Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
blog and remembered that I could do that. Mine are not so pretty but they are spinable and I have the proof in this horrid, hot mess of a pullover.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Arietta and hopefully you will be seeing a lot more of her one day.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
After all the fuss I made over the new brand of Lopi I am forced to make due with, I have a confession.
I like it.
It has all the same properties as the original but it is a tad softer and it fluffs beautifully without much coaxing from a brush. Now I need to collect a few of the colors it comes in and I'll be back in the mitten making business. They are quite addicting.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Daughter is the skating director at two different outdoor ice rinks in Washington, DC and I've been helping out (for $$$) during the Learn to Skate classes. It's the closet thing I've had to snow in quite a while so I'm enjoying every minute of crawling around on the ice with toddlers. I also either help out with or teach (!) five classes of beginning adults that are a riot and a half. I didn't learn to skate myself until I was in my late 40's so I can definitely still feel their pain. The secret to success: gel pads and lots of them. Cover everything you don't want bruised, blistered or broken and then and only then is this skating thing fun.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Rhapsody of Reds collection.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Honey Cowl, you'd be right. I had to jump on that viral bandwagon and have one of my very own since everyone on Ravelry already has one. I even had to break my new year's resolution in order to cast this on because those five pairs of socks are still not done.
What makes this even more naughty is that even before this one was finished, I had bought the yarn for two more. Even worse, I'm betting they won't get done as I am not actually having that much fun making the first one anymore and I have some prettier cowl patterns waiting in the wings. There has been a lot of tinking going on with this one. The pattern is such that you can't take your eyes off it for even a second. You might as well be knitting lace.
And yes, it is all cheapo yarn because anything around my neck and face has to be. I love the wooliest of wool on my feet and hands but not above the shoulders. Up yonder it has to be soft acrylic. I have even found acrylic that is too itchy for head wear. I'm talking to you Bernat Mosaic. Pretty you may be but scratchier stuff that didn't come from something on four legs can't be found.