Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I know. Bad blogger. I have neglected you so much lately. It's not that I don't like you anymore. It's just  that I've been doing so much knitting that I haven't been sitting at the computer as much.
The upside is that I've gotten quite a bit of knitting done.http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitsensei/sinuous-cabled-socks. These are the first socks I've ever designed and I'm pretty happy with them.

These are made with Paton's classic wool in the color Burgundy which is kind of hard to see with this photo. It's been rainy and grey here and not conducive to good picture taking.
Not that I take such great pictures anyway.
This is a sweater that I just finished for mom.
She never asks for anything knitted so when she said she  wanted a sweater and picked out the pattern from Lion Brand's website, well, I just had to knit it up for her. It's hard to tell from the picture (gee, what a surprise!) but the yarn is a lovely sage green. It's Red Heart super saver and it knit up fairly fast. She has a couple of skeins left so she wants a scarf and hat to match. All I have to do is find a pattern she likes.
Went to the park the other day when we had a decent, sunny day and these are at the entrance to the harbor parking lot by the lake.
Mastadon! Rrrrrarrrrr.
I haven't been up to that part of the park in quite awhile so they were a surprise.
Dinner last night. Just delicious. "Crab" cakes from "Vegan Unplugged", steamed veggies and a vegan adaptation of Red Lobster's cheddar biscuits. Very good. I love the ''crabcakes". They are made with chickpeas and are so tasty. I've made them twice already and so easy too.
Alright. Well, I'm off to get a bit more knitting done and in a few days I have a knitting announcement about something I'm planning on knitting. Have a great week all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 Go here and enter this giveaway.  And read the blog! Very good reading. http://www.singerskitchen.com/2011/09/second-blogiversary-and-giveaway.html

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mmmmm. Lunch. Raw "dinosaur" kale with sliced peaches and strawberries. So good. We had been having much cooler weather but it warmed up into the 80*s again so salads are on the menu.
Finished these plain
socks for mom. Didn't really need any pattern since they are so colorful. I knit them when I'm riding in the car so it takes a little longer sometimes. But it's supposed to be cooler by the end of the week so she can wear them then. As well as the cardigan that I have been slogging along these past few weeks. I am thrilled that she wanted something handknit and happy to make it for her....but it seems like it's miles and miles of garter stitch. Yawn. Plus it's knit with the sleeves and back all in one piece so it seems to take foooorrrrevvverrrr to get across a line. But I've finished the back and halfway through one of the fronts so not long now! Woohoo.
My new new to me rocking chair. Isn't it lovely? I have wanted one for years but having dachshunds and cats really wasn't conducive to rockers. No more animals :( but a rocker to enjoy. Amanda was having a yard sale a few weeks ago with a few of her friends and this is one of the pieces of furniture that her friend brought. I got it for $10.00 and quite a deal. I think it's oak and it is very solid and comfortable. Amanda also got a lovely wing chair and table so I think she got stuff out and brought stuff in! But nice furniture. Just brought it home so rocking tonight...teehee. Praise Jesus for providing it for me.

Loot! I entered an anniversary contest on www.200shawlproject.blogspot.comand was one of the lucky winners. A fabulous shawl/scarf pattern and enough yarn (yummy,yummy,luscious yarn) to make it, plus lots of goodies. A beautiful handpainted canvas bag, some Chibi needles (sweet!) and a portable Ott light,which I can't wait to use. I can't wait to knit it up.
But I have to finish up some other projects first.
Okay. Off to have some coconut-lime tea (hot) and knit and rock.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Finally. A decently cool day. Rainy and grey but still. Had a lovely pot of tea...pineapple cherry green tea, so good. It's nice to be able to have a nice cuppa without sweating all over.
This is a sock that I'm knitting for http://www.ravelry.com/groups/solidsocks. The theme this month is Red and the picture doesn't look like it but they are burgundy. Patons Classic wool in worsted weight. This is a sock pattern that I designed; it's my first time designing, and I like it alot. Knits up pretty fast too.
Went to Fresh Market this morning to pick up some ciabatta rolls and their delicious onion pocket rolls (yum) and we had just gotten in and poured a sample of their Pumpkin spice coffee ...mmmmm, when the electric went out. We all stood around for a few minutes to see what was going on and all the electric was out on the whole block and maybe even a little farther. The manager said that it would probably be on in about 10 or 15 minutes and if we all wanted to shop the cashiers would round up the amounts and we could pay that. I got some tea for about $3.00 less than it should have been marked because it wasn't marked anywhere and they just randomly picked a number to charge. It was kind of fun to wander around the store once your eyes adjusted to the emergency lights. Everyone was really nice and chatty and the employees were walking around offering cookies. Very civilized...teehee.
Going to work on my other sock so hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!