Sunday, August 29, 2010

I know, I know, I missed last week

There just wasn't anything to say......
I've been suffering from a little knitting add. The bee fields is at a point where it takes about 1/2 hour to complete a row, and also a great deal of concentration. I've been working on my tulip socks, and they're almost done, but I need to re-do the toe on the first one, and I've been thinking about ripping the whole thing out and starting over. So, what do I do? Buy cheap yarn at michaels and start a baby blankie. Which, by the way is progressing nicely. It's a lot bigger than it looks in the pic right now and, really, almost done. It's a free Rav pattern - radiating star blanket - and I think it's going to be my go-to baby blankie from here on out. It looks hard, but super easy (tv watching easy).

There's also the new vogue and debbie bliss for inspiration. I have waaaaayyyyyy too many projects and waaaayyyyy to little time..........

Next up, the next loopy ewe sock kit should be billing soon. (LOVE the loopy ewe), I also paid for the woolgirl "cheshire cat" kit from the alice in wonderland series, so that should be shipping soon too, and the september CSK pattern will be in the inbox probably next week. I think I'll wait to see the pattern before I pick the yarn.

Last but not least, ozzie is growing like a bad weed, and taking full responsibility in his role of mayor of kitty city.

All that ruling with an iron paw is hard work, ya know.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

hot! hot! hot!

well, summer has finally arrived here in the pacific nw. It's supposed to be 95 for at least the next 3 days here. Too hot for comfort for this northwest girl.
I guess there'll be knitting.
SPEAKING of knitting.....
here's a sock.

It's the first installment of the CSK, tulip socks, in sheepaints bamboolaine, color flowertree. I think it turned out pretty well, love the colors, except for the toe.
I may still take the toe apart and re-work it a bit. It came out really pointy and I prefer them a bit flatter. Fits good, though. Just have to make another.

Bee fields is progressing. Took a break to make the sock. It got to be a little boring. I'll be back at it this week.

Kitty city is growing. I'm not sure how. We had a bunch of spare parts and when DH saw them he added 2 more levels. The mayor was VERY pleased.

I'll leave you with a pic of some visitors we had this week. Damn long eared giant flower-eating rats! (there was actually another baby - twins) ARGH!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

say hello......

 the mayor of kitty city. Mayor Mc Cheeze.
last weekend, we were out running around and we stopped at a yard sale. There it was. Kitty city, and only $1. Of course, you KNOW who had to take up residence and his birthright as the mayor! We have definitely gotten a $1 worth of entertainment from this!
Now we're on the hunt for more kitty city!
(honestly, I think we bought it because we just like saying it, kitty city, kitty city, kitty city.....)

Sorry, not much knitting content to show.....
it's been a difficult week and it's really hard to knit with a little needle-footed pest in your lap biting your yarn. (even if he IS the mayor).
working on bee fields........

Sunday, August 01, 2010

this summer is flyin'

Wow! how did it get to be august already???
This week brought some new yarn.......

Someone needs to keep me off of the sanguine gryphon site. This is Z cerulea in skinny bugga. I intended it for an ishbel, but now I'm not sure, it's so beautiful.

After a few feeble attempts, I've finally got some traction on bee fields. Malabrigo lace - pearl ten. It's coming along nicely, but this is going to take a while to do right. That's OK, it's about the challenge of it.

I need to find something easy to knit at the fair. I'll be hanging out at the county fair for the master gardeners on friday. It's usually pretty quiet in the afternoons and good basic knitting time. Haveta search the stash.

Ozzie is fitting in pretty well. He's definitely going to be alpha kitty, although he has to wait his turn at the food dish. He's growing like a bad weed!