Saturday, September 29, 2007


Number two in a continuing series of Christmas scarves. This is knitting up very fast even though I have totally frogged it twice going down a needle size each time (pic is of version number 1). Now am down to a US4 from a 7 and happy with the results. It has been a challenge finding a lace pattern or scarf pattern to get something nice out of my 218 yards. This is a framed trellis leaf from a Barbara Walker book. The photo does not begin to do it justice.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007


Two more pairs for the sock stash. Rivendale from the Chameleon Colorworks sock 'o the month and my own creation, albeit from a Susanna Lewis lace chart, the cruise lace sock in a lovely merino tencel also a Chameleon Colorworks yarn. I keep thinking that I will gift someone with some of this year's product, but so far have only managed to part with one pair.

Went to a spinning guild meeting for the first time in months today. It was nice to chat with everyone--heard about Janet's cruise, Elena's remodel and chatted with a lot of people that I had not seen in quite awhile. Nice way to spend a very rainy day (It never rains here in September, what's up with that?)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007


After a lovely Saturday, I was fortunate enough to have been invited to knit and lunch at Francesca's. John and Octavio joined us bringing gorgeous tomatoes and a tiramisu to die for--lucky me. The qivuik scarf is also growing.

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Monday, September 17, 2007


I caught the Gold Line and met pals, Nancy, Ruth and Janel at Union Station as we were on our way to hear the Yarn Harlot at LAPL. It was a gorgeous day to be out in the world specially with such great company. Nancy, Ruth and I spent some time knitting in the garden that is next to the library while waiting for Janel to join us--the birds were out, it was the perfect temperature and a great start to a very fun day. After lunching at the Panda Express that is inside the Library we went and got in line. Everyone was furiously knitting away, chatting and having a great time. For once my group was not the only ones knitting in public!

The Yarn Harlot was as funny in person as in her books and gracious as well. She had time to speak to everyone as well as take a picture. There's Janel with her lovely Chameleon Colorworks yarn--a gift to Stephanie and me with my cruise toe-up sock (also Chameleon Colorworks Optium yarn).

We are in Ellen Bloom's (she introduced the Yarn Harlot) blog slide show.

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Monday, September 10, 2007


Here it is early September and I have finished the twelve pairs of socks that I set out to knit in January, only thing is that I have two three pairs on the needles and yarn for ????? many more. At least this is one New Year's Resolution that I can say that I kept.

The lighter blue, turquoise actually, sock is Flicker by the wonderful Cookie A. This on
e was actually finished on the very long and delayed flight home from the Spindlictiy cruise. It was done in Lorna's Laces and fun to knit.

The second sock is one from Knitty, Queen of Cups and also knit in Lorna's Laces. This yarn really bloomed when they were washed and are now very soft and comfy.

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Friday, September 07, 2007


The cruise was lovely. Here Janel, Heather and I are lounging on the deck knitting while floating by the glaciers.

Came home with more yarn than I intended, but that's not unusual. Lots of qiviuk and also some yak, so there will be lace knitting. Learned lots about designing my own socks--lacy ones no less--and another way to do a toe-up--it's knit out of the most lovely optim yarn.

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