumatic frogging incident, but progress is again picking up. I also have a few other things on the needles, but will reveal those details on another post.