Remember this addition to the stash? It arrived early this year as a wedding present: Quince & Co. Osprey in Peacoat. Yarn as a wedding present is quite knitterish, I know, but there is a method to my madness. I mentioned that this yarn is being knitted into a sweater for somebody. Well, that certain … Continue reading Curse be Darned
Good morning and thank you all so much for your lovely comments on the cape and shawls 🙂 I think I'm on a roll with finishing things...or maybe I've finally discovered the joy of bulky yarn. Last weekend, I fished around in my stash and found a skein plus a smidge of Quince & Co. … Continue reading On a Roll
Last year, I submitted you all to a lot of fussing about Christmas gifts, which I never revealed. The truth is...I fibbed. I wasn't knitting Christmas gifts, I was knitting wedding stoles. Soon after Querido and I were engaged, I hit upon this brilliant plan. I was going to go the extra mile, and not … Continue reading The Extra Mile
One week in, most of the downstairs boxes are packed, but there are still clods of crumpled newspaper and stray sheets of bubble wrap everywhere, defying my attempts to keep unpacked packing material in the garage. For all the new space I find myself with, it is oddly inefficient. My wall calendar has yet to … Continue reading Small Triumphs
Thanks guys for your comments on the last post! We are thoroughly installed back home now: I bought groceries for a week and washed a small mountain of laundry and have a nice thankyou bag of goodies all ready for Melba's sitter (or carrier, more accurately). I was all ready to sit down and write … Continue reading The Epic Shawl
Edited to add: I nearly forgot the blocking story on the tank! Scroll down for more Today is a getting things done sort of day. Lots and lots of things. I was going to guilt trip myself about taking the day off until I realized that I have basically spent the entire day on cleaning, … Continue reading Getting Things Done
As a general rule, I love color. Pops of red, rich browns, soft grays, soothing blue and a snap of orange: all these colors are lovely. Longtime readers know, of course, that I will drop everything and swim through an alligator tank to get to any shade of green. But the pink is bringing me … Continue reading How Much More Pink?
The cold that is gripping everywhere else in the country has just brushed Arizona. Instead of the weather being 10 degrees above normal, it's at normal, perhaps a tad below. The bright sky that will taunt us through a long, hot, rainless summer doesn't appear every morning, and today I put on a scarf to … Continue reading Winter Weather Is Not Conducive to Photography
I have a cover letter to write and an oral presentation to whip together (in Spanish), but first I have to procrastinate a bit. Get my sillies out, as it were. To say I have been busy would be rawther a large understatement. I've been very busy. Given the choice between sleep and stashbusting, however, … Continue reading First I Have to Procrastinate
Post Script to Friday: After wearing the Velma sweater all day Friday, I came to the conclusion I was not happy with the way the neck of the sweater had stretched out and caused the ribbing to hang funny off my shoulders. If I am feeling adventurous, I might crochet around the neck. Alternately, I … Continue reading I’m Getting Better at this Knitting Thing…Sort of.