Friday, December 28, 2007

Fashion Shoot at the Park

The Snowflake Sweater looks much better in action than it did lying on my bed. (Dale Baby Book102, pattern10208). It’s a little big, but he’s growing fast! First, there is the high-fashion shot:

Followed by the candid shot :

And, what the heck, let’s have an action shot:

Knitting from Stash : Beginners Luck

When I was looking for yarn for my mother’s Mountain Stream scarf, I wanted it to be really special, so I bought several different brands and colors of silk/mohair blends. Normally I’m a pick-the-pattern-then-buy-the-yarn person so I wasn’t sure how to find a use for the skeins I had left. One of them was KidSilk Haze in a lovely light blue. Then, before I even started looking for patterns, the winter Knitty was published. One look at the Ice Queen and my decision was made! Now that the Holidays are over I am ready to start.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Finished: a fast pair of little boy socks. Which is good, because the fast little boy feet will be here soon!

(Specs: Dale of Norway Baby Ull on 2 circs, toe up, cast off as loosely as possible for comfort. I made the pattern up as I went along. They match. Sort of.)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sometime I wonder about really random things....

Do any of the astronauts knit?

Just think of it – hanging around in midair working on your argyles, with balls of yarn hovering around your head. You could leave a needle floating in place while you reached for your cup of tea. Or would it be a tube of tea?

I think I'll post that one on the Completely Pointless group on Ravelry. From what I've seen of that group, I suspect I'm not the only one who has thoughts about weird things. Maybe they'll share them.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Long Time, No Blog

It turns out that having an empty nest doesn't necessarily mean lots of free time... but things are back under control now. So here 's some of what I've been up to, knitwise:

I finished the Dale of Norway sweater for WonderBoy (Whew!) and several pairs of socks. I did this pair toe-up using Charlene Schurch's Sensational Socks as a guideline; and Jitterbug yarn. Love those Jitterbug colors! Love the yarn, too, for bulky socks.

I also finished the Mountain Stream scarf for my Mom. This was my first lace project and I was amazed and pleased at the outcome. So was she, I think!

To complete my reenty to Cyber Space, I've joined Ravelry. "Fidget" was taken, so I reverted to a screen name I've used on other occasions. "DancesWthRabbits", in memory of our late and beloved pet Scooter Rabbit, who actually did enjoy dancing!