Wednesday, May 12, 2010

two of my favorite things ...

If you don't know whether or not you have a PBS station that features the "create" channel, you need to find out. Right now I am watching a cooking show called Everyday Food, and this paella recipe is making me crazy! Living in Northern VA, I don't have much choice but to not make a late night dash to the grocery store with a list of ingredients, however. Honestly, I couldn't tell you if there's even a 24 hour store anywhere in the state. Woe is me!

Instead, I knit. Less fat anyway.

While smacking myself in the head for enlisting in two scarf round robins at the same time, I've got one square just about finished up. Both "knit-a-longs" are on Ravelry, in the "Scarf Travels" group. I'm moderating the lace/skinny yarns group, and just knitting along in the USA group.

I learned from the last traveling scarf round robin I was involved with that not everyone shares the same taste in yarn, or gives the same care to knitting on a stranger's scarf, as they would their own. This time, I'm sending along my own yarn for each scarf, and not relying on the other person to decide for me what fibers and colors to use. Someday, when I wish to relive being disappointed, I'll share pics of the scarf that resulted from my first traveling scarf experience.

Anyway, here's what I have so far for my USA group scarf ... and the photo doesn't do the color any justice. Check the link for that :)

For the skinny yarn scarf I'm going to send along a gorgeous burgundy merino/tussah silk lace yarn that I picked up at Maryland Sheep & Wool from Spin-A -Bit. I have yet to get a good photo of my freshly wound cake. Will share as soon as I get one!

Another (no-pressure) knit-a-long I'm working thru is with some other dread headed knitters on Ravelry... and we're all making our own ;) We're working on Ziggy by Woolley Wormhead. I'm really enjoying the flat knitted hat, and when I'm done it will magically turn into a slouchy rasta hat. The yarn used is Mir-Atlantis Periwinkle - also a Peace Fleece yarn.

3 panels, 6 to go
Well, awesome! Typing this out has taken up enough time that the food show is over, and I've regained control over my late night craving for a gourmet meal! Information about who polished off the Keebler Fudge Shop Grasshoppers ... can't help ya!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm pretty sure Mother's Day is an invention born in the USA but, to all the mamas around the world, Happy Mother's day!

Happy mothers day bully boy