Tuesday, July 22, 2008

That Silly Man of Mine

Last night at dinner, I made a comment to everyone that Popeye (aka Daddy) needs to tell me what would be a good day for me to come to the town where he works (near us) so he and I could have lunch together.

Popeye: You could come over on Wednesday.

Me: Well, I really can't on this Wednesday, but we need to figure out another day and it has to be at least a Wednesday or a Thursday.

Popeye: Why?

Me: Because after we eat lunch, I want to go check out the new yarn store.

Popeye: Oh!!!!!!!! There is an ulterior motive! I've heard of playing second fiddle before, but not playing second NEEDLE!

Me: (laughing) No, I'm just killing two birds with one TRIP is all. :)

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Baby things and others

I knit up a few baby things for a woman at church. I'm not particularly close to this young woman, but we play together in our church orchestra. She will be having her first baby in just a few weeks. I knit two hats and a bib.

This hat is called Little Boy Blue Ribbed Baby Hat. You can find the pattern at The Shizknit. Just a simple ribbed hat that will fit this winter and for several more on into toddler hood. Even my boys can wear it, although it looks a like a beanie on them. I used some leftover Plymouth Encore can'trememberthecolorname variegated.

I think I got this pattern off of Ravelry. It is just a simple roll-brimmed hat with topknot. I used some leftover Shine Worsted in Bachelor Button from Knit picks.

This baby bib is the Double Woven Bib. The pattern is very easy to memorize and turns out a very cute bib. I used some Peaches & Cream dishcloth cotton yarn that had been sitting in the stash.

This is the Undulating Wave Scarf. I'm really liking how this is turning out. I've never knit with beads before, so learning this new technique has been fun. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating, but victory feels good when you conquer. I'm using Schaefer Heather in the Gertrude Eberle colorway. More details when it is finished.

This was going to be a scarf, but it is going to the frogpond. The color of this "mahogany" CASHMERE (oh so soft) yarn looks rather purple. On my monitor this picture looks mahogany, but in the real outdoor light, even Popeye and the boys agree, it is purple. Since this gift is for a man in my family, I don't think purple will cut it. I'll still use the same pattern though

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

More New Fibery Goodness

My nice friend Jennifer knows of my newly acquired hobby of spinning. I actually haven't done much with it yet, but I WILL! She was so kind to bring me some fiber to use. I don't want to use these because they are so pretty until I get better at spinning. So in the meantime I'm using plain roving.

This is 4 oz of Merino.

This is 4 oz of Merino and Kid Mohair. Aren't they both so pretty?

This is my latest acquisition of Sundara Yarn. I traded some (that I wish I still had) for this. It is called Blushing Charcoal. It doesn't look quite this pink in person but more grayish Maybe I can find that which I traded sometime in the future.