Showing posts from October, 2010

Fruit Display

We had a very busy weekend.  Our company arrived on Friday and left on Monday morning.  So naturally, my husband and I decided to go out for lunch and do a bit of shopping.  One of the things we bought was this: I am hoping that my fruit decays a lot slower now that there is air circulation.  The bananas are not looking that great right now. Oh well.  On the knitting front, I managed to start and complete two scarves for Christmas gifts during the weekend.  I only have two more gifts to make and I am ready for my visit to Pittsburgh during Thanksgiving vacation.  That is when my side of the family exchanges gifts.  After that holiday, maybe I can start some gifts for my husband or kids.  (Or maybe I will be selfish and knit just for me.)

Ancient yarns

I thought I would squeeze in a tiny posting today.  Tomorrow we have weekend company arriving and I am sure come Monday I will be in a massive clean the house state of mind.  I really am caught up on what needed to be finished for the company.  I like to do a little bit each day rather than everything all in one day.  So I made a list about a week or so ago and I have been crossing each task off.  I feel quite accomplished at the moment :) Anyways, I have finished two Christmas presents!!  I decided to make two hats for an uncle and a dear "adopted" father-in-law.  The pattern is called Seaman's Cap . It is a wonderful pattern that knits up very quickly.  I decided to use an acrylic/wool blend from the bottom of the stash.  The yarn is ancient.....20 years old?  What is sad is that I bought it so that definitely ages me. Thankfully tweed yarn seems to stay in style. I also started on a scarf for another adopted family member.  I wanted a skinny worsted weight sca


Well it has been a while, hasn't it?  I have had a nasty little virus that was not that bad but it kept me from doing everything I wanted to do.  Like blogging or up-dating my Ravelry project page.  Today is the first day that I feel almost like myself. I also have finally finished the Tweed Cardigan .  I completed this sweater on Thursday night.  I then had to search for nine buttons!  I live in a very little college town and I knew that it would be a challenge.  My LYS does have some interesting buttons but I really wanted plain, understated buttons for this cardigan. After two more stores I found some buttons.  Overall I am quite happy with the results of the sweater.  The pattern is well written and of course you cannot go wrong with a top down construction.  I think I am addicted to top down sweaters.

Rain Rain Go Away

Wow it has been raining a ton around here.  Everyday it is rain and even though I am very grateful for the cooler weather, I wouldn't mind a break from the rain.  Yesterday during the afternoon there was a tiny break from the drizzle.  The sun popped out briefly, less than two minutes.  I ran outside a took this photo of the mist coming off the pool cover.  What a temperature difference! As you might have guessed, the rain came back and the sun hid behind the clouds for the rest of the day. I finished a Christmas present yesterday.  I guess this officially starts the holiday season for me.  I have not decided who will receive the scarf.  I will be making two more then I will decide who gets which one.  The scarf pattern is as follows: Worsted weight wool Size 10 needles Cast on 28 stitches  Row 1:  *K2, P2* repeat across all stitches Row 2 and 4:  Knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches Row 3: *P2, K2* repeat across all stitches. Repeat thes

Electric Blues

Yesterday after an early dinner, the electricity went out due to a severe rain and wind storm.  Apparently some trees were down on some power lines.  We did not have power until 1:15 a.m.  How do I know this?  Well the TV downstairs was blaring away when the power came back on. Our life was restored to normalcy once more.  It is funny that a couple of days ago, I announced that I wanted to finish a book by September 30th.  Who would have thought a power outage could have helped me almost make my goal!  I finished the book this morning.  I also have a warm appreciation for my electricity and everything I can do with it  My coffee this morning tasted better than ever..  I am sure my thankfulness will wear off soon and will return with the next power outage. I have made some progress on my sweater this week.  I have completed one sleeve and I am half way done with the other sleeve.  Here are some pictures: Last but not least, here is a photo of our dog, Frodo.  He's a