Sunday, April 29, 2007


She is finished and I have only begun. I want to knit a million of these. The color combinations are truly endless. Come one. Come all. Join the CHEVRON NATION! (resistance is futile)

Even the wrong side is gorgeous...(how can this be?)

Pattern Chevron Scarf
Source Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn Koigu KPPPM
Colors P83084 & P207196

** I know, I know. Another bathroom mirror shot.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Breaking News........

We interrupt the scheduled program "Thermal" to bring you Chevron Scarf. She is making her blog debut in Koigu and due to her popularity and ease in showcasing beautifully hand painted yarns...You will be seeing much more of her in various shades of gorgeous-ness in the near future.

Chevron, you are a welcome distraction. I am tempted to knit you and only you. But that dastardly Thermal is greedy and takes up most of my precious knitting time. Grrrrrrr.......Thermal!!!!!!

***** Warning ****** (Knitters tantrum ahead)

Here is THERMAL. Looks good so far - Right?
Rookie mistake....BIG.....HUGE. I can't believe I didn't see it until I was picking up stitches for the neckline. Can YOU see it???

How about in this one???? Count the waffle stitches on the the right.

How did I miss that ? Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!

So it began. Me pitching a fit. The Soprano's sounded like Sunday School, compared to what was flying out of my mouth.

I'll be honest. I thought about ignoring it and finishing anyway....but I knew I would never, ever wear it. And I have spent waaaaaay too much time on this sucker not to wear it.

So....You can find me in the Frog Pond @ the bottom of a bottle. Feeling sorry for myself in a gigantic pile of fiber. Waffle stitching till I can't waffle no more. Ribbit.

** waaaaaah **

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Enhancing, Pod Casting, Cap Wearing, Oh My! (and a little dog too)

As mentioned in a previous post, here are the latest additions to my stash. From left to right: Duet Sock Yarn in 'Hot Flash' & a toe-up pattern w/afterthought heel, Lisa Souza - Lime N Violet, Koigu KPPPM in P83084 & P207196 The Koigu are just gorgeous! I am tempted to purchase a skein of every color.

Cheshire Cat is for Alex of Lixie Knits It. I learned of her Podcast (available on iTunes - go check it out) through the loverly Nic. Alex gave my little o'l blog a mention, awfully sweet of her, so I in turn am giving a nod back to her. Her podcast is very entertaining and informative in regards to all things knitting & fiberlicious in the great big blog-osphere & beyond. And seriously, who can resist that adorable accent. Give her a listen, you won't be disappointed. Cheers Alex - "see" you at Nic's Baby Shower!

A little sneaky, peeky @ the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. Still a way to go as I'm using size 4's instead of the recommended 8's. But oooh she is devine. Just look at the beautiful colorway. Thank You again Sue!
Aha! caught 'ya! One of my nieces in her newsboy cap. Hello Beautiful Alex...Whose your favorite Auntie?
And yet another...My Sister-in-Law Anna & daughter Alex. I love capturing 'hand-knits' in the wild. In Southern California it's a rare thing indeed. This ferocious beast was guarding the counter in the glass shop in San Diego where I purchased this. Click on pic to read the warning sign. Hilarious.
Finally, Thanks to everyone for all the nice Birthday wishes. I had a lovely weekend with friends & family. I'm thinking I might stick at 39 or possibly subtract a year instead of adding. I'll let you know what I decide next year when I turn 38. ;)

Friday, April 13, 2007

39 Years ago today

She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny "Pink" polka dot bikini. The only time I ever allowed anyone to photograph me from behind in a bathing suit. Today is my birthday. I asked my Brother to please send me a baby pic -as he has all the Family albums @ his house right now- and this is what he sends. So here I am in all my glory. Bald, lots of rolls, needing help to stand after one too many bottles. Nothing much has changed, except now I have hair. That is my brilliant & talented Mom's handiwork. At the request of my Dad, who thought a 2 month old should have proper bathing attire???? My Mom whipped up this little beauty. I still have it packed away in storage, with a front shot of her genius sewing magic. Girls gone wild...Eat your heart out! And looky here....What a nice surprise from my SP10 Pal! Lorna's Laces in "Flame". And ladies & gents....another Elvis sighting. How cool are those stitch markers? Just brilliant!
Lastly, because I can never be too caffeinated....Coffee, her Hubby roasted himself! I can report it is Dee-Lish, as I am enjoying a cup right now. Thank you Susan!
I'm off to celebrate my final year in the 30's with lots of Cadillac Margarita' I will probably be able to recreate this shot in a few hours. (look @ that carpet..eeek...and the couch!)
Cheers & Happy Friday the 13th!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Seeing Red

Last minute and late!
Birthday gift for SIL & MIL. Cabled newsboy cap from StitchNBitch Nation for my SIL Anna in Patons Classic Wool Merino -'Bright Red'. "Last minute 'Purled' Beret" from Knit & Tonic - For my MIL Lilly ( I chose not to turn inside out) in Knit Picks Sierra -'Cranberry' . I knit both of these in 3 days...whew! Rushed, but it was a nice break from Waffle-ville.

American in Paris????

More like Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office.
Not my cup of tea, but my MIL wears beret's all the time.
She looks adorable.

I look like I want to intern @ the White House.

I hadn't planned on posting today...but Jake was up at the crack of dawn. So I was too.
He is wired on sugar & it isn't even 10 am yet. I hope everyone enjoys the Easter Holiday.
Pray for Peace.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Happy Easter!

Have a wonderful weekend guys. I will leave you with a few of my Bunny Hats from the past.

Here are the ones I could capture on film.
**There are others out there. (Too embarrassed to show their faces!)

I am so totally the Aunt from A CHRISTMAS STORY !

** I do it because they are young & can't fight back.... Bwaahahhahhhaa!

Not even the older ones are safe. Kittyville for these cuties...and Grandma too!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Today's letter is "S" as in ..........

Stash enhancement. Gaze upon the 'Holy Grail' of Sock yarns.....Vesper (que orchestra) Do not attempt to adjust your monitor. Just sit back and take in the glory of Julia's work. I scored 4 hanks in all. From left 1 muddy water, 1 toxic & 2 wild berry. My SP will be gifted with a lovely wild berry as it showcases 2 of her favorite colors. It was a feeding frenzy when her site went up w/the new stuff and I think she sold out in like 10 minutes. In case any of you are wondering...Oh Yeah, it's worth it...........Self Striping people. I seriously want to take a bite out of them!
Okay, onto the next "S"...........
Toe up Socks in Wild Berry -Vesper Sock Yarns- and....notice anything different from their waffle cousins below. Do you see it??? No Holes!!!! Hall-e-freakin-lu-yah!
Thanks to Miso Crafty for her fantabulous tute :0)
Toe up on magic loop. K2P2 for 2 rows then Knit one row for the ribbing.
Now onto - s at the end of that one, cause there's only just the one. I estimate my Thermal will be complete by the middle of Summer. Most likely when there are record breaking temps outside. My timing is waaaay off on this one. Keep telling self...Early for next Winter.
More Stash enhancement. 2 hanks of Plymoth Fantasy Natural cotton, 1 hank of Socks that Rock in Rocktober, 2 hanks of Knit Picks Shimmer and 1 cake of Summer Berries Motomo Gallery yarn from Valerie who was de-stashing.

**That about sums it up for now.
Oooops! I almost forget to confess, that I have additional yarn & fabric still to come by way of the US Postal service. So I will leave you all with one last "S" word.
Okay, technically 2 words, but does it really matter???? I need to practice some Self restraint.
See Ya!