Monday, March 31, 2008


This is what happens when knitting infects your work life: a sample of a visual aid I made for my 2nd grade writing class the day after swatching some Trekking XXL.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Never Ending Story Socks

This is Sue's handspun merino from stuff we dyed together at the Sept. 2006 hot rainbow dye class. I'm making her a pair of socks from it. At least, I'm trying to make her a pair of socks from it. They are often frogged and reknit pink and purple socks with clear red beads--maybe. The yarn seems to be impervious to frogging. It hasn't froozled up, started pilling or started thinning at all. Surely that is a testament to Sue's spinning ability.

Perhaps they should be named Porcupine socks .

Two words: Arghhhhh!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Beret #34039450

This was supposed to be a present for Jen, but I suspicioned that it might be too floppy for her, so I gave it a test drive. I'm keeping it. It's the best hat evah! It's soft & warm and it fits just right on my big ol' head. I have more yarn. I'll make her another one. Soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Monkeys from afar

Monkey socks that is!
These wonderful, soft socks are from my Sockapalooza 2007 Pal, JennaKate. Yes, I know it's 2008. The yarn is Brown Sheep Wildfoote in color Rhapsody. I like it. It's soft and light. JennaKate is a very even and sure knitter. ~Thank you!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Double Evangelines

This is a pattern from Magknits called Evangeline. It's just like my basic wristwarmer with thumb, but I wanted a bigger, more complicated cable than my same old, same old.
Pattern: Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi
Yarn: Handspun by Seiding, Handdyed by Seiding and I; 30 grams???; from Hot Rainbow Dye class at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool festival, 2006
Needles: Yes
For: Work Barb
Pattern: Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi
Yarn: Bergere du Nord company, 100% silk; 26 grams???; from Webs
Needles: Size 5 US
For: Chiropractor's secretary, Cheri
Unfortunately the red circular thing at the bottom is a scissors. Why must I go through something like the above virtually everytime I knit something? Do I secretly enjoy it? Do I have fear of completion? I do think it makes an interesting picture. It shows movement and randomness--two of my favorite things. Be prepared for more yarn barf. Maybe I can have Tangled Thread Tuesday or Frogged Filament Friday.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Fur Elise-abeth

This is the tidy part of my house!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Not Kitty Porn

It's windows open weather porn for us Wisconsinites and other cold folk. Yes, I am admitting that I've finally succumbed to wishing for spring even though I know what a fool's game that is. Word of advice (to myself): Wear your winter coat!!! Knitting content to follow even though it will look as if it is to precede.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Not dead

Not dead and still knitting--that's me. I think I'll be back sooner or later.