Sunday, August 30, 2009

A year

Happy Anniversary, Tall Guy!
I cannot believe how quickly a year goes!

Here's to many more.

Monday, August 17, 2009


The Tall Guy and I are brainstorming for a destination for a trip in late October. Any good ideas? The Islands are pretty much ruled out due to the risk of a hurricane, but otherwise, we're thinking a week off, some relaxing and some adventuring. I'm leaning towards not going to Europe since I'd rather have more then a week there, but my arm can be twisted for the right locale and price.
As you may be able to tell, my brain is in serious need of a vacation right now as is displayed by one of my current works-in-progress.

Jaywalkers. (You can find a link to the pattern on her site as well) Such a great pattern, in that they always look so much harder then they are, and they produce a sturdy, fun fabric.
These one's are in Lorna's Lace's, Amy's Vintage Office, sock weight.
This is my go-to pattern when my hands need me to be knitting, but my brain wants to wander a bit. And the yarn, well, you know my love of LL's.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A stealth revealed

A few weeks ago, I alluded to a project I couldn't talk about yet so, I've been without a good bit of knitting material to talk about as a result. My friend (who's getting married to another close friend of mine in a few short weeks) Shel got the package today!!

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky, about 1.6 skeins, in Grey-Green
Needles: Size 8 (or 9?)
Mods: None, I decided to stick to the pattern as written. I probably could have done another repeat, but the silk content of the yarn makes it annoying to rip back. It wasn't worth the potential stress.

This was a straightforward knit that will fit the bride just about the same way it fits me. Not too big/unwieldy if she decides to wear it on her wedding day, and will make a good scarf as well all wrapped up in a New England winter.
At this point in our photo shoot, I was telling the Tall Guy that it was a good thing I like Shel so much and that this yarn was a perfect match for her blue-blue eyes... or I would be keeping the shawl for myself! We have a friend in town this weekend, so I'll be sharing what's on the needles now in a few days.
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Animal stuff

I'm not usually one for pushing people to feel bad about one thing or another, but the Washington Humane Society (where we adopted Annie from) recieved a good bit of press this week on a rescue they did on a victim of dog fighting. This sort of stuff just boils my blood.
No need to feel like you have to make a donation (though I did), but please take a moment to read this article. Or don't. Either way, do I think cruelty to animals (esp to this extent) should be a felony? Heck. Yes.
Here's the link to the WHS article.