Wednesday, December 30, 2009
That would be me, although it could just as easily refer to my WIPs. What's not to like??? I love each and every project. Sure, I love the challenge of knitting something that looks way out of my reach, but there's also the fun of meeting new people while doing Ravelry research on my current project, the Meret. I've never knit a hat that liked me for myself, but this one may be the one. I started it in large, since my head measures 21.5 inches around. 2010 will be the year to finish the SWT, my Rosie sweater, AND this lovely, lacy, Meret. Here's to Ravelry and all the fun patterns and interesting knitters it brings into my life. Happy New Year everyone......or should I say Happy New Yarn!!!! (I am incorrigible.)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I think I goofed the other day when giving credit for the very cool trilobite toy/catnip container. The pattern is actually one of Grumbleknits. She is a 13 year old knitter. Thirteen!!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Knitting is so much fun...check out the trilobite pattern I discovered on Blue Peninsula's blog.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's a Christmas miracle. Old Faithful has ascended from the basement and attained its customary spot in the living room.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
One less WIP...Lord-ee, my brain just started singing "One less bell to answer" by the Fifth Dimension...now THEY were singers. Oh, well....
Saturday, December 5, 2009
While taking a picture of our iris plucked from the front garden last night before today's SNOW, I found some pictures on my camera I had forgotten about.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Today's food craving is pizza. John's Pizzeria on Bleeker Street, NYC is the best. There are several locations, besides the Greenwich Village original.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
With a million apologies to my high school French teacher, the Tammy sweater (Vine Yoke Cardigan) is finished, except for sewing on the buttons.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The weather man was wrong. It didn't clear up in the afternoon. It became a steady downpour, but it was warm. In my youth, I may have enjoyed dancing in the puddles. I have become a grumpy old gal though. I still love NYC. Nothing like spending some time at John's Pizzaria to brighten up the spirits. Works every time.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I'm looking for places to go tomorrow...Somehow, I fell into this blog called Knit Your Socks Off. Good stuff. There are reviews of all the yarn shops in NYC and surrounding areas. So, much as I love Manhattan, I may be taking the subway to Brooklyn to check out The Yarn Tree. It will be an adventure of sorts, but I absolutely love Brooklyn and, if the weather cooperates, may be walking the Brooklyn Bridge, instead of the subway. Yarn Tree opens at noon, so there will actually be time to bask in Manhattan first. Visit Mary, see more yarn places. It's all good.
Almost forgot in my euphoric state to mention the Shibory. It's calling me. I guess I have to find out more about it when I visit The Yarn Tree.. Education is never wasted.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday is coming and, with it, a promise of a trip to my favorite city. The tree will have arrived in Rock Center, maybe the street vendors will provide that wonderful smell of roasting nuts...not sure if the Christmas tree vendors will be set up and ready to go yet. I sure hope not...but, ohhhh, the smell of the evergreens is awesome.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I had to go back to the Art on the Farm this afternoon, this time with dear Ken. I was on a mission...to get a picture of some pie.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
What a beautiful day to spend in a barn, sipping hot cider, seeing tons of art venues...yes, there was a spinner and a weaver...and Phil the Potter had yarn bowls to hold your ball o'yarn while you knit. Rachel's Creperie was on hand in the food barn, along with many tempting desserts....there were pies too.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I have a secret project. It's driving me crazy. The Vine Yoke Cardigan seems as if it should be a fairly easy knit. Everyone on Ravelry says so......it's driving me crazy. Oops. I said that already.
Monday, October 26, 2009
So...the fall gathering of Sacred Stitches at St. John's in Huntingdon, PA is history. I always learn something interesting at our get-togethers. This time, The Seamen's Church Institute took center stage. The headquarters for this group is in NYC, within sight of the Brooklyn Bridge. Each year, 4,500 SCI volunteers around the country knit and pack gifts for more than 17,000 mariners in Port Newark and the inland river system.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I found the coolest little pattern the other day, called the Herringbone Neckwarmer. It called for 1 skein of Twinkle Soft Chunky, but I saw a leftover bit of Lion Brand Thick & Chunky from a hat project sitting all alone in my stash. So, I think, how cool to have a little neckwarmer to go with the hat sitting in my closet. Duh. I love the heathery blue of the yarn, the horizontal herringbone stitch is so cool, AND I bought 2 lovely buttons at Legacy Yarns, a LYS that's only a half mile from my home. Did I mention this was an adventure in stupidity? So, I've posted on Ravelry. It doesn't look too promising since Lion Brand doesn't even show this color, a bluish heather, anymore. I suppose I'll wait a little while before frogging it. Perhaps there really is a good fairy of yarn lurking around somewhere..........
