Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We made our way to the Children's Parade where FYS made a huge bead haul. I just stood back and took the leftovers. At 6'5" and with arms twice as long as mine, he could reach everything better.
There were constant parades going but we waited until this morning to wander back to the route. Many more people showed up to compete for beads, but we still made a pretty good haul.
All in, our first experience with Mardi Gras was fun and we are anxious for next year. I have some ideas on how we can get more beads...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thank goodness I've finished something. Although it was a few days late, my wonderful husband has focused on the fact that he has a new pair of handknit socks to wear.
Knit with Rowan Felted Tweed on size 2.25 and 2.5 needles, these finished up pretty quickly.
They fit like a dream which is always good when you have the person you are knitting for right there to size along the way.
Knitting with Felted Tweed was so pleasing that there is a green color waiting to become a pair of socks for me.
Those socks will have to wait. My new friend Angella and I are beginning our shawl-a-long today. We've decided to knit Anne's Rivolo.
My thought is to increase the width of the scarf sized design to make it wrap sized. It is an incredible pattern and I can't wait to cast on.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Everyone who saw this pattern seemed to love it and Chris encouraged me to write it up. The socks were long gone by then (to mom) but I dug out my notes and made another pair out of Briar Rose Sonoma.
These socks are very comfortable and are perfect with boots or just lounging around the house. At 5 stitches/inch on size 5 needles, you can have a pair finished in no time.
With some adjustment of the pattern and stitch placement, it was possible to get the same effect with a thinner yarn resulting in Little Thorns. Little Thorns is slightly varied from Thorns and Briar Rose Fibers 4th of July was perfect for this sock. They fit right into my Danskos!
I love the way that Chris' hand dyed yarn blends in so naturally throughout the sock and with some encouragement, these patterns have been listed for sale and download through Ravelry.Little Thorns
Friday, February 06, 2009
When the Winter VK arrived with patterns in bulky weight yarn, I saw an opportunity to finish something. Long, long ago I had acquired a lot of Tibet yarn by Naturally with the intention of making a sweater...bear with me - it was just one of 'those' purchases.
Two strands of Tibet held together and 19 needles made this project go quickly. My version is quite a bit smaller than the model. I don't know anyone in real life that can pull off 140" of super bulky anything so mine is 87" long and 14" wide.
This will be going into a Valentine's Day box and shipped off to Bugg at school. Kentucky has been very cold this winter and I can see her snuggled up in it while thinking of me enjoying 70 degree weather.