Sunday, June 29, 2008
It's a done deal! I like it but the process was not enjoyable. Problems with the pattern and yarn. It fits OK, not as loose as thought it would be. No buttons, didn't want any. Could be that I forgot to knit in the button holes and wasn't going to take it out at that point! It's a nice color and I'll wear it often.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Now I need to go make a list of what I have to start next and decide which one that will be. Maybe another fast cotton tank. I've got 'Knit One-Crochet Too' 2nd Time Cotton in the color "Glacier" for that. Just a simple tank and I'll do it in the round.
Friday, June 20, 2008
A beauty from my yard.
Today Knitters Knook a local yarn shop had a wonderful sale. I went with a list. Got one thing on it, Green Mountain Spinnery's Sylvan Spirit a merino/tencel yarn for one of their vest patterns. Then, unplanned I put together several skeins of Louet Riverstone for a Mission Falls cardigan that is Fair Isle on the sleeves with a solid body! So when I got home I started back knitting my Karabella cardigan so I can get it finished to start something new! The body is sewn together and I am half up a sleeve!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tasha Tudor passed away yesterday, very sad for her admirers although she certainly lived a full life. Her accomplishments are astounding. She was an independent hard worker striving for the simplicities in life and determined to live them. She never wavered and allowed worldly influence to crash in on her simple ways. Hardly simple I should say because she lived with meager means by choice. Family, books (as an author and illustrator), gardening and handwork were her joy. Surely everyone has a Tasha Tudor book in their home! Her hands were always busy with chores or relaxing to handwork with thread, fiber and fabric. Her popular and of course simple Truly Tasha Shawl is here.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
During the summer months I usually have a jar of sprouts growing in the kitchen. It's simple. I found the 'Sprout Jar' at my local health food co-op but any jar will do. I bought a bag of