Here's another Favorite Thing About Halloween.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Here's another Favorite Thing About Halloween.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
(everyone's got a dirty little secret)
The texture is awesome, and I can't wait to wear this puppy for the rest of the fall and winter! The only change I made to the pattern is that I began with 3 rows of seed stitch, and I didn't do the middle graft. Just went through 2+ skeins of Cascade, and did 3 more rows of seed for the bind off edge too. Then I draped it over Maya for a photo - see, she MUST be nit free for me to throw my scarf under the bus like that...
am hoping she (they) stays that way for school tomorrow and Halloween Weds.
cross your fingers for me!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Got a call from Zoe's school on Monday morning and been nuts ever since. I'll spare you the details, but lets just say my environmental footprint has grown a bit this week. I don't think the dryer and washing machine rested for 3 days straight. All said and done I'm considering myself lucky because although I know the lice were there (someone laid the nits) I never saw one.
So, am I done with the icky animals now? First the mice and then, eeew, the lice. Also, last week, there was a possum in our garbage can that loved the box of liquor filled chocolate in there so much he spent the day hanging out and tossing back boozy bon bons. (Maya does a good Drunken Possum impersonation) Then he took a big shit and apparently grossed himself out enough to leave the can. We tossed the lid on the thing and dragged it to the curb with a note for the garbage men to take it.
On a brighter note, the same universe sending me nasty animals also sent me a cool magazine.
Seems someone in the marketing dept has their potential target audience right! This little surprise arrived in the mail a few days back. It's a preview issue for a new magazine.
Will give this old fashioned a shot tonight - it seems like a good rainy day drink.
And for anyone wondering if there's real yarn in my house this week, there is. (the aforementioned Good Knit ) I'm completely distracted by this scarf. It began as an Obi, from Veronik Avery's new book, but soon frogged out. Obi's gorgeous, but I think it really needs the right yarn - something subtly vareigated. Probably the one thing I don't have in my stash. (must go fix that problem soon)
So, Obi's on hold, and this Cascade 220 Heathers is knitting up into a Split Leaf scarf. I love it so much I can't put it down. Everything else has taken a back seat, and I'm about 1.25 into a 3 skein scarf. This is a bad, bad photo for color, but you can see the texture.
Such a fun little pattern! Not sure if I'll block it or leave it bumpy. We'll see.
When it stops raining I'll take a better shot -
I'm off to take the last hundred stuffed animals out of the dryer.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Bonus for the grownups - it's got booze. And the big bonus is that you can WANDER THE FAIR, BEER (champagne, mead, or wine) IN HAND! And just look at the pretty carts you get to buy it at. The whole fair is in the woods, no coke logos, merchandising tie ins or anything. A nice break from the cheesy age of commercialism & advertising.
(although I am aware it pays the bills around here..)
(maybe that pilgrim guy should lay off the sauce?)
It's hilarious with all the crazy costumes and the grownups acting like they live in 15th Century England. Princesses, knights, peasants, etc. A buzz is a good thing. Especially when you run into stuff like this.
It's a great day for everyone - if you haven't gone, check it out next year. Honestly, I'm surprised there isn't a knitting contingent there in the little shops - it's just begging for a spinner selling her wares.... wheels, yarn, etc. Would be very appropriate. I saw lots of handknits in the crowd so I know the Knitters are There.
And speaking of spun wares, my NH S&W yarn was too busy for Veronik Avery's Obi. Couldn't see the cables and lace through all these colors. So, I guess I'm jumping on the Clapotis bandwagon. This part is a little underwhelming, but soon I start dropping stitches. I've seen what all yours look like, so I'm keeping the faith and stifling a yawn for now.
Now that the leaves are changing and we're downing our share of cider donuts, there's nothing like an Apple Pie. I'm making these later this afternoon for a friend who's stopping by.
allspice - a pinch
nutmeg - a pinch
lemon - a couple of squirts
and a teensy pour of Grand Marniner
Mr Boston's Version
light rum 3/4 oz
sweet vermouth 3/4 oz
apple brandy 1 tsp
Grenadine 1/2 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp
Mr. Boston is so much more specific, but he does get paid to be.
oooo crap. phone just rang. I'm apparently too busy looking up cocktail recipes to remember it's an early dismissal day! confused child in the playground, bad mom on the blog. Must go before DSS beats me to the punch. (no pun intended)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Here I am, once again in Maya's room, sqatting among the groovy girls and borrowing her mirror. It appears to be smudged with strawberry glitter lip gloss. Lovely. And Neptune is balanced exactly on my head like a giant space pom pom, also lovely.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
I promise this is the last hat for now - I have a scarf going next. Staying with accessories for now avoids all that heavy sizing math. However, I'm thinking I'll finish and post these three little lovelies and let them sit for a while.
I have some existing sweaters that I've been wanting to get to, and this new OCD behavior (three weeks = three pattterns here, one out in the world being rejected or accepted, and another in the works) is getting in the way, so the next design project is going on hold for now.
Instead, Juliet, here I come!
PS. Look on the sidebar. Two PDFs!