Friday, March 29, 2013

Treasure Island, Clue 3

More beads . . . they are going off in different directions.

The entire thing . . . it's getting bigger and bigger!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Secret is Out!!!

This came in the mail the other day - so exciting!!!

So I opened it, but I couldn't share because Dena's took longer cuz it had to go further!

 There was this lovely bag with the cool travel stamps!!

 And some alpaca/silk blend lace weight yarn, some candy, some beautiful flowery chopsticks, a little notions pouch and a booklet about Tokyo!

And this is the pattern we are going to be making - pretty isn't it?


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Surprise Package!!!!

Came in the mail today!
I can't show what is in it now, because Dena probably hasn't gotten hers yet.

Here is a hint!

Dena, you are going to LOVE this!!!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Physics Class

Now both my dogs have been to High School.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Time Traveller

Look Ma!  It's a Tardis!!!

 Mom likes Dr. Who - has since the very beginning of the show many, many years ago - when I was just a baby.

So, I knit her this hat . . . it's on it's way to her and should arrive today.
I hope she likes it!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Treasure Island, Clue 2

The clues for this mystery knit along are sent out at midnight Thursday night.
That means everyone has them by Friday morning.
That means that on Friday or Saturday, I can reveal my knitting . . .
so, here is the finished clue two of Treasure Island.

The closeup lets you see the beads that I have begun adding and the beginning of a color change.
This is gradience yarn which means it is going to go from this silver to a lovely green on the edge,
more on that later as the colors begin to change more.

I loved knitting this and I love the finished object!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Echeveria - Check!

I started knitting these as a knit along with Dena in January.  Dena has long since finished hers and has been wearing them.  Mine needed about another 3 or 4 inches down from the arch to the toe but sat languishing until yesterday.  Now they are done and have gone where all finished socks go . . . into a girl's shoes.

This is the Echeveria pattern by Rachel Coopey who is quickly becoming one of my favorite sock designers.  You'll be seeing a lot more of her patterns in my knitting in the next couple of months.  

The April Showers were my January Socks.
The Echeveria were my February Socks.
A Beautiful Necessity is going to be my March Socks. 


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Treasure Island, Clue One

The reason there has been such a dearth of knitting on this blog is this particular project.  I have a lot of little things going on the side and many of those will be finished soon, but this had to be my main focus because it was a test knit and on a deadline.  It is finished now, but I cannot show the entire thing because The Unique Sheep Mystery Knit Along started last Friday and won't finish for 8 weeks.  

For those who don't know what a Mystery Knit Along is, you buy the yarn, beads and pattern to enter in the knit along.  The yarn is shipped to you as soon as it is dyed (The Unique Sheep dyes to order, they have a little stock, but mostly just what's left from whatever fiber festival or show they've been at recently.)  The beads either come with the yarn or you can purchase them yourself.  Then, about a week before the MKAL is scheduled to start, they email you the instructions for making a gauge swatch.  On the date that the MKAL is scheduled to start, usually a Friday, they send the first clue or section of the pattern.

I have all but finished this project - still need to block it - but I can only show you the first clue right now because it came out on Friday (well, Thursday night at Midnight eastern).  There are no beads in clue one of this, but there will be a LOT before it's all done.  The yarn is The Unique Sheep gradience Moonlight in the Garden on Tinsel Toes.  It goes from a silvery gray to a golden green.  

More pictures later . . .


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Knitting, Finally!

I have some finished knitting to show - Finally!
It seems like forever since I have posted a finished item.  
It is possible that it has actually been forever since I posted a finished item.  
I've been working on that big test knit and can't show it yet.  It's still not actually done, but I'm debating the last little part of it so I've set it aside for a day or two.

Anyway, I finished the baby sweater for the girls' doctor and delivered it to her today.
It is the Seed Stitch Yoke Cardigan from 60 Quick Baby Knits.  I had actually finished it once but I made a mistake and had to take off the button bands and all of the yoke and reknit them.  I'm happy with the way it turned out - hope it fits and keeps the little one warm!

I hope to have more finished items soon . . . lots are almost done.


Happy Wednesday

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dena's Present

Poor Zuzu. She had so many mats and tangles. I think I spent an hour combing and cutting. Now she is resting after her ordeal in the lovely new bed that Aunt Dena made for her. She thinks it is so nice and it smells like other dogs too!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Welcome Home!

That is home made limoncello.

All good things

must come to an end - heading home :(

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Idaho - Yum!

Basque red bean and chorizo soup, fresh pears, Idaho sparkling Riesling with hibiscus flower.

A box of dead soldiers (all Idaho wine) . . .

. . . and some of what we have left (there are more in the fridge). Too bad I leave Idaho tomorrow.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Blue Eyed Baby


Meet Georgia, Angelique's baby.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Travel knitting

Sneak peak - shhh! don't tell!



Airport train

Prop plane

Bird's eye view of Idaho mountains

keeping busy on the plane

Boise from the sky on the way to Idaho to see Dena and Mom.