Sunday, March 28, 2010

a couple of new things here

Well, this week brought a lot more outside work. Gotta make hay, so to speak.
I've cleaned out the green house and weeded a bunch more. I'm almost all the way around the whole yard. Now it's time to do it again!

Kernel is finished, block and properly cat tested and approved. I also got this new sock book. I just had to pre-order it after I saw the patterns on ravelry. Just HAD to. The yarn is another skein of the fiesta baby boom from the sock club. They had a few extras and I loved the one I got so much, I had to have another to make socks as well.

This week, hopefully more yard work. The farmer's market opens here on thurdsay. LOVE, love, love the market, and it's always a sign spring has sprung.
I'm also working on "a little jazz", the scarf from the sock kit, and a baby blanket for a co-worker. Today's a lazy knitting day, the weather is psycho again!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

not a lot of knitting happening here

It IS spring after all, and yesterday it was 70 degrees.
There has been a lot of outside work, though and the yard is looking quite nice after spreading nearly 5 yards of bark yesterday. Still has a long way to go, though, but at least I have the energy to do it. That hasn't necessarily been true for the past year or so. I'm definitely taking advantage of my new found motivation, and trying to get outside for at least 1-2 hours a day, with a definite project in mind. It seems to be working and things are perking up nicely.

I'm still working on kernel, nothing new there, just a bit more of it. I'll probably finish today, since we're having a typical pacific nw spring day, rain, sun, more rain, more rain, sun.........psycho weather.

I'm not sure what the next project will be knitting-wise. Maybe I'll root around in the stash and do some socks, maybe not.....
Whatever it is, it'll probably be on the smaller side so I can take it to the pilates conference I'm going to in april.
Happy spring everyone!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

How can I explain how much I hate spring ahead

When you have to get out of bed at 4 am, losing an hour anywhere just hurts.
I really, really, really hate spring ahead and find myself staggering around confused for at least a week after. There, it's out of my system.....
on to knitting.

There's been a little knitting ADD around here. Kernel is progressing nicely, but not worth taking a pic. It's just longer than last time.
I've taken a little break to do this test knit for someone from ravelry. I don't know if it's a secret or not, so here's a little piece of it, just because I'm loving the colors. The yarn is knitter's brewing co., "sex on the beach", won in a contest from KBC. This has been a fun, quick little knit, and once public, would probably make a great little gift for someone.

I'm not sure what this week will bring. I'm working a couple of extra days for folks that are out of town, and the weather is supposed to be OK, so, off to the yard. I'm definitely making progress out there. I'm hoping to get all the way through all the weeding before I need to start again. Right now there's not much to see, but a bit later, I'll post yard pics.
Happy spring ahead everyone.
Does extra coffee help??????

Sunday, March 07, 2010

not a lot of knitting happening.....

the weather's been too nice. The garden is calling (screaming)

I did make some progress with the dream in color starry.
This is Kernel from the knitty fall 2009 issue. I didn't think I would want the beads, but I'm kind of liking them. My first try with beads and a crochet hook and it was really easy. Looking at other beaded things now.....

The second lovely is the march installment of the loopy ewe sock club. I spent a couple of years in "another" sock club and decided to move on this year. I was very lucky to be one of the chosen ones in the loopy ewe lottery, which gets me 2 years into the club before I have to go back to the lottery. I'm very excited about this. The first shipment was awesome. I like that the yarn is a different producer every time and that there's two patterns. I don't like that I'm in love with BOTH patterns now, and I'll have to decide which one I want to make with the club yarn and then buy another one for the other pattern. I have to say that sheri and the elves at the loopy ewe are awesome. I paid for the shipment on thursday, and recieved it on saturday!

no promises, but they'll probably be more knitting next week. The weather here is supposed to cool off and maybe even snow a bit. It's already getting quite a bit colder today. Good knitting weather. The sun will be back - hopefully soon. I've barely made a dent in the yard.