Yarn Therapy

Renewal, down to the fiber of my being.....(snicker)!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

My Favorite One So Far

I love trees.....green is such a soothing color. I could look at this forever.

Some Flowery Goodness

Fun, huh? Done with Mosaic Maker on Flickr. Try it!

Fun With Cats

This was fun. I put in the word WHISKERS into the tag of the mosaic maker on Flickr. Mostly cats, but there is a cute seal, too. Try it!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Why Do My Flowers Keep Disappearing?

Okay, I know I don't garden all that often. I get the urge maybe 2-3x a year. Plus, we just have a little front yard the size of a postage stamp. Still, when I decide to plant some flowers, I really like to see them thrive and brighten up our tiny corner of the earth. Amelia likes them, too.

I became aware that something or someone was eating the flowers I planted, and we have found the culprit. He sure is cute...so I hope the flowers were tasty.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Stop Me Before I Order Yarn Again....

But how can I help it? When Webs is having their anniversary sale and has Cascade Jazz for $9.99 a ball? And Bliss Cathay for $3.99? And I've been wanting to make the Jazz jacket in Fitted Knits and Tahoe from Knitty? Never mind that I have enough yarn to probably take me into the next millennium? And I only seem to be able to end a sentence with a question? Wouldn't you do the same thing?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Anne Frank Tree

I have a particular affinity for Anne Frank having played the role of Anne in the play about 30 years ago. I learned from Tricotine's blog that the tree Anne viewed from her window is diseased and may be removed. You can now place a leaf on the tree at the website. Try it!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Have to Do This One, Too!

Items in bold have been or are being knit.
Items in italics are ones you plan to knit.
Leave the rest plain.

Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Toy/doll clothing

Baby items
Graffiti knitting
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Purses, Bags
Stuffed toys
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Hair accessories
Garter stitch
Stockinette stitch
Moebius band knitting
Drop stitch patterns
Slip stitch patterns
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting (not sure what this is!)
Continental knitting
American/English knitting

Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Fair Isle Knitting
Norweigen Knitting
Holiday related knitting

Knitting smocking
Steeks (too scaaaarrryyyyyy!)
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Tubular CO
Short rows
Thrummed Knitting
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Knitting with alpaca
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Knitting with cotton

Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with Linen
Knitting with dog/cat hair (unintentionally)

Participating in a KAL
Charity knitting
Designing knitted garments
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Machine knitting
Writing a pattern
Knitting for preemies
Freeform knitting
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting in public

8 Things Meme

This time I have an excuse: I was tagged. The rules are I have to supply 8 random interesting? facts about myself and tag eight people. From Miss Scarlett's blog. OK, so here are my 8 things:

1. I am unable to use a port-a-potty no matter how badly I have to go. Same with behind a tree.
2. I married my high-school sweetheart--but he is husband #3. We have now been married 6 years and met 30 years ago.
3. I have had 14 cats and it all started when I wanted a puppy.
4. I taught myself to read the summer before Kindergarten, but I didn't ride a bike until age 12.
5. I had natural childbirth by accident because I didn't realize I was in labor and got to the hospital just in time!
6. I am left-handed with some things, right-handed with some things, and neither-handed with some (like tennis!).
7. I graduated college at almost 33.
8. I have never ridden a horse, but I have ridden an elephant, a turtle and a donkey.

OK, now I am supposed to tag eight people. I choose Laura, Trish, Jackie, Green Mountain Mama, Ginny, Tricotine, Karen, Knitting Zeal.

Now, I am supposed to do something, like make something for charity. I have already made a pair of socks and a scarf, but I plan to felt some left-over Cascade Magnum for a pot holder that Knitters and Crocheters Care of DC area is collecting for the formerly-homeless as they obtain new homes.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

This MSW Went to the MSW

Well, it was a fun time at MSW. The weather was great, just a bit on the chilly side, but I was able to wear Poppy, so that was cool. I got many compliments. The haul is pictured, except for two glass buttons I bought, and a travel cup.

Starting at far left going clockwise: 1 skein Mountain Colors, 2 skeins of Claudia Handpainted sock yarn, 3 balls of Regia, 2 patterns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts (I think these are from previous sock club years), a festival T-shirt, 6 skeins of Koigu, and a skein of really nice merino from Autumn Farm. I love those colors. The red yarn is for some secret socks I'm going to make.

I think I did pretty well. DH gave me money to spend in liu of Mother's Day and our anniversary (May 8th) and I did add to it, but not a huge amount. One disappointment: I failed to find the Blogger meet-up. I looked, but didn't find anyone. I did meet Amy O'Neill Houck, of Knitty Gritty fame, who lives in the DC area. She gave me some tips on potty training Amelia!