Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I finished this in late September and finally got it blocked.
Girl of the House was kind enough to model.
This is an awesome pattern. I knitted in the car, at soccer games, and at break during work. I loved watching the colors gradually change.
I see more of these in my future.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This one was blocked in early September, but I never got pictures.
Great mindless knitting. I knit in the car, in class, at soccer games and while on break at work.
This is really cute with the self striping yarn.
The little picot edging added some pizazz, don't you think?
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Let's see, now what was I saying about startitis?
Mitten pair number thirteen for the year: Quaternity. They are the mystery mitten of the month for October by Rose Hiver. Pattern will be released in sections, beginning October 1. It's a free pattern, and I think it's promising to be quite lovely.
I couldn't help myself...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Best of both worlds really, reading and knitting. At the same time.
I recently discovered that I could do easy knitting, garter stitch knitting, while I read on my Kindle.
(This is much healthier for me than eating sunflower seeds and drinking diet Mountain Dew, which is my usual method.)
Unfortunately, when I'm reading something as intense as Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, I don't pay attention to the yarn snaggles until it's too late.
By the way, it's a great book.
I highly recommend it if you are looking for something to take your life over until you finish reading it.
Really, you just can't tear away for real life.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
I finally finished the thumbs and blocked my July Mystery Mittens this past weekend.
I'm loving the weight and color of these mittens, and anticipate getting quite a bit of wear out of them this winter.
I've been doing quite a bit of posting from my phone, as I had a bit of a computer melt down, so the formatting has suffered.
Now I'm back with a new MacBook, and all is well!
Many thanks to Paul, my in-house computer go-to-guy.
I'm a very spoiled girl...
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Can you see it? The star that's supposed to be there to match the left mitten?
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
A very hot day for September 7 in Minnesota. 92 degrees here. Heat index of 104.
We sat on the deck while our supper of pork ribs and grilled sweet corn sizzled. We had a chilled bottle of Dolgo Crabapple wine from my visit to Wisconsin's Maiden Rock winery earlier this summer. It showed great promise to stand up to the strong flavors of the grilled meat.
But it was cool and delicious, so I'm sorry to say it didn't last til mealtime.
I'd highly recommend it for hot September evenings!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Tonight the Girl of the House baked cupcakes for the Lace for the Cure fundraiser that the soccer girls do each fall.
The bright pink is an important part.
Sale to take place during Northfield's famous Defeat of Jesse James days festival tomorrow.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I started this scarf when we were driving back from camping in Colorado this summer. It's become my carry around knitting. It's mindless enough that I can knit while I read, too.
River's Edge Progressions merino sock yarn, purchased at Shepherd's Harvest festival back in May, knitted in the incredibly popular Hitchhiker pattern. There are currently 11,253 projects with this pattern on Ravelry. I can see why. It's easy, yet mesmerizing.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Girl of the House was off bright and early for the first day of her senior year.
So I guess this would be the day to show her Senior Year blanket.
I adapted the Temperature scarf pattern to knit a blanket for her to take to college next year. Cascade 220 Superwash yarn in colors chosen by GotH.
One row for each day, beginning July 1. One color for each 10° temperature increment.
I'll have July and August of 2014 to finish knitting, if I need it.
And we all know that I'll need it...