Sunday, June 24, 2012

Yes, it's me. Sorry that I've been missing on this blog but had a cruddy couple of weeks. Better now, Praise Jesus! so here I am...better late than never I suppose.
Well, as you saw on the photo on the last post I did finish the Mojo socks for Amanda. I liked the yarn but not for the this particular pattern. I didn't really enjoy this pattern but it was probably the yarn, not the pattern. But sis likes them so that's the important thing. Lime green is her favorite color so they are a hit.
Just found out today that I won a sweater kit from It's called the See it Designed, Win the Sweater kit contest and the sweater is this: I can't wait to see the kit!
Haven't gotten a great deal of knitting done but finished this:
It's called "Charlie's Moebius" (on Ravelry) and I made it for mom. It used a dk and fingering weight held together and came out cute. She likes it. I didn't figure that she would ever like long cowls/moebius' but she really does. I've made her a few and I'm always glad to make her some. I like to make things for people, especially when they really want something.
Right now I'm knitting some socks and trying to finish a "Swiss Cheese" scarf made with Kauni yarn. I splurged and bought a skein of it (656 yds so you get alot for your money) and when I started the project I discovered that it was full of broken ends and pieces kind of stuffed into the center of the ball. Needless to say, I was disappointed but was going to tie each one together gently and soldier on. I went to the Kauni group on Ravelry to post a comment and see if anyone else had ever had that happen and was pleasantly surprised to see that the rep for the yarn company sent me a message expressing her apologies and an offer to send me a free skein to replace it. I was very impressed with that as I didn't expect anything but a comment or two. Certainly didn't do it with the expectation of getting more yarn. I will definately buy more of this yarn if this is the calibre of the company.
New mug!

This is some pineapple not so fried rice from "Chloe's Kitchen". A great cookbook.
Okay, have to get going now. Have a great week and stay cool!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Poor neglected blog. I will be back in a day or two. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Did you ever have one of those weeks where you just couldn't be bothered to do anything? I had one this week and got knitting done but not much else. Including  blogging. Sorry :)
Sinus and allergy abounding all over here but at least the weather is beautiful. Spent the other evening on the back porch with my knitting and a glass of iced tea and my mp3 player, listening to some knitting podcasts. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. A little breeze and got to see the fireflies. I just love sitting and watching it get dark and having the little specks of light flickering all over the neighborhood.
Since it was so nice this past weekend we went to the farmers market in Hyde Park They are back in their summer location on the square and there were lots of booths and loads of stuff. I really like this location as it's alot roomier and there is more air moving and space to breath. I really scored on produce...more scapes!,kale, swiss chard, purslane, and a lovely loaf of salt rye bread. I think I bought a few other things but can't remember off the top of my head.
Found fiddlehead ferns last week at (of all places) Trader Joe's. I've read about them for years but have never seen them so I was excited to find them. I made a pasta dish with fiddleheads, carrots, onions, and pasta drizzled with white truffle oil. Delicious. A very light meal for a hot day.
Right now I'm knitting a pair of socks for the Solidsockknitters' group on Ravelry. The theme is "green" and I'm using
Araucania Itata Solid in lime green.
I don't really care for the yarn with the pattern I picked It's a nice pattern but mind-numbingly boring for me. I think that the yarn isn't the best for this pattern but since the yarn is for sis she got to pick the pattern. I should get done tonight (happy dancing all around) so I can work on other things.
Just finished this also.
This is the "Butin Collar" by Laura Nelkin. A lovely, fairly easy knit (unless you are me and obviously can't count!) and is easily finished in a few hours. I really like it and bought more beads to make a few more. It only takes 20 yards of fingering weight and who doesn't have a lot of that lying around?
Alright. I'm off to finish those green socks! Have a great night all.