Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Short Break

Announcing a short break in the blogging. I'm heading for the Highlands of North Carolina to chair the welcoming committee for WonderBaby, otherwise known as my grandson! He is expected to arrive sometime tonight, and I'll be staying for a week or so in a house without internet access. If I get the chance, though, I'll post an update!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jury Duty; Rogue and ReRogue

I got a summons for Jury duty today. Direct quote:
"Absolutely NO weapons (scissors, knives, Knitting Needles, etc.) ..."

There you have it. Knitting needles are officially weapons. And a weapon to be treated with respect and Capitalized, while those other lowly tools of destruction can start with lower case letters.

In other news, I have mentioned before that I was knitting the Rogue in Reynolds Signature Wool/acrylic blend for my daughter Aurora. I knitted it all the way to the neckline before we realized that we really just didn't like it! I'm sure Signature is a lovely yarn for some things , and I think that it would have made a much nicer fabric if I had used smaller needles. But I had to use large ones to get gauge; and I have a bit of a tension problem sometimes anyway, and it just looked kind of rough and messy. SO... I started it all over using Mission Falls 1824 wool in color 28; a nice leafy green. I like the knitted fabric much better and Aurora likes the leafy green better than the light olive we were using before. I'm almost up to the neckline again with the goal of getting in done by the time heavy sweater weather arrives. (Usually sometime in October, here in North Carolina). ReRogue:

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Lots and Lots of Fluffy Pink Goodness

Welcome to my Cameron Village Library friends who are stopping by for the first time! I just got back from our monthly Knit Night, and just look at what this group of lovely and talented ladies has created -- that whole shelving unit in the background is filled with wonderful pink shawls to be donated to the patients of a local cancer center!

Here's a close-up of a few, and click >>>HERE <<< to see more. (When you get to the photo page, you can click on each photo to enlarge it, and then on the little magnifying glass thingy to make it even bigger.)

Knit Night is such a pleasant way to spend an evening, and I always learn so much!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

M is for Mist on the Mountains

I'm woefully behind, but here is my "M" for the Knittyboard ABC-along:
Mist on the Mountains.

I took it a couple of weeks ago, just walkin' down the road at my middle daughter's house. I love Western North Carolina!

It's done!

Over the weekend I finished the quilt, and the baby isn't even here yet!

Then I immediately returned to knitting, finished the Festive hoodie:

and turned the heel of my second blue sock. Now I'm knitting away at the Rogue.

I loved making the quilt, but it's nice to have time to knit again!