Well, as the month progresses and the holidays approach, I get more and more excited. Tomorrow we are going to a Tea Party hosted by Eliza's Dance Company. I volunteered to make some cookies to bring. One of my favorite cookies to make and eat is Spritz - the pressed butter cookie. They've been tested … Continue reading Starting to look a lot like Christmas!
Well, I've made it to the end of the month. I wasn't sure if I could, but I actually managed to post something every single day of the month! I've found a few new knitting blogs doing this, and I have to agree with the sentiments that others have expressed. I think posting every single … Continue reading WIP Wednesday
Re-entry after the long weekend was not too bad. Of course with Eliza's dance schedule, I had to duck out early. I brought my laptop to get some work done. There's no wifi here, so I had to do it "old school" with a thumb drive. Which cracks me up, since I remember hauling floppy … Continue reading The end is nigh
I've now started Eliza's cowl three times. The first time, I decided my gauge didn't work, and I thought the yarn might work better with wooden needles. So, I picked up a Knitter's Pride circulars, and cast on again. I joined and kept going. When I got to the join I thought it looked twisted, … Continue reading Jinxed?
Yarn cakes for the cowl!
So, Eliza decide she'd like one of those "big scarf that you can wrap around your neck twice, or put over your head, like a hood. You, know, the kind that Clarissa* has?" Okay, so I don't know who Clarissa* is but I can guess what the scarf is like - a large loopy cowl, … Continue reading Do I know what lace is?
So a few weeks ago, my left elbow hurt after I took a somewhat long (for me) bike ride. I thought it was just irritated, so I waited a few weeks before I called the doctor. Well after three months of it getting worse, I finally called. Long boring story short, I have tennis elbow. … Continue reading Limping my way through stockinette
So, while I didn't find any buttons at the New England Fiber Festival this weekend, I did find something I'd never seen before. A wise person, (aka Savanahchik) said she likes to buy things at fiber festivals that she can't get at home. I definitely agree with this philosophy - it's fun to get things … Continue reading New England Fiber Finds
Today I got to play a bit of hookie from chores and took off for Springfield to go to the New England Fiber Festival with my mother-in-law and a friend of hers. I had two goals for my trip - some buttons and a trip to Spunky Eclectic's booth to say hi to Amy & … Continue reading Bonus Fiber Day
Winter, that is. I've got two hats that need fixing. First up is my father-in-law's. He's been helping put in French Drains at the house - so my backyard looked like this all week: When I finished this hat last October, I hadn't decided if it would work as a gift for my father-in-law. After … Continue reading It’s coming!