Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mug o' the day. Nice shot,eh?This is an old mug that I bought years ago at the Disney store. Loves me some tigger.
It makes me laugh when I use it. Today it's filled with Harney and Sons White Christmas tea. Absolutely fabulous. A white tea with almond, cardamom, vanilla and chamomile. I think it's one of my favorite teas. I don't have it very often as it's a little pricey but after such a rainy and gloomy week I deserve a little treat. After 6 straight days of rain and gloomy,overcast skies we actually saw some sunshine! Of course it's supposed to rain again in the next day or two but that's okay. Now I have an idea what it's like to live in Portland or Seattle (without all the cool atmosphere and coffee shops!).

You can't see in the ball but it's the cutest chincilla. They live at the bird store where we were getting some seed for the parrots. They roll around the floor so fast that I really couldn't get a good shot of him but they are a hoot. I really enjoyed watching them and laughing.

Here's what I made yesterday. I love them!! So soft and warm. They are Fetching from and so fast and easy to knit. I love the yarn. I shouldn't have spent so much on it but I HAD to have it. Even though I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to make with it. It was so soft in the skein that I almost didn't want to wind it into a ball.
But they are lovely and I can't wait to wear them. And they are mine, all mine!! Bwwahhhhahahaha. A-hem... never mind.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I know, I know. I've not been a very good blogger at all. I have no excuse really except haven't really been on the computer much this past week or so. Had a terrible sinus headache yesterday (stupid goldenrod) and just basically sat around and watched "The Big Bang Theory" on dvd. Great show! And good and geeky for Amanda and myself! This is what jumped on my needles to be worked on. I know. Knitting monogamy is just not to be at this knitter's house. But ....I do eventually finish them all.
This is the Textured Patchwork long vest from and it's knit with Peaches and Cream kitchen cotton. I got 2 cones of it and it's coming along fabulously. As are the secret projects! *shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*.
The weather is finally starting to change and in the evenings it's getting nice and cool. My fingers are itching for fingerless gloves and my toes wiggling for some socks. I like when summer ends and school starts. Shopping for school, crisp,clean notebooks and pens and a backpack to stuff in everything. This is the time of year when I miss college the most. Looking for textbooks (at least the ones I could afford!) and finding the classrooms. All very nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time.
But as fall proceeds towards the end I get rather melancholy. Everything dries up and dies and the nights are dark by 6:00 pm and I just want to put on my jimjams and curl up with a nice,hot cuppa and some music on the mp3 player and just kind of ....wallow. Rather moody and withdrawn but I've always been that way. *sigh*.
Off for a cuppa and a piece of chocolate.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Flowers for my feet.
My feet are happy in them.
I like to knit socks.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Here's my completed socks! Just your basic Yarn Harlot pattern 'cause I can knit them in the car. I figure the yarn is busy enough that it doesn't need any fancy pattern. The yarn is Opal...something and they are very soft.
The weather is getting a little cooler. Well, not this week but last week it was quite nice. In the 40*s at night. Aaaahhhh. I like the end of the seasons when it's time to start changing clothes from shorts to capris/pants and fall outfits. Doesn't look like anytime soon but it's coming!
Here are my finished Flame wristlets. I really,really like them despite the annoyance of the Mini Mochi. The colors are vibrant and should be nice and warm.
Fraternal but still the same!
A pair of socks that I made for mom. They are Paton's Astra -a sport weight- and she is quite pleased with them. It's an honor to get to knit things for her. She has always encouraged us and told us that we can do anything we set our minds to. Any kind of craft or art that we were interested in, she would buy us whatever we needed to get started and basic tools that were needed. So thanks mom! and enjoy your socks.