Seems like the weather teased us into thinking Spring was around the corner last week, but now it's back to cold! Understanding that cold is relative..but in NE Florida temps in the 30s and no sun is not right! Not for me! Some of my flowering shrubs are blooming so prettily, and the wild violets are everywhere like little fairies.
Here's a fun little project using a ball of cotton yarn and a cute free pattern from Deja Jetmir (Starfish Washcloth) on Ravelry. You can add a fizzy bath ball or scented soap in the middle and tie it up with twine or ribbon for a nice gift.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Do people say that? It's happy for me because my company observes the holiday. A 3-day weekend and a full moon combine to bring out the clean-and-organize urge. I managed to finish a couple of long-awaiting knitting projects. Embarrassed to say that the only thing lacking on the mitts was a single thumb...about 10 rows of 14 stitches, how lame was that? Done! And a newborn sized baby sweater for a sweet girl who's now a toddler, so it will go to her cousin this fall. Just needs 2 buttons.
Back to the vacuum cleaner!
Back to the vacuum cleaner!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
So pleased to have Susan home from the framers. She currently resides in the great room and is looking quite settled against the tomato red wall. I chose a simple frame with simulated wormy looking texture to the wood. When the framer brought her out from the back of the shop, I must admit I gasped a little! She really looked like a piece from grandma's attic. I've even warmed up (a little bit) to the unusual mallard duck in the center, while the 2 zombie squirrels remain my favorites.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
My supply of Candy Cane tea by Celestial Seasonings is almost gone. It's a great night to enjoy a mug of tea as our weather in Northeast Florida is rainy and chilly. Here is a snap of the newest project, a Tanta shawlette in Claudia Hand Paints Tea Cup colorway. It's my swap for a friend who is graciously creating some punch needle that I knew I would never finish! And yes, those are my sheep pj's, and faithful 4-legged lap warmer, Curtis Willis (all tuckered out from chasing his bird-on-a-stick)!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Scratch one New New Year's Resolution off the list...the one about not buying any new yarn!!! I had to pop into my LYS, KnitWitz, with a technique question and uh oh...a wonderful selection of new yarn in exactly the colors I have been in the mood for. Pink! Red! Magenta! Oh, and a Scottish Lichen I could not resist! I blame it entirely on St. Valentine!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Can't eat just one?! All of my coworkers, who claim to be non-knitters, have been asking for me to make those scarves that are sort of self-ruffling. Not my favorite kind of knitting but I'm glad to see their smiling faces when they get their new scarves. Here are the most recent: