Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Orange and Pink

Orange and Pink
Originally uploaded by cobweb1st
Orange and pink are big in our house. No the walls are Not painted either color and there is no orange carpet. My dad did have a burnt orange car at one time that I had to drive.

Anyway, for some reason everyone goes nuts when they see Orange or even hear the word Orange. It is kind of a joke.

So when the daily prompt on Gluebooks, www.gluebooks@yahoogroups.com, was Orange and Pink, I jumped on it with both of my sticky little hands.

In fact I firmly believe that it saved my sanity last week at work. During rest time I grabbed the glue and an old Real Simple and cut out everything I found that was pink or orange. It was...restful. Mindless even. Ahhh a Zen moment with three year olds.
You don't believe me do you?


Sunday, January 27, 2008

FLAK and Enthusiastic Kisses

Enthusiastic Kisses
Originally uploaded by cobweb1st
I worked on my FLAK last night. I knit about 2 inches of cables on the body. I've already knit a few rows today and I think I'm getting into a rhythm again.

I've also been making ATC cards. The one in the picture is for a Valentine swap. The background was painted using the Stencil technique from the Bernie Berlin ATC Workshop book. The picture is from printed tissue paper I bought at Michaels.

Back to work!


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Finished Objects

Unfortunately NOT the FLAK.
These are Jordan's Birthday socks. Finished 3 weeks BEFORE her birthday.
This is that funny looking Noro hat that I just had to make. It was computer knitting for a long while, meaning it sits at the computer desk and I knit on it as I surf. I Finished it last night. It is a little big and kind of Funny(looking & feeling). Click on the picture or go to my flickr acct. to see the actual colors. http://www.flickr.com/photos/16932110@N04/

I also started knitting on another pair of mittens on Tuesday during American Idol. The chart is difficult to follow, so it may be slow going. I only have one other pair of socks in the works and I wont allow myself to start anymore until I work on the FLAK sweater. I must have a mental block on that sweater. I have a horrible time even picking it up. I don't know why, it is beautiful. The yarn is nice and I could use a warm sweater. I keep finding other things to do other than knit on it. ATC's, hand bound books, and reading. I need someone to make me knit at gunpoint or needle point.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Baby it's cold outside

Okay, so today it is hovering around 34 degrees and we have snow on the ground. Just enough to cause them to delay opening school for 2 hours.

This weekend it was really cold for Kentucky. On Sunday when I woke up the temp was 9 degrees. So I stayed inside nice and warm and finished and blocked my Komi mittens.
(Mostly Mittens pattern number 8 on size 1 needles) They are beautiful and warm.

I also blocked my Ice Queen. The yarn is a merino mohair from Crystal Palace. The pattern is from the Winter issue of Knitty. I used a size 9 needle and all but 10 inches of the yarn. Whew that was close. I did not use beads. When I started this, and it was one of those have to start it now or I will just die moments, I didn't have beads to match this variegated yarn. Still it turned out beautiful. My DD2 was kind enough to put it on for the photographs.

Although she did complain and didn't want her face to show.

I have a noro hat in the works, it is the computer desk knitting, and socks of course.
Have to finish those for DD1's Birthday. What I really need to do is knit on the FLAK.
I want to know how the Yarn Harlot can knit a cabled sweater as fast as she does.
My friend Anita would tell me it is because "She works on it!"
I better go work on it because other things are calling my name...like that Kauni yarn sitting
over there in the bag.
Next post there may be art in the pictures. I am working on Valentines for a few ATC swaps.