Check out the little cuties we saw on our street this weekend! They were so scared they didn’t want to move so we had to nudge them a bit to get them back into the safety of the greenery.
There were actually 3 of them wiggling across the street.
And at last they were back to safety hiding in the tall grass.
Amazing I know, but I cast on for the second sock to make this chunky knee high a complete set and before I knew it I was done. I also got a new camera since my last photo of the socks, and it really shows the color better. So this is my new pair of socks.
While I might not be doing much lately my sister sure has been busy. Go on and check out her newly re-opened jewelry store and her new blog, all of her own. She recently made a spectacular Moroccan style necklace. Now shoo, click outta here and say hello.
(yeah I helped out a wee bit with the logo design and site stuffs, but it is all up to her from here on)
Here is my latest sock creation. It is a knee high and a nice and thick one at that, knit on size 4 needles. Love the acrylic yarn on this one, and as usual knit it really quickly and have not bothered to start the second. It is amazing I have any pairs of completed socks at all. I liked this yarn so much that I went and got me some more in another colorway so I could make a nice casual raglan sweater one day.
I have finally finished spinning up all the neopolitan fluff I got from Spunky Eclectic. That is 1 pound of the neopolitan and 1 pound of plain old vanilla. Thank goodness the sister got a wheel otherwise I would never be able to spin that much! Not sure when I am going to try and invent a sweater to knit this into but I am looking forward to it as I have already knitted some swatches just to see what the knit fabric looks like and it seems like lots of fun to come.
I got a fun cookie book, bigfatcookies by Elinor Klivans, a couple weeks ago and finally gave a recipe a try. I have to say that I bought the book because of the fun layout and I also got its partner cupcake book for that same reason. But, as it turns out the recipies look great too, and so far I have made the Cookie in a Cookie recipe and loved it! First you make your chocolate chip cookies the normal way, then let them cool and crumble it into the rest of the cookie batter and back the final cookie.
Check out the batter before adding the bits of already baked cookie and after.
Here is the first round of baking, all smooth and pretty.
Then here is the final cookie all textured and twice as yummy!
I think these are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. Next time I am thinking of adding macadamia nuts! I love this book and can’t wait to try more of the cookies in it.
Here is what I started with:
That is an entire pool table full of yarn and two huge baskets of afghan yarn behind it. Also the table that is cut off on the right in the photo is overflowing with in progress knits. Yikes!
I needed to better organize what I have so that I don’t buy more. Hence investing in lots of fabric cubes.
You can see I had a little helper in there. Here is a better view of her.
And finally the new wall o’ yarn! Now I am not supposed to buy anything that won’t fit in this wall. As if what is in there isn’t already enough. I just love texture and color so much it is hard to stop!
I have finally decided to join the world of RSS feeds and actual bloggin’ type software. Hopefully this will make my updating life easier, seems like it should right? I mean doing everything manually gets a little time consuming. Eventually I will have some sort of gallery I imagine and refix the patterns pages and what not, but for now this is all I have to show, fascinating isn’t it?
Here we go, trying to find the ideal image size for this here layout. Am hoping this will do it. Now on to adding the photo.
This is my most recent completed knit. Picovoli is the lovely free pattern from MagKnits. I added ribbing to the bottom as it was rolling halfway up my tummy and not looking so attractive, but that is not in the photo below. I will have to take a better shot with me in it with the ribbing at some point.
The yarn used for this project came from IndiGirl Amy’s new store and was something called dsdaldkjl. Yeah it was a japanese yarn and I am blanking on all real info. Will get back to you on that as well.