Monday, July 30, 2007


Sea Monster sock designed by Janel Laidman with yarn by Chameleon Colorworks. This sock has a cute tectured pattern that just doesn't show up in the pic. It sort of resembles scales, thence the name Sea Monster.

Didn't think I would finish this in time, but here it is with one day left and they are done. Five more socks to go to meet my goal of a sock a month. I am taking a break from the sock clubs in August to knit one by Cookie A. in a Lorna's Laces solid. I figure that it is good trainning for the cruise.


Thursday, July 26, 2007


This is the second of six STR's. This time I did not knit the pattern but chose this one from the best of IK book. The stripes make the pattern retreat instead of showing off its charming self. Lesson learned: think before shelling out big bucks on a lark and consider using more heathered or solid sock yark. I think I'm about over stripes.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007


When I started this basket with the walnut shell in the center it seemed like it should be a top and not a bottom, so another one had to be started. Since this basket would have a top I didn't use a stone in the center but used a traditional start. This was something new for me and I need lots more practice. I was going to add a beaded tassel but that just hasn't happened yet and as time passes it is unlikely. My sister gave me so lovely agate slices, so more baskets are definitely in my future.


Saturday, July 21, 2007


The only thing that I was able to do when I was sick was spin. It was torture to sit upright but I knew that if I was going to get better that I had better get my body out of the prone position. I can't blame the colors on my illness or my poor photography skills the former happened way before. Will have to wait and see when the inspiration hits how it knits up or even if it knits up.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007


I was anxiously awaiting this but ended up being a little disappointed by it. There were some nice articles by Sharon Costello and a very brief bit on Lisa Klakulak but the projects were old and had appeared in back issues of Interweave Knits. There is so much interest in felting right now that I hope they try this again and come up with something more intriguing than making felt beads.