Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Isn't this hot?

  Another monkey sock by Cookie A. I'm using ShiBui superwash merino in Orchid. guess who its for??? perhaps another loopy groupie? perhaps not....

and isn't it in the hot new colorways for Project Spectrum 3.0. I'm just right in tune.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

a little quilting update

This is a quilt I'm working on for a friend. I'm using old clothes and material from clothing she used for her daughter. we also picked out the pink as the background material. I'll keep you posted as I progress. 
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and, I'm dead again, or wow, am I a slow knitter or what

  ok, here's a picture of the sock I knitted in the time it took for my assassin to knit me these....
  aren't they beautiful? I wore them this weekend. I love them. How did she know that these are some of my favorite colors? and they fit so well. I just hope my victim likes mine when she gets them. and that my co-assassin and I can knit well in tandem.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My reading challenge for 2008

A Year of Living Dangerously. Time to push outside my comfort zone on reading. What's first? Great Expectations by Dickens. Better get going, I've got a late start.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Woot Woot one more blue item

  I think I predicted more blue items coming off my needles. and I'm meeting that prediction. The right hand mitten. still needs to be felted.
  Pattern: Hand Jive by knitability. Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns.

In other news... I recd an email this weekend informing my of my impending death.... can't wait to see my new socks!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Death by Socks spoiler

  received the pattern yesterday but couldn't start until last night. woot woot. first time in this game that I could sit down and just wip something out in an hour or two. problem? love the pattern and this yarn. kind of cried. and my husband actually said, honey just go buy different yarn tomorrow and start over. hmmm... then I thought... no way, I'm not going down this time. I can get cool yarn any time. Claire, watch out!
  aren't these monkey socks turning out cool? I love these in the zitron trekking... and in my colors too. imagine that...
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

I love a finished sock


even if it is just the first one... and I dug right in and started the second one.

Garter rib. sensational knitted socks by Charlene Schurch

claudia's handpaints in boot camp. (soon to be my one and only sockyarn choice I think...) with contrasting yarn, lorna's laces in charcoal. I had a minor problem going to the lorna's laces that resulted in my favorite word being used once or twice. for the toe on the second sock, switching to wood needles or going down in one size, whichever works best.

best part, fit my husband's foot perfectly. yes.
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Monday, January 7, 2008

First Knitted FO of 2008

  Yeah my first knitted project of 2008. A hat for Jess. The first of many blue projects that will come off the needles.
  I modified the sweetie pie hat from the purl bee. I'm definitely going to use this pattern again. I used this yarn from Spritely Goods.
  I love the crown portion on this hat. I would like to get it back and finish it closed more, but I can't have it back. It simply won't be returned.
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I've also finished the Jessica project as much as I can. The rest is now simply up her.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Iowa Votes

And while I'm disappointed about how Hillary's placement, I'm also way pumped about the turnout. I don't know about everyone else's precinct but ours was PACKED. My husband had to drop us off and park two blocks away and we were at a new middle school! and all the kids my daughter's age that showed up--what an effect on them--for them to think they actually had an impact, because they did... and they'll come back due to the fact they were part of a transformative event! and that's cool. I know my daughter was excited and chattering with friends all night on the phone.

BUT Obama will have to come up with plans now... its one thing to say we want something different, we all do, but whats he going to bring to the table?

the other states voters will have to ask that question now. Meanwhile Hillary will continue to provide answers and be the Democratic candidate who can be the president on the first day.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Our family word for 2008

is Food source...

and here's a post that really sums up our continuing thoughts on food. We made a pledge as a family a few years ago to move our dollars to local foods and coops as much as we could. every year we do a little more. This year, we'll take these kinds of thoughts into our heads. we buy very little processed food as it is... as Pollan says, holding food in our hands and asking if our great grandma would have eaten it... that's a great question!

Happy New Year.