Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Still no yarn purchased....

Kitchen before:
Kitchen after:

Still has to be painted, but we are totally in love. We find ourselves standing in the kitchen just looking at it. Cutting veggies on counters that didn't exist in January... Love. And I have stuck to the yarn diet!

And let me just say, "Ah, working from home in the spring time....!"

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The reason I can't buy yarn until October....

New kitchen, some assembly required. And a lot of check-writing! :-) Can't wait!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Two posts, one day. Try not to die of shock...

Showing off the slightly-more-than-half-finished Lissajous from Knit.Sock.Love by Cookie A. Check out those charts!! The second one has been SOOOO much easier!

Only other knitters have even the vaguest idea of what an act of fortitude it was for me to cast on the second sock.... The first is so very lovely, but it was so hard and took so long.... I SO wanted to wind another sock yarn and start something else! Something not quite so tall!! Just started yesterday and have finished the medallion at the top already. I am motoring through it, partly as an act of sheer determination. Partly because the picture above shows what "working from home" looks like on the evening shift.

Shh, don't tell.

Look what we got!!

Office!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hear angels singing. How about you, do you hear angels singing?? It is the most perfect office, ever!

Here is the view left from my desk. I work in a call center and about every other week I work the entire week from home in the evenings. If I didn't have a tv for the hours between 7PM and 10:30, I would go stark raving mad.... And see the beautiful cat bed- er, futon? IKEA, I love you.

View of my desk from the door. Soothing blue, desk lamp- the latest addition, pets and signs of pets. Happiness in my brother's former bedroom.

And, saving the best for last, the view behind me at my desk. That is right, it is YARN STORAGE. Knitter heaven. The Mom and I share, which is not any hardship at all. This is more space than we ever DREAMED we would have. Sigh. Heaven.

I love IKEA. Have I mentioned that before??

Monday, September 26, 2011

September 2009.

I have finished the socks, 23 years after starting them... Tomorrow I will find time to take pictures that don't involve my toes waving in the breeze...

So here is the next ancient project. And this one is not being grossly exaggerated for your amusement. Here is the state of my Minimalist Cardigan in September 2009.
Can you guess what it looked like on Saturday, September 24, 2011? That is right, other than the sheet and the sunshine, exactly like this! I finished the socks and don't have all the yarn for the thigh-high stripy socks that are next, so I thought I would work on... A different cardigan. Couldn't find the pattern for that one, though, so here it is. The long neglected Minimalist Cardigan. I love this sweater. What made me stop working? Shiny new yarn? Who knows.... But you should see this baby now! I finished the rest of the front-on-the-needles 24 hours and now have the sleeves- both of them!- on the needles!!

By the way, any of you made this? It has a SERIOUS bias. Not like it doesn't like women or jewish people, it has a FABRIC bias. A major slant to the left (HA!). Is that just the moss stitch? Will it block out? The last time I had this many questions about a project on the needles, it ended up being so big that three of us could have worn it. Makes me nervous....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Socks, forever in progress.

I may have been working on the Almondine from Sock Knitting Master Class since 1978. Horrible head cold leading to knitting ennui.... They may never be finished!

And not because they aren't beautiful! Anne Hanson and Malabrigo Sock- who could ask for anything more??

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Trevi Fountain, Rome

I don't remember it being this hot OR this crowded!! Of course, it is still one of my favorite places in the world...