Aeolian Fever

Really – it must be a disease – an exotic fever. Elizabeth Freeman brought it in from the Mojave Desert and infected countless knitters across the globe. We should have seen it coming after the Laminaria incident of 2008. Needless to say – I’ve caught it. Aeolian Fever. My first Aeolian, which I dearly love,…

The Age Old Question

When I woke this morning I had the same question on my mind as when I went to bed. Will my second Aeolian be silk or zephyr? Silk or Zephur? Silk or Zephur? Silk or Zephur? Last night I finished row 22 of the Edging Set-Up Chart. Visible yarn choices later in the day…it’s 4am…

Real Music

While the MTV generation is zoned out on what’s happening in LA, let me tell you about some good music – music with integrity. One of our favorite Oklahoma summer events happens this weekend. Woody Fest! Folkies and music lovers in general from across the country descend on the little town of Okemah, Oklahoma to…

Time for another gifting!

Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy…. Remember that song? I’m dating myself aren’t I? This afternoon I sat fat and full of a yummy yummy lunch singing the chorus. I’ll never be a great chef but Chris asks me often if I really don’t mind cooking every meal now that we live…

Summer of Lace

It’s almost time for the new Season of Lace to begin, Summer of Lace. I’m jazzed. At 2:30am I was awake playing with yarn down in the Rabbit Hole. The SoL KAL (knitalong) is for the Aeolian Shawl, another great design by Elizabeth Freeman. She of the Laminaria Shawl fame, designer extraordinaire. I was smitten…

Announcing a Winner!

Thank you to all of the people who commented with a bit of their day! I enjoyed what you shared and jumped over to read your blogs as well. What fun! For the past week I’ve been sitting on my hands – keeping myself from posting anything so I could keep that 100th post at…

Two OTN

A wee bit of knitting has been happening here in the wilderness – not much, just a wee bit. On little needles. With very thin yarn. First is a lovely design by Kay Meadors titled – get this – Lavender Fields. Yep. Kay handpainted the yarn I’m using based on the colors of our lavender…

Creek Hiking Shawl!

My Laminaria is off the wires and already had several outings. This week we took the shawl to the most appropriate place I could imagine for a shawl named for kelp – the creek that cuts through our farm. The photos below were taken directly below our house, which is perched on the bluff overlooking…

A little lace tease

I blocked my Laminaria shawl this weekend. Oooh la la it’s pretty! The incredible yarn from Joy at The Knitting Goddess gives it an ethereal feel that’s sexy and light. Here’s the Stats – Laminaria designed by Elizabeth Freeman Knitty – Spring 2008 Size 4 lace circ needle Alpaca/cashmere lace yarn from The Knitting Goddess…