Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, February 11, 2008
The Darryl Waltrip Dishcloth, pattern by Rhonda K. White
Pattern can be found here.
Knitted with size 7's using Sugar 'n Cream Stripes.
Fun to knit, I liked the striping, too! Already in use for dishes.
Next up, a new iPod sock:
Pattern is here.
Yarn is Trekking xxl , colorway 126. Size 2 needles.
Love, love, love the patterning with this yarn. Eventually I will be making socks, too.
Lastly, here is my Morning Surf Scarf, pattern by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer .
Pattern is here.
Yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport Multi in Devon 1 skein total. Finished length is 59.5 inches. Perfect for those (2) cool mornings in So. Florida! I was afraid the edges were going to curl, but after blocking it keeps its' shape just fine.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Avocado! This is my "A" for the ABC-along 2008 from knitorious.
We have an old avocado tree in the corner of the backyard that was lush and full of fruit when we moved into the house in 2004. It is a shady respite on a hot day, and is home to parrots,woodpeckers, and the greenest lizards I have ever seen. Then, we had Wilma come through in 2005, and our stately old Avocado tree held on, but was reduced to this:
I think of all the damage to our property, this was the saddest. After much debate, we decided to see what the tree would do, instead of our initial reaction to remove it. I'm happy to say the old tree has filled himself out again, and this year was the best year by far for guacamole!! Here he is today:
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Monarch, newly hatched
Long -Tailed Skipper
Orange Barred Sulphur
Gulf Fritillary, newly hatched
Polydamas Swallowtail caterpiller
Giant Swallowtail caterpillar, affectionately known as Poo!
We also get Tropical Checkerspots visiting occasionally, a couple of different Sulphurs, and Skippers. I'd love for the Viceroy to come by, and maybe a Malachite or two! You never know!!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
A little over exposed, but here's the front and back. Unblocked. This is where I can sneak a few rows in here and there, in the car! Yes, I'm a car knitter. The traffic lights are unbelievably looongg here in South Fl, I'm also stuck quite often waiting for trains, and drawbridges over the intercostal waterway. I can get quite a few rows done! Car knitting does not lend itself to all kinds of knitting, but short row items work well, and socks make for good car knitting. And, no, I am NOT knitting while I am driving! Only when stopped. Today was a particularly pretty top down day.I want to thank the kind people who take the time to comment, and say I'd love to respond if I have your address. Blogger does not have auto reply, so I cannot respond unless you leave an addy. I don't want to be rude and not respond. So, thank you for taking time to comment if I have not contacted you. I do appreciate it. And lately I've been dead tired to do any surfing or commenting. Hopefully this will get better as Old Job looks for a more permanent solution to their problem.
Monday, October 22, 2007
More Yarn!! To celebrate, I treated myself to 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Devon. This is the Morning Surf Scarf, by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. If you are on Ravelry, search this pattern and see how beautiful it is. The picture on the pattern website does not do it justice. I would have surfed on by looking at the picture. That's what I love about Ravelry, being able to see a pattern made up in a multitude of different yarns, and how people make the item their own. For this scarf, I only cast on 26 stitches, as I don't need a thick scarf in South Florida. I'll wear this with light jackets and for color more than warmth. Although you can't believe how cold a lot of places keep their air conditioning! I start the new job November 8th. Yippee!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
check out the dress seam and see how poorly this dress was made
Pattern: Miss Dashwood, by Chic Knits
Yarn: Berroco Bamboo, 8 skeins
Needles: size 6 circulars
Started August 27, 2007
Finished September 26, 2007
Modifications: I shortened the sleeves, because knitted as written the sleeve came down to my wrist. I also did a plain bind off, as I couldn't get the bind off as written at 9 at night after knitting ALL DAY. It does make a difference, the edge does not have a lot of give. I may go back and redo the bind off.
Notes: Overall I enjoyed this pattern and it came out cute. To do over, I probably would knit this in a more traditional yarn to appreciate the stitch definition more. The Bamboo is a ribbon- like yarn, therefore the stitch pattern is not as visible, IMHO. The Child, who selected the yarn, is happy and that's what counts.
Monday, October 8, 2007
When seen from above, looks like a plain 'ol striped cloth. But change the angle you see it, and candy corn appears!
It's cool, I leave this out on the counter and the pattern is visible. Get closer, and it disappears. Oooooo.......spooky!! The pattern can be found here.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Last Sunday was the Florida Marlins vs NY Mets Stitch 'n Pitch. We had a lot of fun!! Knitters were well represented, but I may have seen more cross stitchers than knitters, at least in the area I was sitting. I brought my Miss Dashwood shrug to work on, and did manage to get a few rows in. It was kinda wierd to either half pay attention to the action on the field, or the knitting. I liked seeing what everyone brought to work on. I was suprised I didn't see any socks being knitted, I did see baby sweaters, and scarves, someone was working on a blanket (!) and I saw a tank top in progress. I noticed a couple of crocheters, and a little girl doing the cutest needlepoint! Lots of families, couples and non- crafters came with their stitchers to enjoy the game. The weather held out, it was overcast and threatening rain all day. Stitch n Pitch was well organized, and local shops had tables they attended to with displays and such. I'd do it again! The Marlins also do a Bark at the Park, where you bring your dog to a game. I may try that out next year, too.
Here is our section, we're packed in and ready to cheer on the home team (well, about half the stadium anyway, lots of Mets fans in attendance).
Here is the goodie bag and its' content. Local stores put in discount coupons and candy, there were cross stitch patterns, a crochet magazine with the most ginormous crochet hooks, and lots of novelty yarn I'm still not sure what I will do with it.
If you were there, I was the one wearing this shirt. I love it! You can find it here.
Oh, and the Mets fans went home very happy with yet another win!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Watching the US Open!! OK, this image is not the US Open, but it is Roger Federer. This shot is from the Nasdaq in Key Biscayne (it was renamed this year to the Sony Ericsson). The Ericsson tournament is worth a day out of work to attend every year,I thoroughly enjoy it. But the Open is my tournament, I overdose on the coverage every year. Bless you, USA Network!
There was knitting to this, too:
The Boston Red Sox! Oh, yeah, I'm a member of The Nation!! I have followed the Red Sox since high school,and here in Florida I catch the games on MLB.TV. They won today, but last nights' no-hitter by the rookie Buchholz was as good as baseball can get. I got NO knitting done during that game! Today, I was torn between the two sports, so I watched both! And did some baking:
Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread. The recipe is here. May not look pretty, but the house smells wonderful and it tastes really good. I think this will make great french toast.
And I can't forget about the knitting! Here is a peek at Miss Dashwood: She is coming along with no major problems, thankfully!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I love the look of the "cakes" of yarn it produces.
(bad photo at my kitchen counter)
This is how the other 7 skeins have ended up:
Wound into a pretty ball without the aid of any fancy tools or gadgets!
I do like the ball winder, though. It is easy to use, actually fun! And it makes the plainest of yarn look mighty fancy: