Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I meant to post sooner but has such problems with the was beyond ridiculous. I spent (and I am not exaggerating) 6 hours on the phone and online with 7 different Aol techs and finally just had to unistall and reinstall the software. The only problem was that one of the first two techs had remote access to my computer and while poking around in here managed to mess up my Panda virus and then my computer didn't recognize my printer so I went online to the Lexmark techs ('cause my installation cd didn't play) and they downloaded the software which then proceeded to make my computer crash everytime the techs ran it. AAArrrrgggghhhhhh! Praise Jesus now everything is fine. I did a system restore (scary!) and then the installation cd worked and now everything is great. *whew*

This is some wonderful yarn that I won from

and it's lovely. I really enjoy her blog so go and read it. Plus she sent me a lovely set of stitch markers and a poprock ring! Excellent. Now I just have to find the perfect pattern for it.

These are socks for a kal on Thrifysockknitters on Ravelry. The pattern is
and it's fast and fun. I love the colors. The yarn is Online Socke and just nice.

A close-up of the sweater that I'm knitting. It's Pasha from Berrocco and I just have to finish the front so almost done.

Had a 50% coupon from JoAnn's so I found this book that I have wanted for sometime. I love knee socks and every pattern is for knee socks. I can't wait to knit some.

I have to finish a few kal's first but I should have some knit by the time the cool weather arrives.

Okay,off to have some dinner! Enjoy the rest of the week and keep knitting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Finished another kal. this one is the June color knitalong from the Ravelry group Solidsockknitters. The color this month was orange and I had no idea that I had an orange skein. This is Opal Uni and the pattern is "Inferno" from the IDP at KnitPicks. I really like the pattern. It's the first one that I've knitted where the pattern extends down to the heel so that was fun. I had to go down a needle size to a 1 since the pattern is rather stretchy. Now onto the next knitting.

Went to the Trillium Art show on Sunday at Glenwood Gardens.I would link it but none of the tools on my bar seem to be cooperating!

Such a gorgeous day to be outside and walking around. No humidity and in the low 70*s.

Just a small show...about 30 booths or so. Didn't see anything there that thrilled me enough to buy but some pretty things.

The setting is so pretty though.
Lots of space and places to sit.

They have a cafe outdoors called the Cotswold cafe that I read has sandwiches, gourmet coffee and various things. It was early and I think they were still setting it up.

This is necklace that I made with 2 pieces of stampboard that Amanda stamps and colors and scratches. I end up decorating and making into a necklace because they are just too beautiful not to wear and show off.

Mmmmmm. Some of the best bisuits yet. From a cookbook called "Vegan Diner" by Julie Hassan. They are fabulous. It's hard to find a good vegan biscuit recipe but this one is the best. I've made them twice already and can't stay away from them.

Went to a new yarn store today. It's called Hank in Hyde Park. I must say that I was less than impressed. I don't usually like to say anything about shops and stores but I left with a not great feeling. For the most part they were ...shall I say coldly polite. They would be standing right behind me as if they were expecting me to shoplift needles or something.

They had a decent selection of yarn but it was not comfortable to walk around picking skeins up and fondling because all the skeins were placed just so in the display cases which looked like very nice bookcases. Everything was nice and tidy and placed in proper order but I didn't want to pick out any yarn because it would mess up how they had them displayed.

I did get a skein of Cascade yarn that is wool and silk that was over 400 yards for $8.00, quite a good price. Their prices are competitive but I probably won't be going back again. Faithful to my lys I suppose.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Whew. Got hot again today! 93* and felt like almost 100*. Good thing I have plenty of knitalongs to keep me inside and cool.

This is the kal from Thrifty knitters on Ravelry and it's a good one to use up some yarn in your stash. This month's patterns are both good ones and I'm going to knit both of them. This one is Twisted from and so far I'm really liking it. Plus the colors are so bright. A really good summer knit.

Finished both of my mystery shawl knitalongs. This is the shawl from and I love it. It's my first proper lace shawl blocked and all. I would like it to be bigger but it is a shawlette so it's big enough.

The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill supersocke and I have a small ball left over to mix with some other yarn and make a pair of socks.

My second shawlette is the Medallion Mystery Shawl from Knitting Like Crazy
and it was also a fun knit. I really like the mystery aspect of a kal. Definately keeps you on your toes.

This yarn is also a Cherry Tree Hill and I will mix it with the other leftover yarn. Should make a luscious pair of socks.

Speaking of luscious...this is a arugula, roasted corn and cherry tomato salad that was just delicious. A great dish for hot weather.