Monday, November 16, 2015
A friend, a new knitter, just had her first grandson. Winter is coming to Ohio and I thought he should have a hand knit hat. Since she was not comfortable knitting it I stepped up to keep his little noggin warm.
We were invited to a post golf Halloween party. Costumes from the neck up. I had a hat, dh had. Itching. So I knit him a pumpkin hat. It reminded me that when it comes to hats, he has a big head. I didn't realize how big until the hat was done and on his head.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The week after the wedding my strawberry hydrangeas turned pink. They are beautiful, but the timing was just a bit off.After nothing but dishcloths and a scarf for a month I felt a burst of renewed knitting energy. So I finished an easy top down sweater in a week. I used some berrocco acrylic purchased on sale last year. Soft to knit work horse kind of project. Just what I needed to get my knitting mojo back. Plus a bit of a stash buster. Double win!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I'm not well versed in bat removal. DH is in the cities for meetings, the handyman that we call is in Kansas. I don't want to do anything that might prompt him to wake up and start panic flying around the cabin so he's harder to evict. And putting on gloves and grabbing him for removal just isn't in my skill set. 😜
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Villages guild is knitting red scarves for the red scarf project. I just happen to have some long ago purchased red yarn. So I thought perfect, I'm in! I did my pattern scarf on rav, and began. Didn't like it, * frogged, began again with a new pattern. Repeat process for the * multiple times. Four patterns and a hours of Netflix streaming later this is what I have to show for my time.
A quick knit. A four row pattern that looks much more difficult then it is. Me inner? I finished a baby blanket for a neighbors gender to be determined September arriving baby. I used the Pine Forrest baby blanket pattern. It's a beautiful pattern and it's free on ravelry.
Friday, May 29, 2015
I made the mistake of not checking my stitch counts, as the pattern suggested, as I blithely knit my Simmer Dim shawl by Gundrun Johnston. I mean I successfully knit the aestlight shawl what could possibly go wrong. Turns out things could go wrong. And even though I had the feeling something wasn't right, my knitting looked much fuller then it seemed it should, I kept knitting. Even though it seemed I,was using much more yarn then the pattern or other Ravelry knitters used, I kept knitting. And in the end I had something that was similar to the pattern but clearly not the same. So I blocked it aggressively. And I will donate it to someone who will find a home for it. And some day I will knit the pattern again and count as the pattern suggests.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
I planted a small rhubarb plant last fall. I have memories of rhubarb sauce on vanilla ice cream at one grandmas, strawberry rhubarb upside down cake growing up. And just an ever present rhubarb patch in my relatives yards. When we returned from Florida most of my plants had barely come up, if they had sprouted at all..but the rhubarb has thrived.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I'm not sure why I'm on a shawl/ poncho kick these days. But I certainly can't get enough of them. On the car ride to Minnesota I finished a Caponcho. I used 2 skeins of universal shades. Truly mindless knitting.
Friday, May 15, 2015
We've begun the migration from Florida to Minnesota. Thank heavens for downloaded podcasts. Yesterday was "wait wait don't tell me" day. The npr podcast. Luckily I can knit and ride. Working on a sock for charity and the "capancho" for me. Jack the dog is comfortable with my knitting.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
My Maggi knits shawl is coming along. It is a really fun knit. I'm looking forward to to finishing and finding the perfect accent buttons.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
We're used to seeing people in our community pushing dogs in strollers, bringing them into stores and sitting with them outside at restaurants. And I'm not talking about service dogs. This day we spotted a group sitting outside eating at a local restaurant, with a very old Shellie at their feet and a small bird in a travel case on the table.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I've been finishing things. A baby sweater
Some golf club covers
And I've got stuff in the works. A couple pairs of socks for charity, a shawl for me. And as of yesterday 21 days of antibiotics to treat Lyme disease. Coming from Minnesota I recognize the telltale bullseye rash of Lyme. Showed it to the doc. He confirmed and now I'm on med's. I looked it up, there aren't many reported cases in Florida. Guess I'm special. And lucky he doc was also from up north no familiar with the little buggers.