Thursday, December 20, 2012

Too Little Too Seldom

I haven't posted here in a shamefully long time. Lots has happened and nearly happened and I've knitted two more scarves and a baby surprise sweater. Scarf the second is safely on the neck of someone who really doesn't deserve it. Scarf the first, given to a dear new friend since the person who is was originally knit for didn't deserve it even worse than the person who got the second scarf. 

Scarf the third is completely deserved and being appreciatively worn almost certainly this very day as it's cold here which means it's freezing there (Canada). At least something of me has made it to Canada, even if I haven't. I do plan to rectify that very soon. Scarf the third is amazing, I designed the cable pattern myself and made it 10 or 11 feet long, or some such nonsense haha

I'll post photos of the baby sweater later. I am lacking certain comfort software for my pictures and getting that ONE picture you see there was ridiculously complicated and may have included being tricked into joining Gg+ to get pictures off my phone "easier" (which by the way was not true) so all that for naught. Anyway - good to see you again, all one or two of you that may stumble this direction. 

Live long and prosper.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Few FO's and a couple WIP's

One Tweed scarf twice my height which makes it just about 11 feet long

Several dish cloths

A chart for my next two projects

And the start of one of the two from the chart that is sadly no more
I've started and restarted and ripped and tinked
This is the way of the lace with me
I'm making a red one for me for practice

That way I can get it right and
make all my mistakes using yarn much more sturdy than the
Jagger Spun Zephyr silk/wool for the stole
I'm making for my best friend - a much more lengthy project
Hopefully I can get it right soon, I don't know what I'm doing
wrong at this point

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'll Be Back - I Really Will

I have been knitting - believe it or not. I am knitting dish cloths for some reason. Lots and lots of dishcloths. I will take pictures, but I have to knit a few more first! (clearly... I'm obsessed) So don't go completely away, I'll post very soon =))

Until then - something to look at:


this is Pounce a very sweet boy

This is Momma Jacque playing with
Fifi - the only girl

Adorable little Socks
(who consequently has a bit of a temper lol)

and Indie
from Indiana Jones, because he is one
determined adventurous boy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I think I must admit somethings to myself. I must admit:
  1. I do not seem to knit in the Summer
  2. Nor do I blog much in the Summer (or much at all anymore)
  3. I have issues with procrastination
  4. My motivation to exercise is about nill
  5. My morning person days may be behind me (WAY behind)
  6. I love random stripe generators
  7. I need to make more socks because I seriously dislike all the ones from the store
  8. I'm hungry
I do actually have knitting to share, and one new development in the continued indoctrination of my progeny.

The dear daughter is now knitting AND purling and working on
her first real project, a felted project,
that has aspirations of being a knitting bag
or possibly a book bag

Random stripe generators really do rock, especially when worked in
TWEED mmmmmm luxurious, soft and very squishy

This scarf is going to be insanely long.

Friday, August 5, 2011

OY the heat!

It's been almost two months since I posted anything in here, or knitted anything, or had anything interesting to say. Well... that's not entirely true, I've had interesting things to say, just not anything I'd want to post on the internet. Eventually, perhaps, but we'll have to wait and see about that one.

The heat has been a killer this year, as you all know. I've been thinking I might have to defect to Canada. (I've been looking for a reason to do that for some time!) The kids and I took a trip to Colorado in July, and my kids have been wishing we were still there since. It was a great trip. I still have to get the millions of pictures off my camera. The kids and their first glimpse of mountains was awesome, they squealed and ooooooed and aaaaaaahhhhhed the whole way.

Anyway, just wanted you all to know I'm still out here, not knitting - though, I'll probably go get me some more sock yarn and start on some pink and/or red socks, since I'm only wearing the same three pairs over and over.

Be back sooner than last time

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL FO!


I've completed my first real FO in a long long time. This pattern was really fun, and I enjoyed the mystery of not knowing for sure what it was going to look like. It turned out the be the perfect size for my daughter, and she loves it. Now, hopefully, she won't be stealing my stole (haha) every time she gets cold at the meetings or assemblies. yaaaay

the above link is to Wendy's FO post, but it's easy to find the rest of it

...and of course these photos are in backwards order - why does blogger do that? grrrrr

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Giveaway Contest with WIP Progress

First things first, check out Sandra Singhs contest giveaway. A very pretty yarn hangs in the balance. =)

And here is my Wendy Knits Mystery KAL Shawlette progress.

This is what it looked like after the first repeat of Chart C

I am currently on row 7 of 24 of the second repeat of Chart C with one more repeat to go. Each one is shorter, though, so it's cool. I love how easy you get each line memorized while you knit it. It's turning out really pretty for something so uncomplicated (for lace) yaaay.