Friday, September 11, 2009
On the knitting front, I added up how many pairs of socks I'd like to knit between now and Christmas and it came to something like 14 of which I have three done. That's in addition to sweaters, mittens and various other knitted things. There may have to be a serious culling of the list or the relegation of some projects for after Christmas. Buddhist monks don't particularly care if they get anything right at Christmas so there's a couple of things I can put off right there. Meanwhile, I keep thinking of more things I want to make! Where does it ever end?!
Friday, September 04, 2009
then the fabric.Then I laid out the fabric,(isn't it pretty?)
laid out the pattern,found the straight of the grain (very important),pinned it up, and finally,cut it out.
Now I just have to repeat this process for the other seven sections of the skirt and then I'll be able to sit down at the sewing machine and actually sew!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Meanwhile, I've added up all the stuff I want to knit between now and Christmas and I'm afraid, very afraid.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Tomorrow, I paint the ceiling, get the first coat on the walls and the second coat of poly on the floor. If I have time, I'll do the second coat of paint on the ceiling and walls and then I'll have Tuesday free!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
I'll have some pictures tomorrow.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Your result for Which musical mode are you?...
You are Mixolydian Mode
Mixolydian Mode. The darkest of the Major Modes. Characterized by the lowered 7th scale degree.
Your general outlook on life is positive. You see the good in the world and in people, and you cling to the hope that in the end the good will prevail, whatever that means. You feel like in any given situation, the best answer is to just have a good time. You don't like people who take things too seriously. Despite your fun-loving demeanor, you have an introspective side. You have strong opinions but don't particularly like getting into arguments.
For those who don't know, yes, I was a music major.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
That's where the organic, naturally colored cotton used to live. Someone bought it all for an afghan. Thank you to everyone who came by! I hope to see many more of you this week. The sale goes on until the 7th! Check the shop site for more info.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A little while ago, my friend Melissa asked me if I could turn this sweater pattern into an afghan pattern. The pattern is either something to do with FDNY or her fiance's family pattern. Maybe she'll tell us which in the comments. Anyway, she wants to make two afghans, one for her dad and one for her soon-to-be inlaws.
It took me a little while to work out the motifs, but eventually, I think I got them.The braids were the easy but the two fancy cables took some time.
The raspberry stitch on the ends was the easiest. I just looked it up online! Then I knit this uber-swatch! I'm glad I did because I found a couple of mistakes in my graphs. Then I wrote up the pattern for Melissa. I usually like graphs for myself but Melissa prefers it written out line by line so that's how I wrote did. I have a new found respect for anyone who edits knitting patterns. Proof-reading that thing gave me a headache!
Yummy fiber!That's the guy I usually buy fleece from. I never know what I'm going to find! This year's big score was a Dorset fleece. There seemed to be a lot of Dorsets around this year which is interesting because some years you just can't find them. I like it because it makes good socks and is not supposed to felt. That fleece and several others went back to Zeilinger in the trailer. We should see them back here sometime in early August.
By far the coolest thing that happened all day was when Ty and I went to see the alpacas. Now, alpacas have never had any use for me. Whenever I go look at them, they hide at the back of the pen. Not so with Ty. She started talking and suddenly they started humming to her! Look how they are looking at her! They just loved her voice! We went over to another pen and tried it again and that alpaca started humming to her too. I think she's the alpaca whisperer.
Something I didn't notice was that my gloves had a hole in one finger. This, unfortunately, gave me gangrene finger when I was done. I did manage to scrub most of it off. I just look like I've got a dirty finger nail now. Hey, what are you gonna do.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
One of my goals while riding is not to end up in a heap on the ground especially not after having crashed into someone's child. I actually felt safer after I got back onto Mass. Ave!
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Thanks to Annie, Regina and Eamon, the booth was broken down, moved back here and the shop put back together by 6pm that night! You guys are the best!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's the rest as it is getting put on the shelf. I filled the regular shelf with it and am starting on another.I dyed 22 lbs of sock yarn and 6 lbs of the merino superwash. I had quite a good time and have cooked up several new colorways for everyone's enjoyment.
In other news, I finished the wrap sweater from Big Girl Knits and it is officially my new favorite sweater!
Hope to see everyone at Gore Place. I've got Annie working with me for the whole day and I'm look forward to actually getting out of my booth and seeing more of the festival than the port-o-potties and the Fudge Guy.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Today, however, I had just about the best bike ride I can ever remember having! I went up the bike path to Bedford and back (about 20 miles). As I was howling down the path at 23 mph on my way back, I just kept thinking "Who's legs are these?!" Sending all my money to the IRS aside, I'm having a wonderful spring. I feel healthy and energetic for the first time in a long time and I'm really, really enjoying it!
Back to knitting content in my next post. Promise.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
That isn't the main problem, though. The big problem here is that I've gotten sucked into reading the Twilight series and I Can't. Put. It. Down.
I know. I've crossed over to the dark side. But I just can't stop! It's like eating candy without getting fat!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I used two shades of yellow and two shades of green as well as the blue of the sky and the dark brown at the base of the tulip.It was a lot of fun and I'm very pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to knitting some of it up!