Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Day

Due to my daughter's work schedule, we had planned our family Thanksgiving for tomorrow (Saturday). But we had reservations for dinner for 2 at our favorite restaurant, and plans to visit my sister's home for dessert. But our dogs decided to get into a major brawl over a tennis ball, and the Retriever won. Result - The Vet ER for our Lhasa Apsa. Poor Spike!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Knitters Review Retreat 2009

Although my blog has been superceded by Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, and Life, it wouldn't be a knitter's blog without mention of the Knitter's Review Retreat.

School obligations kept me from going to the retreat last year, the first one I had missed since I started attending in 2004. Being able to attend this year was especially meaningful due to all of the losses and changes 2009 has brought.

How to describe the event? Old and new friends and roommates, beautiful lace, beautiful yarn, a room stuffed with talent, yummy food (and plenty of it), mountains, and GPS! A special thanks to my roommate, Helen, who loves Mounds bars too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How to Pick a Color for Next Knitting Project

You Are Mint Green

Balanced and calm, you have mastered the philosophy of living well.

Your friends seek you out for support, and you are able to bring stability to chaotic situations.

You're very open and cheerful - and you feel like you have a lot of freedom in life.

Your future may hold any number of exciting things, and you're ready for all of them!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Autumn Sunshine and Shadows Shawl

Something new to wear to school. I don't plan on going "back to school" shopping, so I scheduled some back to school knitting. A few more days and I won't see my needles again until the Christmas break.

I finished this shawl from "Knitting Lace Triangles" by Evelyn A. Clark.
The yarn is Sundara Sock Yarn in the Spiced colorway. I used one skein with about 10 grams left over. I added 3 beads to each scallop which you can see in the close up picture. The color of the yarn is darker than it appears in the pictures. It is a rusty orange.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympic Liesl is Finished!

No, not the swimmer, but my sweater.

The pattern is Liesl by Ysolda Teague.

The yarn is Aran Silky Merino by Sundara in the Celestial Clouds colorway, a spring color from last year's "Seasons" yarn club. I used 600 yards (3 skeins) of the yarn and the sweater was knit in 8 days on 7.0mm needles.

I found pretty handmade buttons with the colors of the yarn swirled inside. The sweater should be dry and blocked, with buttons attached, and ready for wear on this week's short vacation to the beach.

Be back soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Have you seen the new online knitting magazine? Knotions.
Check it out!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Summer Knitting

Originally uploaded by cpaknit

I have been making good on the promise to myself to knit during my 8 week break from school. I finished my "Spring Forward" socks this weekend. I spent half of my knitting time squeezing the yarn to try to determine if I had enough to finish the second sock. Next time I will measure and wind the yarn into two skeins. It's not like I don't have the yarn meter to accomplish this.

I also started a "Sunshine and Shadows" triangle shawl from Evelyn A. Clark's "Knitting Lace Triangles". I ordered the book after finishing her Swallowtail Shawl. I gave the Swallowtail as a gift to a friend who was in need of a gift, and wanted to make myself something for fall. The "spiced" colorway of sock yarn from Sundara matches the leaf design and autumn feel perfectly.
Sundara's yarn are in demand, the last time I checked, she had no yarn available for sale. Luckily, I belong to her "Seasons Yarn club" and I haven't regretted signing up. I LOVE the shipments of yarn I receive, especially in the middle of the semester, even though I have no hope of doing anything with the yarn right away.