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

WIPs

Back to Blogging!

Well, long time no blog post. Just over two years in fact. I got a new job (still a research scientist) and have been very busy. I’m still super busy, but I miss blogging, so I am going to make. it. work. Fingers crossed! I’d […]

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 […]

When only pretty will do

When only pretty will do

I felt the need for pretty this past week, so out of the bazillion WIPs I have, these two got the most attention. Tudor Grace pattern from Knitspot, which I’m knitting in the scrumptious Silk Sock from Yarn Lust in Currant. It’s 70% merino/30% silk, […]

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 […]

Containment

Containment

Earlier this past week, while M and I ate dinner one night, I looked over at an “extension” of our bar and sighed.  The extension was an old TV cart made of contact paper covered particle board from my graduate school, single days.  Liquor bottles […]

Good News-Bad News

Good News-Bad News

Bad News:  I turned 45 on Monday the 10th.  It’s hard to call that early 40s anymore. Good News:  I had a birthday!  M took me out for a great dinner at a local Greek restaurant, and I got some great stuff too, like a […]

Sweater Blocking Conundrum: Grey Tweed Pullover, Episode 2

Sweater Blocking Conundrum: Grey Tweed Pullover, Episode 2

Last March I started knitting my dark grey Donegal tweed yarn into a simple pullover, and then the weather got pretty warm, so I put it away. Then during the hottest part of July, I ran into a decision-requiring situation with my attempt at the […]