Saturday, July 29, 2006

pretty pretty blanket

3 balls completed/10 balls to go.
the colorway is a gold green with a darker brown green mixed in with a small amount of light blue.
what i can say is that is is fairly slow knitting- the mohair likes to tangle and because of the uneven nature of the fibers the stitches come out uneven.
but this is a blanket, and i cant wait to finish it!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

good mail day

what fun things i received in the mail today. i received my long awaited rowan membership free gift which (for the first time) this year is 'dolly bag' in your choice of color.

the project comes with 2 balls of rowan handknit cotton in my color choice black.


also in the mail was a small package of clap your hands say yeah buttons which i will be posting off one by one to my friends. for those who need a good cyhsy fix npr has a live recording here from washington dc.


every day is another book i bought from
the instructions are in japanese however the book comes with full size patterns.
this is my first project from this book.
(pattern number 05)
i bought the fabric from the clearance table for only 50 cents. i have started to embellish the top with a little bit of beading and sequins.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


retreat will be my new project. it is a simple throw blanket. the pattern calls for jo sharp rare comfort kid mohair hand knitting yarn x 25g balls x 13

however i chose infusion kid mohair. the color i chose is
613 camomile
the blanket should knit to around 40in x 60in

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

harvey is complete!

look out little connor... here it comes!
as a special treat for myself i had this stamp made.

Monday, July 17, 2006

little gem

whew ufo finished just in time for qm2. my mother and father in law are coming for their first visit to san antonio and our new home. they will of course, travel by ship and take the train on the mainland.
the broach is for a bit of fun along her way.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


i am working on gifts for the little people in my life. i can’t decide which style to go with and need some opinions. teddy #1 could be a bit goth? teddy #2 was stitched together with a machine while teddy #3 was finished off with a blanket stitch (like teddy #1) by hand with the exception being the stitching was done in the body color.

......these little guys need your help...

home, home on the range

spent last weekend with my buddy on her farm in houston.
what a great time. there is even a panera near her- which, of course, we had to eat lunch there. this is us enjoying some music and drinks at a bar that really has to be remembered for it's huge beer bottle chandelier.

oh my

i am not sure all of these animals belong to her- but they are all a routine part of her feeding schedule.

these are my new texan friends...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

wine & craft update

the beautiful product of a fun day @ sparks back in april in boston. i had forgotten just how wonderful leigh's piece came out so i have to share.....

near the clasp she added tiny silver beads which are hard to see but very classy. it seems leigh works better under the influence than i do!


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

colour revolt/ nightmare of you @ la zona rosa

colour revolt opened for nightmare of you who opened for brand new. noy were just fab. i hear they recorded a cover of the flaming lips song "waitin' for a superman"- must look this up.

Monday, July 03, 2006

a little bit-o-color for our red ear slider

our pond is turning out to look a little more like the video game "frogger". it seems all of the sudden we have lots of floating perches for the variety of noisy frogs who inhabit our pond.

on the brighter side we have our first flower with 2 more to come!