I hope everyone has had a safe and happy December thus far! Here on Clear Creek the week has been beautiful! Sleet followed by five-six inches of powdery snow arrived on Christmas Eve. Early in the day Chris and I busied about preparing for what often happens when storms hit our neck of the woods…Details
Edited to Add: The contest is over! Happy New Year Everyone! A winner will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone for all the inspiration. On Ravelry there is a new group formed with the goal of knitting 10 lace shawls in 2010. Ten Shawls in twelve months. Yeah – it’s crazy. To qualify as…Details
I think Mom likes her shawl. Wanna see how it turned out? Chris took some photos of me modeling Petals of Pink Champagne before I took it to Mom.
You’ve heard of comfort food right? This morning I told Chris I didn’t feel well and I needed comfort knitting. It’s that knitting that isn’t frivolous and isn’t fancy. It just makes you feel good. And usually it’s fast. I think this is part of why people knit dish clothes (although I’ve never done it…Details
Recently I won a prize over on Seasons of Lace and the goodies from Crimson Orchid arrived this week! Below are three stitch marker sets, each with it’s own ring to keep them organized when not in use. The largest ring is a Row Counter Bracelet – it’s really fun! Each of the two coils…Details
Deadline knitting forces me to invest excessive amounts monogamous knitting time in completing a project. There are no “oooh shiney” diversions when a deadline looms. While in a previous post I wrote that I would not have Mom’s shawl finished in time for Christmas, I then set myself on a path to do just that.…Details
Here on the creek we like a good cryptic crossword puzzle, primarily The Nation’s puzzle. It arrives weekly and both households take pencil to paper and exorcise our brain cells to twist and turn the clues into the words that only the likes of Frank W Lewis can pull out of his hat. Mr Lewis…Details
Today was good. I had an FO (finished object for those not up on their knitting lingo), a Bind Off, and a sugar rush. First up – the FO because it just doesn’t happen often enough. Last Saturday Cathy and I drove to OKC for a SWAK class on Fair Isle knitting. For longer than…Details