Thursday, February 4, 2016

I Feel Like Photos Today

This is a wonderful picture of Viggo, don't you think?

As it is of our beloved Alan.  I still can't quite comprehend that he is gone.  I still cry occasionally.

So cute.

You just can't beat puppy butts, can you?

In case you ever wondered just how big Shaquille O'Neal is.

This little guy makes me smile.

And this makes me gasp.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Next Square

Happy February, Everyone!

We'll go pretty straightforward this time:


(ETA: Am I the only one standing in front of a mirror, holding different shades of yarn --- blue, in my case --- up beside my eyes to get the truest color?)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ten on Tuesday

Ten Moments/Events/Days in My Life I'd Like To Repeat
1.  October 20, 1988,
2.  June 17, 1992,
3.  The days I found out I was pregnant.
4.  My wedding day.
5.  Living in my first apartment.
6.  The dinner for my Daddy's birthday when I cracked him up with his gift.  (A Customize-Your-Caddy kit for the car he bought from Porter Wagoner.)
7.  The trip to Panama City I made with my children and my best friend.
8.  Any Bee Gees concert I ever attended.
9.  Any summer when I was in elementary school.
10.  Seeing the Lincoln Memorial, Ford's Theatre and The Petersen House.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


(Pictures and Asking a Question)

My favorite fruits are bananas and peaches, so:
I thought the stitches in this pattern looked sort of like bananas.
I don't have any true peach yarn, but I thought this jacquard would work.

It's a pretty short turn-around, giving prompts on the 27ths and the 3rds of the months, but I'll have another one for you on Wednesday.

Now, my question.  Have any of you ever felted chenille?  My KnitCrate yarn this month is chenille, and the patterns call for felting.  I wouldn't have ever thought to do that, and now I'm anxious to find out what the result might be.

Have a good week, everyone.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Good, Good Yarn

Two projects I've been working on lately have been great pleasures, because of the yarns involved.  Unfortunately, I didn't save the label for this one.  I used it to make this hat for sending to Pine Ridge Reservation.  The feel was great, the colors were fun, the pattern was interesting. . .  Good stuff all the way around.

I do know about this yarn, though.  The color name is to the left there, and the manufacturer is Siidegarte.  I'm sure I got it in a KnitCrate shipment.  However it arrived, it is Heavenly to work with.  50% merino, and 50% silk.

It is being used to make another scarf for Harry's Hundred.
The photo from the blog shows the truer color, but not the variations that my picturess do.  My first impulse had been to use it for a hat, but once I got it on the needles, I knew it had to be made into something worn next to the skin.  It is glorious.  I'm saving the skein tag so that I can, maybe, someday, visit the site, and buy something for myself.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Color Prompt

Hi, Paloozers!  It's time for your next "assignment."  A small photographic clue first.

Did you guess "basket"?  'Cause if you did, you're way off.

Knit your next square(s) in the color(s) of YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT(S).