Tuesday, January 27, 2009


We're having a Snow Day today.

We didn't really have a lot of snow 3-5 inches so far. However, it is the freezing rain on top of it that caused school to be closed.

Although, according to my oldest, the roads weren't plowed at all at 5 this morning. She works for that big Health Insurance that starts with an H. They closed BEFORE she could get to work. So there she was downtown at 6 A.M. with the roads covered and more people beginning to venture out. What to do? Brave the expressway, try a corkscrew back road? No, head over to Norton Hospital to hang out with Dad until the roads are a little less crowded. Oh and drink free coffee too. I think Dad even bought her breakfast.

The dog wont go outside.
I open the door and he hears the ice hit the snow and looks at me like I'm crazy.

What am I going to do today?
and hang out on Ravelry.

I have lunch and dinner all planned and I'm glad Mariah and I can stay in all day.

Unfortunately I've had to cancel Odd Tuesday Knit Night, No one could make it with the roads such a mess.

I think I'll brew another pot of coffee and get my sock I'm knitting.
Have fun!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Waiting for toast

This is Mom's dog Sasha (on the left) and my Bailey waiting for Mom to drop a bit of toast for them.

They have already split their own piece and are quite greedy.

Very intent.

I did pick up the FLAK sweater last night and knit over an inch.  For some reason the cabling seems easier this go round.  Hopefully I will finish this soon.  

Question:  Has anyone knit with those square double pointed needles?


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Relm Tam & Circle vest

I've been busy.
Dave was delighted to pose for a picture wearing 
The Relm Tam.  Pattern is in Knit 1 and was created by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame.

My version is not cashmere.
It is woolease. It is large.
 I was very relaxed
 and my gauge shows it.  I am usually 
a very tight knitter.  The cables are 
beautiful and 
I liked the way they continued 
through the 
decreases.  Which is the whole reason I knit this tam.

I needed someone tall to give this to and my friend Beth, 
who is both as tall as an Amazon and  as beautiful as one too, 
is now the proud owner.
She seems to love it.

Dave is thankful as he thought he might have to retire and 
grow dreds to wear the tam.

Next up is the Circle Vest
 for Mom.
  It turned out great!  I really liked knitting this. It isn't perfect.  I had to 
concentrate at first to M1 the right way for a purl or a knit stitch.  I don't
know if it was an attention problem or a TV problem.
Mom loves the colors and is thrilled that I knit something else for her.

If you know me you know that I have a hard time making more
than one of some thing.  Socks are easier now but I rarely knit
the same yarn or pattern twice.
BUT if I ever make another Circle Vest, I think I'll use bits and bobs of
my handspun yarn.

No Anita the FLAK isn't finished. I swear I will pick it up tonight.
I didn't say I'd knit on it, but I will pick it up.  I really love that FLAK,
I just can't seem to get the momentum going to finish.
Meanwhile it stares at me making me feel guilty.

There are all these other sweaters I've been drooling over 

I even have the yarn for some of them.

It is so hard not to swatch for a gansey or a top down simple sweater.

Then there is all that Kauni yarn.

The urge to start something new is 
nearly overwhelming.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

New Year = New Projects

These two projects are what I knit the New Year in with. The First is a Circle Vest(pattern in Silk Knits) for my mother.
I have about a 12 inch circle knit and it is looking pretty good. Although DH is a little concerned that I am putting a bulls eye on my Mother's back.

The latest pair of socks in Opal Croc II. I am down to the foot on the first of the pair. I need to remember to bring it to the kitchen for computer knitting.

Not much knitting today as I go back to work today.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

We all made it past midnight last night.
Although I think Chris dozed through parts of the Jeff Dunham comedy show we were watching.

There were cookies
and stout.
Knitting and laughter.

Then sleep. Oh sleep.

Today has been a day of lucky foods and a little of this and a little of that.
buying stash.
and to top it all off we'll have panettone bread pudding.

Then I'll knit some more.

Happy New Year to Everyone.