Thursday, April 29, 2010


Well, one more UFO to the blocking board. Wonder if there are any magic blocking fairies out there that would swoop down in the middle of the night and block my Koigu square.  It was pretty cool. I took all the left over yarn from another project of a friend and wound them into 16 little balls. Using the Barn Raising Quilt pattern, I cast on 12 st with the red and kept going round and round with the next smallest ball until I'd worked in all 16 balls. Several were under on 1inch in diameter balls - worth not much more than scrap or markers. But in one of my past lives, I was a young person during the Great Depression. So waste I must not! Taking my old time waste not want not with the age old tradition of knitting and BAM!! (well not really bam - more like several hours later) a funky baby blanket is born. For the last several balls, I incorporated some fagoting (which is 1 and 2 row lace patterns).  Seeing how I didn't sleep well last night (ahhh, the old achy bones! It's sucks to be sOoooooOoooo very young and have a touch of the big A (arthritis - not attitude), so I'm gonna go crawl in bed. Tomorrow I'll post some photos of the Koigu Baby Blanket. Of course, I'll file my 2009 taxes first. Would want The Man to come after me :0

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monkey Business Around the Zoo

I've always had a real love for monkeys. Yip, if I could trade in my 3 dogs, 2 cats, gerbil and 2 chinchilas for 1 little monkey - hello monkey - bye bye zoo!  I might even consider trading in a kid or two (sorry, kiddos ;)  So now my monkey love has spread to Kiddo #2 and she's wrapped her monkey love & knitting into one. Meet Monkey!


Now Kiddo #1 really likes the zoo environment of our home and she's elected to convert her newly found knitting talent into adorable little zoo animals to add to our 3 dogs, 2 cats, gerbil & 2 chinchilas.  Meet Eli:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Back & Forth

Well, it's been a bit since I went to my blog - well to be honest, I was too busy knitting to break myself away to type.

This morning, I went into my study to go through the Stash and UFOs. Well, I gave a pit of my yarn away and that helped the stash level, mostly because I've been on a yarn diet!  How cruel a diet this is. So many beautiful fibers calling me, begging me to take them home, yanking on my heart strings. But no, I'm on a diet and must reject their advances (so, I'm buying Namaste bags & Addi needles instead). 

But the UFOs are a little more than I would like to have going at any one time. 3 pair of socks, 2 pair of mittens, 2 lace shawls, 1 square shawl and one I'm not sure what it's gonna be. Hoohum! My cashmere & merino Fleece Artist kits sit longingly in my cubby waiting, patiently for me to pull them out and work them into something beautiful.  But, no!! I have to snub them and work on the UFOs!