Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

socks

April Socks in June

April Socks in June

Here they are, only six weeks late: Pattern:Rib and Cables Socks by Nancy Bush (IK,Fall 2005) Yarn:Seacoast Panda in Truffle (merino wool and bamboo) Mods:Whole leg is shorter than the 9″ called for in the pattern. Crossed the cables every 6th instead of every 8th […]

Back again…

Back again…

I didn’t mean to be gone so long again. Neither Archie, my laptop, nor I is having the easiest of summers. We decided to send him to Applecare right after the July 4th holiday weekend. On the second of July, M took me to after-hours […]

Lightweight Knitting

Lightweight Knitting

Well, I have not been keeping up with my plan to post 4 times a month, but there are extenuating circumstances.  I can’t reveal details at this time, but I can say two things.  First, there is a very good probability that several months before […]

Soggy Weather

Soggy Weather

After a very dry January, which should be the wettest month of the year here in Northern-Central California, February has been very wet. I have several things to block, but with 60% humidity and low-to-mid-60 temps in the house, I’ve been hesitant to pin wet […]

Hibernation Basket

Hibernation Basket

The Hibernation Basket: where naughty and/or disappointing WIPs go to await judgement. Shall we be brave and look at what is inside? Part of a February Lady Sweater. Lovely pattern. Lovely yarn color. The garter yoke fits. The yarn is NOT NICE. Not nice at […]

Christmas Socks and Dragonflies

Christmas Socks and Dragonflies

Before I get to the socks, many people wanted me to keep them updated about my family’s cat Rip.  Well, in very early October, Rip needed to be put down.  He really was not doing well.  My family misses him of course, but they are […]

Sucked into LibraryThing, but still a FO

Sucked into LibraryThing, but still a FO

Last weekend my barcode scanner for entering books into LibraryThing arrived, and I got sucked in.  The scary part is that I spent most of Saturday and a good part of Sunday putting our books into my account, and at 822 books, I’m maybe 2/3 […]

Twisted Flower Socks–at long last

Twisted Flower Socks–at long last

I keep meaning and wanting to post regularly, and then things get in the way.  The past couple of weeks has been a Festival of Migraines! here.  Calling it a festival does give it a more upbeat connotation than I actually experienced, but when one […]

The Consequences of Owning Many Sets of DPNs

The Consequences of Owning Many Sets of DPNs

Sock ennui plus many, many sets of dpns results in 6 pairs of socks on the needles.  And this doesn’t use all my available sock-knitting-sized needles.  It’s a slippery slope. Top Row (left to right): 1. Christmas Socks I: 4×4 rib (total snoozer), eye of […]

A Bit of Random

A Bit of Random

First, a Bunny update. Maxine, the bunny, has gone to a foster home. I found her owners, which is how I learned her name was Maxine. The owner had seen our sign, but she wasn’t planning on contacting us. She was moving her family that […]