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Funny how all the yarn looks beautiful together. I found Brown Sheep for $4. a skein, a skein of wonderful Noro for half price and a skein of mohair (pink!!) We got to the Knitmore Girl's meet n' greet a bit early and were rewarded with a gift bag of Regia sock yarn, free scarf pattern, measuring tape, teabag and a recipe and a pin. Thanks to Tammy's daughter, Rebecca, for introducing me to the Knitmore Girls and their podcast.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Last Friday was a very invigorating day. I got to spend a few hours at LYS. The Lancaster Yarn Shop is located in an historic American foursquare home at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, PA.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I am currently knitting "kissing cousins". Yep. Two projects, distantly related. My swallowtail shawl (which I love) and my lacy baktus (also, very dear to my heart). They share a common ancestry, since the SWT was to be knit with the lovely Tess's yarn, but somewhere along the line, a lovely Jojoland Rhythm jumped onto my needles.
Lacy Baktuses, bakti?, were all around me last week...so, armed with size 4 straights and my Tess pastel - heaven yarn, I cast on a day ago. Yep. Succumbed to temptation and sinning never felt so good. I love my lacy baktus. And I love my SWT.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
We had fun anyway.
The Mansfield/Wellsboro, PA area has always been special for Ken and me. After all, we met at Mansfield University way back when we were just kids.
The silver lining for me? Fall colors of a different sort: yarn stash: meet your new neighbors, thanks to a sale at Mad About Ewes on our journey north. These skeins are only in the 200 yard amount, but will make nice, warm ,something or others one of these days. Yum.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Ah, to see that. Neat-O.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Change of plans: the Swallowtail Shawl will be blue, since the pretty pastel from Tess' Yarns doesn't have enough yardage.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
After my venture into strange postings yesterday, I'm back in yarn heaven today. In spite of my various WIPs, and they are MANY, I have decided to try the Swallowtail Lace Shawl by the wonderful Evelyn Clark. It's been fun searching through my stash for just the right yarn.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I discovered a few pics/videos of the Blueberry Festival held at St. John's, Lancaster a few summers ago: wonderful bluegrass music and delicious blueberry desserts (cobblers, sauce on ice cream, smoothies.....) , all for a good cause. The price of a ticket equaled the cost of one sheet of drywall. End result of the event was 100 sheets of drywall for the relief effort in Mississippi after the hurricane. Awesome music, awesome food, good company and helping those in need. :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I continue to experience dizzy spells and have been walking a lot....no bicycling for me.
Weather is cool and windy and the company here is good. Spending time with friends is just fine.
The Noro shawl is nearing completion, but is living up to it's "shawl from the dark side" nickname.
Going to walk the beach now.
Me and my I-touch signing off.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I awoke yesterday to another bout of dizziness. This is the third event in the last 3 months. This time was different. Long story short, the MRI I had a week ago showed an "old" stroke in the temporal lobe which just happens to have something to do with balance. Aha! Now I know why I've been walking like a drunken sailor. Nice to know what's going on, not so nice to know that these dizzy spells will be a regular event. All in all, it's pretty weird.
Those of you who know me well will attest to the fact that I tend to be a Peter Pan-ish individual. Whatever that means.
So...I'm off to spend time at the beach with knitting in tow and the bikes left home in the garage.
Que sera, sera :)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's the Cascade yarn (real wool) that jumped into my heart at Rehoboth:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Behold the ballband dishcloth taken from its lowly state, knitted in Tahki's Cotton Classic and on its way to becoming a centerpiece at Lauren's wedding brunch. Our Thursday night gang at LYS is busily knitting a bunch of these beauties so that Lauren will be able to use them on each table at her wedding brunch. They'll be topped with vases handmade by her future husband Phil, the potter, and finished off with flowers from Central Market.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I have the best blogging buddies. One of the really terrific things about knitting, besides actually knitting, is the people you meet, whether in person :) or online.