Thursday, August 31, 2006


At last, I've garterlac-ed. It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty. It was quite a learning experience, as I've never done anything like entrelac knitting before.

Started:17 Aug 2006
Finished:29 Aug 2006
Pattern:Dave's garterlac dishcloth
Yarn:Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton. The color is Midnight Magic
Needles:Funky old yellow-green aluminums, size 7

I'm still feeling pretty punky; I'm on my way out of the intestinal sickness that is slowly rolling through everyone in the house. Surpisingly, I've been crafting more, not less. Go figure.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Saturday Sky - 26 August

Sunset in central Ohio. I am here with the kids. Frankly, I just want to go home and snuggle into my own bed and sleep.

No new and fabulous progress to report. Still here, still knitting.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Saturday Sky - 19 Aug

One thing I love about where I live is the plethora of lakes - they're everywhere. This one is about five minutes from my house; I couldn't resist driving out to see what the sky looked like over the water. Gorgeous, as always.

In crafting news: not much is going on. Small progress on the baby quilt, and small progress on other little things.

However, I know much more Spanish than I did last week. I can also tell you more than you want to know about rocks, minerals, and gems. I have mediated arguments about whether mice lived at the time of the dinosaurs, and the practicality of travelling back in time to end said argument once and for all. If this is what they argue about when they're six, I wonder what we'll be thinking about in five years. It boggles the mind.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Textured Slip Stitch Dishcloth

I saw a dishcloth like this over at Mason Dixon Knitting and was intrigued because I couldn't immediately see how it was constructed. So, I whipped one up - pretty! The dishcloth is an easy knit, but involved enough to be more interesting than my regular pattern. My next dishcloth adventure will be Dave's garterlac dishcloth. Someday.
Started:7 Aug 2006
Finished:12 Aug 2006
Pattern:Textured Slip Stitch Dishcloth (
Yarn:Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton, colors: summer splash and hot green.
Needles:Funky old yellow-green aluminums, size 7

Saturday Sky - 12 Aug

79 degrees and beautiful outside. Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Quilt for the Baby

Here's the first look at the new baby's new quilt. He's only a few weeks old, and already trekking across the country with the family on his first big vacation. I'm hoping to have this little quilt whipped out by the time they come home. Hope springs eternal.

I've joined the sew? I knit! blog for the inspiration and impetus to get it done!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One Skein of Cathay...

What would you do with one skein (100 meters, 50 grams) of soft, dark purple cathay? I bought two to make the chemo cap, but just barely made it by with one. Now, I have a single skein of luscious yarn, and NO CLUE what to do with it.

I live in North Carolina, so I really don't need a winter hat. We didn't even get an ice storm last year. So... what do you think? What would YOU do?

My dear husband suggested a willie warmer... but if I don't need a hat, he surely doesn't need that! :)