Sunday, July 05, 2015

there's a new sheriff in town!!!

Imagine my surprise, when, driving aimlessly to big lots yesterday, I discovered......wait for it........

A NEW YARN STORE!!!!!!!

right by my house too! Things will never be the same.

It was closed because of the holiday, but I have high hopes for this store...already they have a facebook page and a website. I know it takes a bit for ventures like this to get ramped up, but I hope the new owner has 2015 attitudes, not 1950 attitudes......I'm optimistic.

Their knit night is Thursday from 5-7, and I'll be checking it out Tuesday when they reopen from the holiday.....Welcome to town!

In knitting news.....it's just been TOO HOT. The second round of summer camp started this week, and I'm plugging away on it when I can even STAND to look at cascade 220 in 90 degree weather. Nothing spectacular yet, so no pics.

It's supposed to be nearly 100 here today.....UGH.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ok, the owls are done......

not a very good pic, I know.

The next project is going to be a tendril scarf......intarsia and cables, what's not to like?
Can't start it until the 1st, though, so you'll just have to wait.

In the mean time......it's just been way too hot to knit. Watering and gardening have taken all of my time.

I am stocking up some things for craft projects this winter, though.....got scrabble???
It will be a fun test.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

owls, oh my

This year, I decided to do virtual knitting summer camp. I know, I don't really need more yarn, but the idea was to make Christmas presents. So far, that part isn't working out too well.

The first project needed to be 400  yds.....easy enough. I chose the owls in the thicket cowl. It's nearly done and I'm liking it. Not going to be a present, except for me.....

I struggled with the second one....needs to be 600 yards. I REALLY don't need to buy more yarn, really, but I just couldn't give up the idea of playing with the cool kids. SO, this one will be about technique. I'm making the tendril scarf. It's cables, it's intarsia (new for me), what's not to love. Not a Christmas present though.....again......

I'm pretty sure the next one will be the biggie.....the 1200 yard requirement. Still don't need more yarn, but I'm eyeing a blanket......just sayin' (no, not a present either).

The whole present thing doesn't seem to be working out too well.....hmmmm......

Sunday, May 24, 2015

no knittin' this week

Since finishing the bees and deciding to do summer camp, I haven't knit a single stitch.
Summer camp doesn't cast on until June 1, so I've been putting my time to good use out in the garden and working on other projects.

Next weekend will be the culmination of the parental move with the BIG GIANT YARD SALE, and then, my time will be my own; (for the most part)

Until then;;;;;;I'll leave you with miss vulture cat.....She's decided she likes "up", the higher, the better.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I haven't forgotten you.....

Just super, super busy with gardening and other stuff.

I did finally finish the bees, though....
blogger won't let me load a pic, BAH!!!

The REASON why I finished the bees is because I decided to participate in camp loopy again this year.......After a year off, I just had to play with the cool kids again. so.......I picked a lovely green dream in color jilly and a cowl pattern (owls in the thicket), and I'm fixin' to cast on June 1, right after the yard sale.

I'd post a pic, but,,,,,,,,,

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I haven't knit a single stitch

I know, I've been MIA for a while.....I have a good excuse!

About 6 weeks ago, my parents decided to move her from another state. They came, they looked at houses, they made an offer, and 3 weeks ago, they closed on their new house.

I've been painting and cleaning their new house for them for the past 3 weeks, pretty much every spare moment I've had.
My yard looks like heck. My house needs to be cleaned (including the windows), and I'm behind!

It's all done now, though, with the exception of moving and that's up to them.

Consequently, I haven't knit a single stitch for about 3 weeks or so. I hope to be back to finishing the bees soon, and then on to my cowl kit that I bought.

Until then, you'll just have to live with something I knit before.
Miss kitty likes it!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

ripped the bees

that's right.....I ripped them out. All of them. I didn't like the way one of the bees looked, so buh-bye.
The good news is...I started again. I'm almost back to where I was before the big rip, and it's looking much better. GO me!

No pics. This one is going to have to be blocked to get the full effect.

In other news, I've been so good not buying yarn (not much, at least) and I didn't go to madrona. So, I didn't feel too sorry when I fell in love with Glenna's cowl. The fine folks at Bijou Basin Ranch were kind enough to make this into a kit, and put it on sale. You know where that went. The hard part was choosing from the gorgeous array of colors. I finally settled on a light lavender. I wanted something different, and also something in a light color that would show off the cables. It should be here next week. I can hardly wait!!

There was also a sale on a couple of patterns this week, so I just had to have French cancan. Sensing a theme here?? cables anyone??

It's still on sale, so......I'll leave that up to you.

Anyway.....this week, more bees and a bunch of gardening.....
happy spring!!