Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sp10, yarn goodness and a walk in the park

Isn't this just lovely!

I've traded quite a few emails with my downstream pal and she's a hoot! I've decided to send her two packages since she's in the UK and she's alright with that. I'm currently working on a project for her, using MT Colors Weavers wool in the color Sagebrush. It's a lovely green/blue/cream color way with hints of a greyish undertone. At the same purchase, I picked up another color way called Wildflowers. It's quite bright as you can see in the pictures below. I've made this pattern before with the sock yarn Barefoot and liked it quite a bit. This time I'm using the exact yarn as the pattern specifies and it's turning out great. I only worry that it'll be large enough.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Promised new pictures, Molly and knitted goodness!

This darling kitty is Simon. A month or so ago, this rather large cat tore his back left ACL and was in pain for a while. It's finally healed enough that he rarely ever limps so we know he's doing better. In any case, he really enjoys laying on his back in my husbands lap while he's in the recliner.
This was where we spent part of our Valentines day. It's great little beach park called Golden Gardens. It was quite grey outside and it did eventually rain. Take a look at the trees though. In the next picture you'll see several just roosting together in a tree.
Molly from about a month ago. She loves to gum anything she can get near her mouth. This time it happened to be her Dad's wine glass.. then her ducky! This is the cutest little dog sweater my good friend Susan made for her future daughter-in-law's tiny doggie!

This picture of Molly and her Grandma Sandy was taken in early March.
Here's Molly-moo and her Mama Martha at a local pub celebrating our new condo by buying dinner for Lyle and me.

Updates! I've been a bad blogger.. but with good reason!

** Pictures to be uploaded sometime tonight **

I have been a very bad blogger. I haven't updated my site for quite a while due to real life issues. My husband I and I bought a condo, it's our first place that we've owned together. It's a 2 bd 1 ba place. It's located in a complex that is on the small side, yet is cared for very well. All of the buildings are in great condition and the grounds are park-like. Our's is a ground floor unit with access to a lovely lawn area that then backs up to a stand of mature trees and a stream. I'm just so in love with the complex! We also have a small area near the entry way that we're able to add our personal touch with garden statues etc.

On to knitting news, I've been working on Glee - it's that red alpaca sweater I started many months ago. It's moving along nicely. I need to try it on now and see if I have to make any adjustments. I've also picked up another project that is something I just threw together. It's a center out square shawl, made from kool-aid dyed alpaca.

I am currently lusting after more of the Barefoot and Weavers Wool: Mountain Colors yarn and the thicker Sea Silk that has now come out from HandMaiden. I finished the green shawl made from the mill ends of MT Colors I picked up at Madrona a few weeks back but have yet to wear it. I think I need to undo the bind off edge and add a few more rows then use a different bind off as the one I used is too tight.

I also found the perfect colors for my new place too. I had been thinking of what colors to use and found some wll colors in the new Pottery Barn Catalog. They're using Benjamin Moore paint and show the color number etc. To add to that pallate that I found, Louet Gems Opal yarn in colors Caribou, Mustard, Willow, Aqua & Terra Cotta I'm going to buy some of this yarn and make a few pillows with it. I plan on matching a few other accessories with them as well. They aren't too femine or boyish. As long as I don't go 'PINK' my husband will be okay. In his words 'it's okay for *that* tree to be pink' - he's of course referring to the large quanity of flowering cherry trees in our area right now.

I've really been good about not buying any yarn or related items these past two months with the whole condo thing going on. But I really *need* to buy LaceStyle, Arctic Lace, and Folk Shawls. I think I'll make some shawls etc to use as decorative items around the new condo as I just don't see myself wearing some of the styles I really want to make. They're just so darned beautiful and my fingers are itching to make a few of the shawls I've seen both online and in books!

I think I'm ready to actually work with the Sea Silk I purchased a while back as well.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Secret Pal 10 questionaire - not quite yet!

I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I haven't been blogging for the past 1 month and a few days... I've been busy with life etc. We're buying a condo! I promise to get the questionnaire up in a few days. If you're my pal you can search my past entries for the SP9 one. Nothing has changed much!