Archives for June 2007
On midnight the night before his birthday, I surprised him with his first pair of handknit socks. He loved them! And when we met up for dinner and a movie the evening of his birthday, he lifted the leg of pants to show me that he had worn them all day. (Note: [...]
I finished my Swallowtail Shawl today… or so I thought.
It’s small. I knew it would be small, but even after blocking I’m pretty sure it will still be too small for even me. Plus I have 21g left of the 50g/470yd ball of yarn.
So I’m going to rip back to the [...]
After some worrying chains of medication side effects, dosages have been reduced and my grandpa is doing well again. And most importantly, the treatment itself is working. I flew home this afternoon, and now it’s back to mostly regular life again. It’s a little strange to not be spending all day at [...]
Just popping in to mention that it may be a little while longer before I’m back to regular posting again. A planned Father’s Day weekend trip to Reno got changed to me flying home (to the Bay Area) where my grandpa has been back in the hospital since Friday, and I’m sticking around for [...]
Unfortunately I don’t have a newly finished sock to show you (too much time spent with the boyfriend this weekend – a very fortunate thing), but I do have progress on my new project. It’s a Swallowtail Shawl using the Marine Malabrigo, chosen because (some) swallowtail butterflies are blue. Here’s a shot of [...]
Remember the laceweight Malabrigo I mentioned picking up at A Mano on Wedesday? The two hanks somehow doubled this afternoon….
On the left are the two from Wednesday – Damask and Paris Night. On the right are the two from today – Marine and Pearl. They were hard to photograph together accurately – [...]
In thinking up my answer to the “What’s your favorite” question for the Girl on the Rocks contest, I realized it would make decent blog material as well….
I have lots of favorites, but I decided to go with my favorite tool that I’ve made myself – row/round counting stitch markers. (I created them before [...]
It’s convenient that I could spend a lot of time knitting this last month – I was able to post about projects I’ve started, continued, and finished, while still being able to work on secret projects without raising suspicion.
Here’s the last of the trilogy:
1 blanket of 40 squares made by 12 friends in 3 states. [...]
If you don’t have a blog that’s hosted on your own domain, please disregard this post and come back later (I have some good knitting-related posts planned).
If you do have a blog that’s hosted on your own domain and you have opinions on your webhosting company, please share them with me! Especially [...]
One of the nice side effects of the “can’t work on it in front of him” characteristic of the boyfriend socks is the finishing of the first sock of my current pair of knee highs while watching Death of a President (very interesting movie) Friday night.
I reached another milestone this afternoon by completing [...]