Monday, April 30, 2007


I finally finished a blanket for my DD. I used 5 skeins of Paton's Classic Merino in the Regency colorway. DD loves it!

I washed it by hand in the kitchen sink, and squeezed out the excess water as best I could. It still took 3 days to dry. It was not as warm outside as the photo makes you think. I did bring the blanket in overnight. The owl is there to keep any little birdies away from the blanket. The strategy worked, as the blanket did not have as much as a dog hair on it once dry.

Thanks for all of the comments on my "Fudge" moment. And yes, fudge was not the word that I screamed inside my head. I have young children, so I am getting pretty good at screaming inside my head. To answer Kathryn's question, yes, it is (was) a Crystal Palace needle. It is no where near new, though. I am going to research their replacement policy, if there is one.

In response to LisaK's question, that is the Wool Peddler's shawl (oh, how I love this pattern!) in Lisa Souza's Black/Purple Baby Alpaca/Silk. It is destined to be a gift, but not until August so I should be able to finish by then.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


No, not the yummy, send me into lactose induced shock, kind. It's much worse than that.

I should have been using my Ernst needles. I had switched the needles out to travel back from California. You know, I wouldn't want to have my Ernst needles taken away. The shawl is all better now.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Where did April go?

Wow, where did April go? And March for that matter. It has been a busy spring here, and I have lots of photos to share, all safely stored on my digital camera. Someday I will download them and share - promise.

Did you see that the sneak preview is up for the Summer Interweave Knits? My favorite item is the syncopated caps. I am sure some of the sweaters will catch my eye once the mag hits the newsstands, but for now, I am planning on some new hats. Based on my experience over Spring Break in Maryland, my east coast relatives could use a few more hats. We were all fighting over the hand knits as the easterly winds blew. I heard it was 70 and sunny back in the PNW. Wouldn't you know.

I'm heading back east for THE sheep and wool festival just in time for Jesper's birthday. Serendipity.