Thursday, March 19, 2009

FINISHED HAT! From the book "Hats On". The yarn is Cascade Venezia worsted which is a 70% merino wool and 30% silk. It is gorgeous to work with...incredibly soft with a touch of sheen. The color combination is a bit unusual...but she loves it. (She is my daughter).
This is the top of the hat. The decreases are a bit confusing, you know how in patterns where they write a decrease but in the graph it still only counts as one stitch...ok, I don't think I am explaining that correctly. I mean that when it says to decrease, the next graphed stitch is actually part of the decrease, so when the graph says...K, K, SSK, K, K..the way it read with the yarn was: K, K, SSK, K
Does that make sense? Anyway, I just followed my gut and I think it turned out beautifully.
I knitted her initials into it...pretty cool, huh? I wish I could take credit for the idea of the knitted initials, but alas, I cannot.
The best part about finishing a project is the satisfaction of a job well done, oh, and the EXCITEMENT about the next new project!

Monday, March 09, 2009

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES! How is it possible that one week ago, I was taking video of a snow storm from my front porch. And now here I am in shorts...check out those legs, huh...yikes. Probably need some sun there.
Nature's signs that spring is coming closer...
This is the tree in my neighbor's yard..I always called it a tulip magnolia, but I don't think that is the proper name. It is gorgeous when it is in bloom. A real show stopper.

My one attempt at gardening years ago, and they still come up. Iris is a hardy plant. At least these are. I wish I was more into gardening...I mean, don't get me wrong, I love the look, but I really don't enjoy being out there doing it. Can't I just sit and knit while you all do all the work?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snow storm, Day 2: the trees are beautiful!
You want me to do what?! Shovel? But Mom its cold out here!
Aren't icicles the coolest?! All day long as I sit in my home office, I hear them creaking and the water dripping and I just wait for one to fall, and honestly it makes me sad when they do.

Don't let the beautiful sunshine fool you. Its 18 freaking degrees out today. Wanna sit a spell? I keep thinking we should get everyone outside for a picture for next year's Christmas card, because we usually never have snow before Christmas. Sounds like a good idea in theory, but the application might be difficult. Well, stay warm friends.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Just when I thought it was safe to go outside....look what happened:
video

March 2, 2008...Can you believe it. I did not even know they were calling for snow like this, here in Maryland?! Makes me want to make a big pot of soup, make bread and start a new project! I know I shouldn't as I have stated that I want to finish all the unfinished business, but for some reason I want to start something new. So there...
Stay warm and cozy everyone.