Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Time for a little ridiculous

Desperate Housefrau

Pattern: Desperate Housefrau
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in purple.

Enjoy and happy Maryland Sheep and Wool weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wool Skirt

This may be the knitted item I wear to MD S&W. I know, totally not practical. But I may actually finish it by then. But as I'm knitting this using BULKY wool, I kind of wonder at what I was thinking. Or perhaps what Teva Durham, the designer, was thinking in making a short skirt out of bulky wool. I mean, it doesn't look good if you lengthen it. So far, most of the comments has the skirt coming out smaller than one would've expected so it's going to be a mini. the summer? Sure I could wear it in the winter with some knee boots but my legs are still cold. I think I may line this so my legs aren't directly touching the wool.

Back to the playoffs!

We finished up the college tournaments and now onto the NHL.

BU celebration

BU wins the championship this year. Yay. It was a good weekend of games and the championship was won almost in a fitting way. BU came back with 1 minute left of the 3rd period and scored 2 goals to tie. Then they won it in OT. That seems to be about the way it goes. Another good weekend with friends, even if it was a little (or a lot) crazy.

I finished some socks:
Hell's Canyon Socks

I test knitted these socks for someone on ravelry. The yarn used was a merino/tencel blend from Mind's Eye Yarns that I picked up a couple of years ago in Cambridge, MA.

What else...I pulled out some Malabrigo to start swatching for the February Lady Sweater. I have a necklace I want to finish up. I have a wreath I need to get working on.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Things get a little hectic. I went to Grand Rapids, MI, cheered for my team, and lost my voice. I finished knitting a hat for a friend

Another finished Gretel

I get caught up in the middle of the Cherry Blossom Festival parade while I'm running around trying to get things done

Stuck in the Cherry Blossom Festival

I start and finish a bracelet.

Embellished Peyote Cuff

This is the Embellished Peyote Cuff (beginning peyote) class taught at Bead Obsessions. I sat in the class not to learn peyote stitch but because I've never actually sat through this class and I'll be teaching it in a couple of months. I wanted to see how Patricia had this class set up and what she was trying to cover for topics.

What to knit?

I'm in a knitting funk (again). I've got some WIPs but they're leaving me uninspired. I've got a pair of socks on the needles and once they're done, I don't know what to do with myself. I'm on the cuff of a top down sock of sock 2. Ya, need to figure out something. Maybe I'll make the February Lady's Sweater with my malabrigo like I keep meaning to do. I like this version where she lengthened the body and made full sleeves instead of 1/2 or 3/4 sleeves.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Clap *clap*clap*

I'm thinking of making the Clapotis with this

Cottage Garden

when I'm all done. Maybe I'll be finished knitting in time for MDSW. What do you think? Around here, May is too warm for a sweater.