FO: Notre Dame de Grace on a Sunny Day

FO: Notre Dame de Grace on a Sunny Day

I’ve had my Notre Dame de Grace pullover done for months. It was a great sweater to take to the Midwest over the holidays; I could wear it without a jacket when driving between north-east Wisconsin and southern Illinois. However, I never seemed to get…

Updates with a FO

Updates with a FO

I don’t exactly remember when I finished these socks which I call Corn on the Cob. I think it was around Thanksgiving time, but I love how they turned out. Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah (80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) in dandelion Pattern: Pablo Deep by Knitting Pixie–it’s…

Forward into 2012

Forward into 2012

As usual, M and I spent two weeks over the holidays in the Midwest visiting family. It was fun but exhausting. I have to show you my parents’ Christmas tree. I took this photo with the camera on the floor looking up. The tree was…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Our Christmas tree, 2011 M and I leave this Monday morning for the Midwest to celebrate Christmas with our families. The airport shuttle picks us up at 4:30 in the morning. If the coffee places are not open at the airport by 5 o’clock, I…

WIPs: now with 17% more texture!

WIPs: now with 17% more texture!

Notre Dame de Grace in Cascade Ecological wool is in the final finishing stretch: seaming. That’s the completed collar and the first sleeve “pinned” to the body. Usually I finish one garment before starting another, but I had the desire to knit and not seam…

Sock Pretties with a FO

Sock Pretties with a FO

I have not been able to do much sock knitting since I slept on my elbow wrong in late June. Using barbecue tongs and knitting tightly on sock needles makes it ache. It’s odd but slowly mending. But doing just a few rounds at a…

The Secret Passion of the Cat Katrina

The Secret Passion of the Cat Katrina

While we were in Wisconsin, Labor Day happened. Mom decided on bratwurst and sweet corn for dinner. So after a trip to a local vendor for picked-that-morning sweet corn, she left it for Dad to shuck. He told me I’d want to watch, as Katrina,…

A FO for a Redux

A FO for a Redux

You may remember that in July I wrote about the death of my paternal grandmother, Grandma Adeline. You may also remember that in January I posted about my maternal grandmother, Grandma Frances, turning 100 years old on 1/11/11. Well, on August 30th I got a…

Good Thing

Good Thing

It’s almost September! How did that happen? I may need a sweater in a couple of months. Good thing I have one on in progress! This is the body and partially-unattached collar to Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery from the Summer 2007 Interweave…

Your recommendations please!

Your recommendations please!

Over the years on the interwebs I’ve seen several of these book stacks, and they’ve always tickled me. I finally couldn’t resist making my own, as I have a bookish request to make. As I like to explore the world of reading, I would like…