Friday, March 20

Spring Break

rib-eye steak, corn-on-the-cob, Weber grill, Austin 2009.

I'm working on a striped Tomato ala Turtlegirl except with my own little spin.(yeah, yeah, pix to come) I also have various knitting repair jobs for friends that have been languishing while I pretend I'm bulletproof and 21 as I catch up with visiting friends during SXSW.(the biggest bestest kick-ass music confab evah)
And there's some mobius action going on with the spring green manos and FDC.

Cookin' with gas, baby....

Friday, March 6

Spring Back, Fall Forward?

Spring Forward(Manos del Uruguay silk blend (30%silk/70% extrafine merino, kettle dyed, col. 3068) and Filatura Di Crosa Golden Line Superior (70% cashmere/ 30% silk, col. 23)

It's been a long, cold, difficult winter season...let's just take a Gatsby moment to look at some pretty green yarn and hope for brighter days and better projects. I saw these two yarns knitted up as an amazing Clapotis at Hill Country Weavers, but I think I will try something different, as in "I ain't knittin' no Clap, no how." I have nothing personal against Clap, but I need something....dumber. Yep, I said it. I'm not trying to recreate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In fact, I think I just want a non-Turkish Stitch shawl that's a little smarter than it looks. Feel free to share your ideas.
Oh, and the color...I just knew I had seen it somewhere.....
Manos Silk Blend & FDC SuperiorYep, it's the color of the trim to my house aka "The Asparagus Omelet." I'll be sure to throw a green party when I finish this shawl and invite you guys. Honest, I'll serve omelets and mimosas.
Noro Kureyon Socks, S40The only remarkable thing about these socks is that I actually finished 2 of them. It's the standard Ann Budd recipe with Kureyon Sock Yarn, col. S40m, and I wet-blocked them with some conditioner and they feel great. As opposed to the Harry Potter yarn which I'm just not loving at the moment.
And as for the Edie Springtime Cardigan, things have gone horribly wrong. I'll post a pic next week, but suffice it to say it looks like I've knitted a......short Snuggie. Gah!
Last Sunday we treated ourselves to a family outing when we found out Springsteen tickets were going for $300 apiece on eBay. For a tenth of the price we, and I mean kids and adults, had a blast listening to Chrissie Hynde tear up the stage at Stubbs. Yeah, sometimes we get really close to cool around here.
The Pretenders at Stubbs 3/1/09
Don't forget your clocks!