"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose…" With apologies to those of us prone to get songs stuck in their head. Today’s mail brought my Sundara Petals Collection sock yarn, in Bird of Paradise. Doesn’t it make my desk look tropical? Wow! (Well, my weather gadget says it is 76 degrees.) The pattern… Continue reading Looks Like Spring
Well, the dress progressed a little more than the sleeve of Ariann, because I frogged it to go back and add the pattern stitches on the sides, as I was getting a funky looking sleeve without them. I haven’t been sleeping well due to taking prednisone for fluid in my middle ear. So last night… Continue reading A Little Sleevage
Well, it sounded poetic to me. I got to the point on my Knitting Pure and Simple neckdown shaped cardigan where I divided for the sleeves. This is Highland Silk DK from Elann, Twilight Blue.. Then I set it aside and started on the aforementioned swatch. The backdrop here is navy floral rayon fabric that… Continue reading A Swatch for Ariann
…Sailor take warning. (My Dad was in the Navy.) DH shot this sunrise photo Friday. He said the camera did not really capture the dramatic, fiery, colors.
Well, it has been in the 70s for the past couple of days, leading DH to pull the Meyer Lemon and the pineapple outside in the sun. The lemon usually loses a lot of these blossoms. According to Martha Stewart, I need to give it some Epsom salts. One year it had 13 lemons. The… Continue reading Tropical Paradise
Well, I have finally finished my first Pretty Petals (Jeanie Townsend design) sock in Lenten Rose Sundara Petals Collection Yarn. I have yet to graft the toe, but I still consider it a finished object, OK? Click images for larger. Yes, I am insane, in case you wondered. After several failed attempts at lace shawl… Continue reading Actual Knitting Content
I had planned to finish at least one sock this weekend, but I started the V-neck Neckdown Shaped Cardigan #241 from Knitting Pure and Simple. The yarn is Elann Highland Silk, a DK weight that is 80% wool and 20% silk in Twilight Blue. Since I dropped the yarn, it had a few blonde pup… Continue reading Startitis Strikes Again