Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Whew! And in the spirit of full disclosure, these skeins are on my window sill and slated for gift itiems. I ended up with two extra lids and one box with no lid. Hmmm? You can tell that a lot of my stash is disreputable remnants I can not yet throw out. Sometimes this is a problem with a solution (charity knitting), and sometimes it's just a guilty headache.
What's new is I bought full sweaters worth of blue in the Boxing Day sale for myself.
I am on the last piece of the Bristow (right front) and ready to measure out some brown alpaca from a local farm. I hope, I hope it can be Hey Teach. I'm weighing the yarn today to figure out the yardage. Plus I need to get gauge. This would fit similarly to the February Lady, but with shorter sleeves would be good for warmer weather. I did make my FL too big.
The saddest thing in that pantry, not the UFO or the finished shawl with no one to whom to give it, is the needlepoint I started in 1995. Yes a William Morris orange tree. We used to have the persian yarns at the wool shop that closed several years ago. I'll try to work on the little cushion needlepoint I started, and then see if I am a reformed crafter.
My sewing stuff needs better storage, too. I usually can't get to this corner because of the recycling.
This all fits into the things I will do when I am no longer studying and get my life back. Check that off the list. Now to knit it all.
Monday, April 27, 2009
So I walked it the 4 blocks to the corner gas station. Their pump is out of order. I walked it back home and hooked up the Canadian Tire compressor we use for soccer balls. It wouldn't work. I muttered under my breath and I admit to throwing my water bottle. I wonder how soon I can find a new bike like Claudia's from Claudia's Blog?
It was at this time my "World's Worst Neighbor"'s two dogs came into my part of the shared driveway and were barking crazy. She thought she could discuss sharing the cost of a fence because she moved the 1970's RV that has been blocking the driveway for more than a year. All I could manage was, "I have no response for you."
Plus superwash from Farmhouse Yarns in Cornflower and Cascade 220 in grey for more gifties.
Friday, April 24, 2009
or some unformed blob. I have made this sweater many times (six or seven?) and I am always surprised byt the origami outcome.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I was able to get outside and start tackling some of the garden jobs. I took 3 wheelbarrows of ivy away from the deck. This isn't a real before and after because the first picture is what I still have to do.
But we have a much larger deck with no encroaching ivy. D is going to paint it again this year, but it's almost time to replace the 1000square feet of wood.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
That made me hunt for patterns for the other two sisters to knit, preferably with some of the faboulous wool I already have. One thing led to another, and I don't know if I'll get it all done in time for birthdays or Christmas. But I enjoy knitting for others.
Noro Silk Garden for a Mistake Rib Two Row Scarf for a special Grad present. It's245 and 267. I did a lot of looking in Ravelry and sourcing. This was the closest I could come to my nephew's scarf.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
I found Charmed Knits which is what I wanted to buy and ShannonOakey's Alt Fiber that Miss Violet was going on about. This is the second weekend in a month that I was around real knitters and crafters. This totally blows my whole Emo, I'm so alone in the knitting world persona. I'll have to suck it up and learn to walk and talk as I oogle the pretty stuff.
The grey wool is for a man's scarf that I've been thinking of giving to my flute teacher's husband. He came in covered in cold rain (it's been that kind of spring) and I made him wear my Noro Cozy
He liked it so much I had to wrestle it off him. I think a distinguished grey scarf will go much better with his school boy grey slacks and navy blazer. He is such a sweetie.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The shiny pen I bought yesterday to assuage my wounds has turned into a celebration present (just $9 at Superstore, ya know). The weather is medieval and I decided it's a good day to stay in.
The poor magnolia is afraid to come out. It's snowing in Vancouver, to the west of us, and in Hope, to the east of us. I have a few pages left in Jane Austen's Persuasion, but right now I am captivated by sewing.