Thanks to a clever suggestion from Jen, I'm able to keep knitting on my pretty Giotto socks. How? By replacing the stitch pattern that was causing me so much pain with the one from the "Go With The Flow" sock pattern in the Summer 2005 IK. Hence their new name, "Giotto-With-The-Flow". Isn't it pretty? I… Continue reading Giotto-With-The-Flow
In the past couple of days, I've cast on for two different socks. If you've been paying attention, you'll realize that this brings the number of unrelated socks that are simultaneously in progress on my needles to four. I can't help myself! I don't feel up to do much of anything beyond knitting little things… Continue reading I think I might have a sock problem.
(Today's Eye Candy: a picture of our cat, Ren, enjoying the sunlight on the porch) So, it is the first day of Summer today. Happy Solstice, everyone! This means that my husband and I have now been married for 9 seasons (since we got married on the Spring Equinox in 2005). We like to have… Continue reading On Socks and the Summer Solstice
I'm trying to get this post written quickly, because in a couple of hours I will begin preparations for this procedure, which I'm scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Oh, my life is so full of medical adventure right now. In any case, I highly doubt I will feel up to doing much of anything, much less… Continue reading For Dad
Just a quick, "show-off" post: I finished Demi's sleeves yesterday afternoon, and plan to block the pieces tonight so that seaming and finishing can commence tomorrow. I had a little fun with our camera, taking artsy-fartsy pictures of the finished pieces, like this: In a couple of hours, I have my CT scan. The Waiting… Continue reading final stretch
Slowly but surely, I'm working towards turning a few of these "works in progress" into actual finished pieces. I'm oh-so-close to finishing Demi, just a couple of centimeters away from starting the shoulder shaping on the sleeves: Then there's just blocking, seaming, and doing the bit of finishing around the neck/shoulder area. I'm thinking of… Continue reading oh, so close!
That picture? Just some Project Spectrum-inspired Eye Candy, a couple of the yummy organic tomatoes that are going to be part of our homemade pizza this evening. But I figured I just couldn't post without a picture to share! The thing I love the most about the "online knitting community" (my brother likes to tease… Continue reading inspirations
When I first saw the colors listed in the Project Spectrum for June and July, my only thought was "yuck!". First there's the issue with metallics that I talked about in my last post (but of course, even if I can't create anything with them, that can't stop me from appreciating the metallic things I… Continue reading and on to black and red
I made a very difficult decision yesterday. I'd been putting it off because I didn't want to think about it, but I finally decided that going to the "Linguistics Summer Camp" that I've been looking forward to all year is just not going to be possible given my health. So I'm withdrawing, as sad as… Continue reading me and metallics
As promised, I'm selling off a little bit of my stash, in hopes of raising a little money to pay off my silly kitty Stimpy's hospital bill. What I'm hoping to sell is listed below, and the prices include shipping (because it's just easier on everyone that way, I think), but if you aren't in… Continue reading Stash Sale!
We had yet another health scare last night, but this time it wasn't related to me. Nope, my poor little snugglemuffin had to go to the kitty ER and spend the night there, because, being the silly kitty that he is, he managed to unzip my backpack, steal a bunch of rubberbands, and eat them,… Continue reading it just keeps piling on