Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sooooo, over the years I've become, well, averse to doing much of anything that requires leaving the house. I'm not really sure why, other than school and homework don't really allow for much free time, and well, the world is a little nuts. Yesterday morning Dennis proposed that we go out to dinner. Really? I immediately cringed. That would mean showering, washing my hair and putting on clean clothes. Pretty picture, huh? But ok, I agreed to go. We get to the restaurant, it was very lovely, very she-she, and very upscale. The menu had a glossary on the back page so you could translate what the *bleep* you were ordering. At this point Kraft mac 'n cheese sounded great. After we ordered drinks and the food, and at the start of our lovely conversation, Dennis' face goes red. He left his wallet at home. Huh? That box of mac 'n cheese would have cost me a mere .88 cents. Despite my unexpected expenditure, I had a lot of fun.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
This was my very first steeked project. I was a wee bit nervous to take scissors to my knitting, but I did it. Kate Davies' tutorial on steeks made it almost effortless to do. I made Kate's woven buttons just to make it that much more special. I loved every stitch it took to make this. I'm a little sad the process is over. Never fear! I have another project in mind!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
I am recovering nicely from a simple outpatient procedure I had on Thursday. My two days off of work was pure bliss, and while I should have been doing nothing but relaxing, I couldn't quite help myself. I did some baking, cooking, and of course a little knitting. On Friday I received a new pair of clogs in the mail. After a dozen years of wear, my old ones blew apart. Dennis so kindly offered to glue them back together, but after that many years I felt I deserved a new pair. At least he didn't offer to duct tape them. I ordered these from England, although they are Lotta of Stockholm clogs, go figure. I love 'em! I spent quite a bit of time working on my Cuckatoo Brae sweater. That project is a true test of patience and persistence. It's coming together, just not as fast as I thought it would. To alleviate the monotony of that sweater, I decided to knit a pair of slippers for Dennis. Eh, they sucked. So now I'm hell bent on redeeming myself. I found a different, more adjustable pattern, one that allows you to really customize the fit. I'll post progress when I have something to show.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
I cranked out another pair of cashmere socks. Same yarn, same needles, same everything, only this pair might fit a small child. There isn't anyone in my family with petite feet, nope, not a one. No idea who will get these. I guess they'll sit around until the right Cinderella foot comes along. I also made another pair of felted slippers; all that's left to do with those is stitch on the leather soles. I had to throw in a picture of my wee dog. The dirty laundry basket is a popular hangout.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
An early Christmas gift for D-man. I got a kit from Churchmouse Yarns that included enough Rowan yarn to make 3 or 4 hats. I busted this zippy, stripey stocking cap out in a couple days. I have one last gift on the needles
Sunday, December 7, 2014
A few pictures to keep you apprised of my knitting and general geekiness. First, I received the new Kate Davies book all about Yoke knitting, no, not how to cook eggs kind of yolk, but knitting yokes.. On the same day (it was a big day) I received a package from Churchmouse Yarns containing yarn for Denny's new wooly hat. Let's hope I get it done in time for Christmas... Then I stayed up last night and finished these sweet slippers. I've already busted some stash for another pair. I'm setting lofty goals, lets hope I can get 'er done. I love the pouty bow. A few weeks ago I finished these Nordic Star slippers. Wow, were those an ever popular Instgram item! I'll probably be making those again as well. Then, in between slippers I made these angora fingerless mittens - *yawn*. I'm not sure why, but those were so boring to knit. I loved the yarn, it's super dreamy, but the rest, meh. I made my mom a cowl. Not for Christmas, just because. It turned out pretty snazzy, in my humble opinion. I used a bunch of Rowan Fine Tweed that I had bits and pieces of. Worked up nicely. Oh, and last week I picked up a "mushroom." Not just any ol' mushroom, but a KOMBUCHA mushroom!! If you don't know what Kombucha is, I'm sorry. Go directly to Whole Foods and pick up a bottle in the refrigeration dept. STAT! It's fab stuff. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink, and that's all I know other than it's freaking incredible. I got my mushroom, or live culture, or whatever you want to call it from a friend. She also gave me details how to, well, grow it? Anyway, the picture I've posted is not that of a placenta, but of the actual mushroom or live culture. Dennis thinks I'm completely nuts, and will probably have his fingers poised to dial 911 upon first sip. Scaredy cat. Somewhere in between all the above knitting etc., we had Thanksgiving. I made a German Chocolate cake and 6 (yes, I got a little overzealous with the bread starter and ended up with A LOT of bread) loaves of cheese bread. And lastly, I won the metro photo competition for my submission of Native American costuming and beadwork. I was pretty chuffed with myself, and I have a little extra pocket money for Christmas!