Thursday, June 28, 2007


A few weeks ago, I saw that Phoe was getting rid of some sock yarns she wasn't going to use. They were up for grabs, so of course, I grabbed. How could I not? Look at them:

Adorable. Thanks so much!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Not much new knitting progress to report. Paul's had lots of family in, so we've been busy nearly every night for the last week.

I have mainly been swatching for Sarcelle.
I'm considering making a modification to the pattern. Here's a hint:
I've also been experimenting with ways to cover up the part of my baby blaket I didn't show off.

Other than that, I've been knitting miters, and adding projects and stash to Ravelry. Sorry I'm so boring!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

ISE4 Package!

My package from the International Scarf Exchange arrived today, and it held a treasure trove of surprises. My English swap pal, Saffy, was, in a word, amazing.

She sent some yummy looking British treats, including tea, biscuits, chocolate, and candies.

And the yarn! My goodness.

Some Twilley's of Stamford wool. Gorgeous stuff, and very soft. My pal initially wanted to use this yarn for a scarf, but she sent it along to me instead!

Sock Yarn!

From The Natural Dye Studio.

And what you've all been waiting for....the scarf!

Knitted with wool from The Natural Dye Studio, it's truly a thing of beauty, and in colors I love.

Thanks so much for everything. Now to wait for cool weather.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Too Damn Cute

I just finished the baby blanket I have been making for my college roommate's July arrival.
Seriously, it is too damn cute! It's almost too much.

A fairly simple knit, with crochet edges that a member of my knitting group graciously helped me out with, and a large section of duplicate stitch.
Really, look at it.

Pattern: Mimi Baby Blanket, an original pattern from an LYS
Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Organic, Jersey, and Soul

Really, it's too much.

I love it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

A Pair of Socks

Hey, I never said it was a matching pair!

These are the Monkey socks I am making for myself. So pretty. I love these colors, and the yarn works really well with the pattern. Yarn, by the way, is from WhiteWillow.

The other pair is the Waving Lace Socks for my Sockapalooza pal. Also from WhiteWillow. The color was supposed to be a blend of Tiffany box blues, but it looks more like a swimming pool to me. The yarn is so soft and when you put the sock on, it almost feels like slipping your foot ito a swimming pool on a hot day.

The downside is I'm not that crazy about the pattern. It seems rather bland to me, but I think my pal will like it. What do you guys think?

We don't do much gardening around here, as you can tell from the grassy state of the flowerbed in front of our house. But today we weeded the whole thing and pulled up as much of the stubborn roots as we could. We're still debating on what to plant there, but here's my visual representation of how I would like it to look:
Lastly, Oliver says hi!