August 30, 2010

Request Granted

I mentioned a while back a friend's son requested another pair of felted slippers - I had made him his first pair and he literally wore them to pieces. Since it was a request, I granted it and even let him pick what colors...he chose red and blue.

Here they are hanging up to dry after 2 days of not drying very well in the humidity. They go in the mail tomorrow and I'm hoping they will fit.

August 27, 2010

Three Days of Rain

A three day nor'easter lets lots of things supply shopping, clothes shopping, watching movies, and of course, knitting!

I whipped this Shalom Cardigan up for Miss America in 3 short days. Okay I admit I made it prior to the storm and just sewed the button on during the storm - I really made a pair of felted clogs and cast on for two new projects.

After the nor'easter I realized that there might be sea glass at the beach and indeed there's the haul which includes 2 very rare pieces - red and orange. Yesterday Miss America even found yellow!

August 21, 2010


After my last post, Beth commented on my urge to cast on a new project - "castonitis" and wondered why we don't get "finish-itis". Considering this project was waiting for buttons and I had them and was too lazy to sew them on, I took Beth's musings to heart.

Here is my Mondo Cable Cardigan FINISHED with buttons. I got these at JoAnn Fabrics and really think they go well and add a bit of interest. I looked at silver, wood, horn, matching dark plum and ended up with these funky ones.

Here's how it looks on - love wearing wool with shorts and a t-shirt.

I did however give into castonitis and started and finished a Shalom Cardigan for Miss America. It's blocking now and after we get a fun button I'll show you pictures. It was a fun, fast, mindless knit.

Now, back to my finish-itis - have two sweaters almost done and need to finish them.

August 17, 2010

Last Wallaby

Here it last Wallaby for a long time. I'm Wallabied out. This is for my godsister's eldest child and since he's visiting next week my timing couldn't be more perfect. I have to find a little something to put in the pocket for a surprise.
Now I have a case of castonitis - I think I'll start the felted slippers my friend's son requested. I'm a little overdue on them.

August 6, 2010

Needs B&B

All this needs is B&B - not bed and breakfast but blocking and buttons.

Presenting my Mondo Cable Cardigan done in Araucania Nature Wool - which is now on sale at Webs. The color isn't quite true in this shot but unfortunately the pooling on the left sleeve is. Doesn't bother me too much as I intended this as a sweater to throw on over jeans.

I should have another done one in a week...see I have been knitting but not blogging about it.

August 4, 2010

No I Haven't Fallen Off the Face of The Earth

I am still here...I'm still knitting...I just haven't been blogging. I've had a rough couple of weeks due to a volunteer job I do during the summer. I coordinate the tennis program for a small club we belong to and there was a situation where we had to let a tennis pro go and I ended up in a firestorm. It really sapped a lot out of me...I couldn't smile, I couldn't be a good mom, I couldn't even knit happily for a few days. It was bad but the dust has settled and I'm slowly getting back to myself.

I have been knitting a lot on my Mondo Cable Cardigan and my Christina Sweater - I'm on the second sleeve on both so there is little to show.

In the meantime, the new Twist Collective is out and it ROCKS! There is so much in there I want to knit.

Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio

My favorite - Issara by Anne Kuo Lukito

Acorns by Carol Sunday