Thursday, September 30, 2010
Okay! They're done! And they fit! And I love them! Yahoo! And the best part? I still have 2/3 of the main color skeins, and 85% of the mitten lining color skein!
Now I'm starting "Brea", a Rowan pattern designed by Marie Wallin. I'm not using Rowan Lima (WAY too pricey) - instead I'm using my favorite workhorse (but still lovely) Cascade 220, in a heather gold shade. Beautiful. Not too far in yet, but it's easy (idiot?) knitting, perfect for TV viewing.
Posted by Penelope Z at 6:01 PM
Sunday, September 26, 2010
No knitting progress today. Spent hours (literally? 6 1/2 hours) sorting through bins of leftover yarn. I now have two large bags of yarn ready to take to the thrift shop, and another large bag that went into the trash. I have a much clearer vision of what I have and what I can/want to do with it. I didn't get done with this task until almost 5:00, just in time to sit and finish a hilarious YA novel from school, Josh Berk's The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, recommended by 7th-grade student Hannah. It was a hoot! Now I'm starting The Doom Machine by Mark Teague. Yes, it's that time of year again, when I find myself reading nothing but YA novels. How else to recommend them to my middle school readers? It's a bit daunting to think of the 150+/- young adult books that arrived recently. They're ready to go, but don't I first need to read them? ALL OF THEM? I need a clone. No, I need 10 clones, minimum, to keep up with all the reading.
I love my job.
I love my job.
Posted by Penelope Z at 7:48 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
|Felted Flower Tea Cosy|
|Paradoxical Mitten #1|
Haven't spun any fiber since the summer. I have two pounds of undyed merino fiber, but I want to hold off until I've attended an all-day spinning workshop in October.
|Felted Christmas Stocking with Needle-Felted Stars|
|Ribbed Raglan Pullover|
|Red Fox Socks|
|3 out of 4 Christmas Stockings knit for the friend of a friend|
|"Faux is Fair" Socks|
Posted by Penelope Z at 1:14 PM