Sunday, August 9, 2009

bon voyagie!

Tuesday begins a 3 week visit back home to the bay area in California. I'll be online but my posts may get a bit far between for a minute. We've got so much we want to do again before we come back to No Virginia till whenever we get a change to go back again! And of course, you know, my Cali visit includes yarn shopping! All the way up and into Oregon, no less ;) I'll be sharing stash pics, and maybe some yarn shop reviews along the way!

Take care, and cast on as many projects as you can!

Friday, August 7, 2009

mmm boysenberry!

Just cast on ... a very easy and elegant Drop Stitch Scarf. The yarn; Vintage Purls Sock yarn in Boysenberry Jive.

By the way, my favorite jam is Knott's Berry Farm's boysenberry ;) You can never have enough!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

so easy, you have to do it

My second "geometry for knitters" mobius cowl within as many days. It's a quick, fun knit! And ... I've come to believe that cowls are totally under rated!

playing with (or without) color

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

geometry for knitters

A very quick knit - a mobius cowl. I CO 3 rows last night and in a snap finished it up today.

I love it but, it's way darker than I envisioned, and the pattern is so nice to look at. I'm about to shut down the box and cast on another ... in a cherry red!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


The idea of casting on another project (or two) can actually be used as fuel to drive you to finally finish a current WIP that you've been slacking on ... so I found out this evening! Not that I don't mind having multiple WIPs going at the same time, or even projects I am deathly sick of, sitting in time-out, while I knit away on something else that pleases me. It's just that I like it when my projects are actually finished and not hanging around, like a skeleton in a closet waiting to pounce at just the moment I think everything (craft-wise) is in order and I can move on to the next ...

My Storm Cloud (aka Peppermint Shawlette) is fini! It's blocking and drying right now, and can't come to the computer screen. I'll post pics when I can drape her over something natural outside. It's turned out way larger than I ever imagined, too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

knit lurve

Circumstances dictate that I couldn't actually purchase the latest copy of Knitscene (on shelves as of yesterday) but they sure couldn't keep me from window shopping!

Unusual cable projects and stunning modern knits are featured in the Fall 2009 offering of Knitscene ... as well as a great tutorial for reading lace charts and counting cable rows! Seriously, when they say "must knit" projects on the cover - they really mean it!

As someone who is still oogling her Winter/Spring issue ... I lurve this mag!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

In the pink

Fons & Porter's Love of Knitting latest edition is filled with deliciously tasty patterns, making it easy for a crafty one who sorta dreads knitting during warmer months. Even the thought of having a wool work in progress simply laying against me as I knit it, makes me break into a sweat. Not so with the choices in the Summer '09 issue!

Petal Tam by Jae Koscierzynski
My latest cast on is the "Petal Tam". Just girlie enough to not come off as just another slouch hat, and cool enough that I'm knitting like mad so I can tuck my dreadlocks into it asap!

It's a bit larger than this at the time of my blog but, here she is so far ...