Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've finished a few things since my last entry. First, the February Lady Sweater in Cascade 220.

Also, the Vintage Beret from Rowan 44, in Rowan Wool Cotton.

There have also been three other hats, a couple of which are in the store, and a pair of socks in Lorna's Laces, which are also in the shop.

I'm also working on the Men's Zipped Raglan from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm making it for my son, and using Eco Wool.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I've been working on it forever, and I've finally finished the Barclay Jacket from Simply Shetland 3.

It's for my Aunt Betty and is made from three different colors of Cascade 220. TJ helped with the finishing---and I could never have done it without him.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

No blogging, but there has been knitting. Two Clover cardigans---one for a class(Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton) and one for Elyse (Eco Wool).

I also completed the Capri from Rowan 43 out of Calmer. It's actually closed with the snaps called for, but I used the buttons for show. Got them last year at the Victoria & Albert Museum and love them.

Currently working on the Deep V sweater from Erika Knight's Classic Knits in some Knitpicks Sport Shine I've had for years. Planning to do the Neaty sweater from Rowan 42 for the Knitting Olympics.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

First monkey sock for Alicia, made from Cherry Blossom Supersock yarn from Cherry Tree Hill.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Finished my first Baby Surprise Jacket. It's part of the Knitty Couture knitalong. It will be donated to Knits for Newborns, a partnership through the shop. I used Lorna's Laces superwash, along with bits and pieces of other yarns from my collection of leftovers.

It's a remarkable pattern that requires a real leap of faith. I can't wait to make another!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'm pretty proud of this:

I finished my Pi Shawl. It's in Interlacements Toasty Toes, color Southwest.

I must stop kvelling.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's spring break, and while many are off to Jamaica, Cancun and Florida, I went to Worden Illinois yesterday to visit an Alpaca farm. No tan, but a fabulous trip! Thanks Lida Murphy, for your incredible hospitality.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

After a very sad week, Lolly has inspired me to be positive.

So this week, I will try to finish my Pi shawl, grade 30 internships assignments, continue to take my mother for short walks as the weather permits and remember to appreciate all the good things in my life.

Thanks, Lolly.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Third Annual Bloggers Poetry Reading

A lesson in humility worth remembering--


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which still survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing else remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

... Percy Bysshe Shelley