Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Repurposed Kureyon

This basket of Noro Kureyon has been sitting waiting for years.

Once upon a time it was a clever sweater, Round Trip, from a 2003 Knitter's magazine pattern.

Knit in my pre-digital camera era, I don't believe I ever got a picture of that sweater.

It was a very pretty sweater, and I looked like a moose in it. (Actually, if you go look at the completed sweaters on Ravelry, you'll see that it makes almost everyone look like a moose. There's a reason that the majority of the pictures are taken from the rear view. Great concept, ugly in reality.)

So it became balls of yarn again.

Til now.

I finally found something to make with the poor old yarn. It's becoming a blanket. A Ten-Stitch Twist

It's a strangely addictive knit.

Kureyon is always fun to knit. I just want to knit to the next color change. (or the color change after that)

I'm swatching two shades of Kauni yarn for a sweater for Paul.

While this is not the best combination of the two yarns, it will still give me a good idea of my gauge.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I foundz yarnia!

For all my fellow yarn aficionados, courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Washed and blocking.

Awaiting drying and buttons.

Behold the Kauni cardigan!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Generation gap?

November 8

66 degrees!

That's just flat out nicer weather than we had the entire month of October.

How do the visiting college students spend the late afternoon?

Snuggled on the sofa.

How do the older, wiser residents spend the late afternoon?

Out on the deck, with a beverage and the Sunday paper.

(We had to drag out the dining room chairs, as we had put the deck chairs away for the winter.)

But we all managed to get out for a walk in the arboretum at dusk.

Apparently it was the right time of day for adults of all species to get their youngsters out and about.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Best Knitting Line

We're watching "The Road to Zanzibar" for our family movie tonight.

Classic Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Great black and white stuff.

Bing's trying to talk Bob "Fearless Frazier" into jumping into the octopus tank to wrestle the octopus for their show.
Bob: "You'd do better teaching him to knit. He could knit four sweaters at once."

Yes, I'm easily entertained...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's time

It's time to finish knitting the Kauni cardigan.

It's been neglected for a very long time (last touched in March) awaiting only the front button bands. When I picked it up, I wondered what made me bury it in the pile.

There is NO reason. I loved knitting with its light-weight yarn and bright colors.

This'll be finished on this cold, dark, damp evening. (Have you adapted to standard time yet?)

Girl of the House has come down with an "influenza-like illness". High fever and a headache. We've been a bit subdued around here the past few days. Makes for nice snuggling time, though!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A finished Pioneer!

Bekky was kind enough to send me pictures of the final version of Pioneer.

Yes, I first began knitting this sweater for her in May!

After several starts on the first version, I completed one in August. Girl of the House ended up with that sweater.

With better planning and persistence, I finally completed Bekky's sweater.

Fits great, too!

Thanks for pics Bekky!

(And thanks for being so patient!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday randomnicity

Girl of the House made delicious apple muffins this morning.

What a great start to the day!

I've finished a few small projects this week.

An odd looking item, eh?

It's a hand-holding mitten for Ben and Bekky out of some handspun.

A pair of mittens for myself.

Pattern from Dale of Norway St. Anton 2001 pattern book.

It feels good to knit some colorwork again.

Last, and least, because it was easiest: fingerless mittens for me from handspun finn fleece.

We live in the country. We don't rake leaves.

Except in the house.

Yes, this is my dining room floor, under the two hibiscus plants I brought in for the winter.

I don't think they're too happy with the transition, do you?