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Tuesday, March 27, 2007


perseverance - not too sure about the calmly and without complaint bit, but definitely have the try try again down pat ;-)

behold the beginning of the bohus blue shimmer scarf -

how can 59 measly stitches be such a p i t a?
wanna see the back?

now i get to knit the second end!

actually looking forward to the plain blue seed stitch body...

i knew if i didn't pick the scarf up again right away, it would have disappeared into the black knitting hole, never to be seen again. after i googled intarsia instructions, it looks much better.

certainly has banished all thoughts of ever knitting a kaffe fassett from my blonde brain FOREVER!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

2, 2, 2 socks in one!

the last time you saw the socks that rock fire on the mountain, it was a pain jane vanilla ribbed cuff. soothing knitting, but kinda boring.

hmm, thought i, the last time ddil came to lake placid, she had her trekking socks jammed into reefs.

that girl needs some thong socks.

behold the thong socks, almost finished.

used a combination of the lickety split pattern from knitty, and wendy's toe up for the heel.
the only mod i made for the toes was to kitchener the stitches between the toes instead of a 3 needle bind off (thought it would be more comfy).
normally i like the heel from judy gibson's your putting me on socks for my toe ups, but i didn't like the way it was changing the colors, so i opted for wendy's short row heel.
excellent detailed explaination of the heel here.
the extra wrapadidoo wendy has you do makes for no holes in the heel, brilliant!

thanks for all the eye wishes, all better. i should have known better than to be vain and wear an old pair of contact lenses ;-)

the bohus scarf is still in time out.

Friday, March 16, 2007

fiddly, fiddlier, fiddliest

holy moley, the bohus blue shimmer hat was easy peasy compared to the bohus blue shimmer scarf!

it's beautiful, but i don't think i've ever knit anything fiddlier.
back and forth knitting, so many ends to weave in after, purl rows with 3 different colors, gah!

yesterday i wore my contacts, which i hardly ever do, ah vanity.
today my left eye is red and sore, if it isn't better by tomorrow i'll call the dr.

this sandy feeling eye is not condusive to the bohus, thank the fsm i had the foresight to pack many knitting options before i came down to fort lauderdale.

i had promised dd that she could have this socks that rock fire on the mountain.
too bad, so sad. perfect booboo knitting, the colors are fabo , and the k2p2 rib is very soothing.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

the russians are coming, the russians are coming!

orenburg lace russians that is.

for years, the piecework magazine and yarn for the triangular warm shawl to knit, spring 2002, have been waiting patiently next to my bed.

the musk ox yarn finally won.

OMG, where have you been all my life?

delisciously soft, and the colors!

i see the kit is available from skaska now, my pattern has the plum color in the center triangle instead of the red..

there are 2 tiny errors in the magazine chart, and no errata on piecework's site, if you knit it from the magazine, and would like my corrections, please email.

2 for one photo- orenburg lace and a saturday sky. are all you northerners jealous?

last week tom and i drove up to alabama for a surprise birthday party.

about 6 years ago, i played matchmaker to one of tom's oldest bestest friends, and a good friend of mine.
they had a lot in common. heck, they even talk the same; pat's from mississippi, and bob's from northern florida.
tried for 2 years to get them in the same place at the same time.

well, after they finally met, it was love at first site, and they've hardly been apart since the day they met :-)

tom and i were best man and matron of honor at their wedding, nearly 5 years ago.

bob threw a huge surprise party for pat's birthday, and boy was she surprised! many tears when she saw everyone, especially her adorable grand-daughter from michigan. bob did an excellent job, and i'm glad we could be there!

just look at this sunset at the andalusia alabama country club-

bob and pat have a beautiful house on gantt lake in alabama. they have just built this huge barn for their spoiled cows ;-)

then we went on to the florida panhandle and pensacola. my son just got stationed in pensacola. bart will be an instructor pilot there for the next 3 years. i hope he likes his new job!

here is their new house, it is adorable. we couldn't believe how much work they've already done. tiled the floors, and put in a new fence. all by themselves :-)

thanks for all the kind selbu compliments, i think i thanked everyone!
can't wait to get the book in my hands :-0
added: anne, not anne from slc, i don't have any way to thank you for your comments- thanks!

Friday, March 02, 2007


terri shea's book, "selbuvotter" is at the publisher's , now i can reveal the selbu mittens i test knit for her!

i'm so proud that i was able to be a part of terri's selbu project.

my friend angela has a photo of her test gloves on her blog, go see!

can't wait for the book to come out, and i hope terri sells a million copies :-)