Friday, April 27, 2007

Finished Charlotte's Web

I finished Charlotte's Web today! It is *very* bright and would look good with white I think, or turquoise. A little too funky to wear to work though. I will have to post a picture this weekend.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Charlotte's Web

I am halfway through the last color repeat! It's vivid blue - just like the sky today. I decided that I will not be putting a fringe on, rather I will find an edging that's round and smoother. There is a great deal of wool leftover from the earlier repeats.

The Autumn Hill socks are finished. I cast on another Opal plain stockinette (size 2 needles, 64 stitches, black and white with turquoise stripes) and am knitting the heel flap.

Friday, April 13, 2007


I've been knitting Charlotte's Web in the brightest possible colors I could find. One more color repeat and it is finished.

These have been blue days. Sometimes they go on and on until I wish that it doesn't last much longer. Once in a while breaking out is quick and sudden - like getting jostled by the universe - and this morning I got lucky. Garrison Keillor read the most beautiful poem on WNPR:

Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks

I am the blossom pressed in a book,
found again after two hundred years. . . .

I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . .

When the young girl who starves
sits down to a table
she will sit beside me. . . .

I am food on the prisoner's plate. . . .

I am water rushing to the wellhead,
filling the pitcher until it spills. . . .

I am the patient gardener
of the dry and weedy garden. . . .

I am the stone step,
the latch, and the working hinge. . . .

I am the heart contracted by joy. . .
the longest hair, white
before the rest. . . .

I am there in the basket of fruit
presented to the widow. . . .

I am the musk rose opening
unattended, the fern on the boggy summit. . . .

I am the one whose love
overcomes you, already with you
when you think to call my name. . . .

~Jane Kenyon

Saturday, April 7, 2007


In an effort to simplify my life, I'm giving my acrylic stash to my friend who loves to crochet. I have never knit with it and realized I never will. I used to crochet blankets with acrylic but it has been 10 years and that portion of my stash is taking up space I could use for spinning fiber.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


Adamas is knitting very quickly (for me anyway).  Even though I'm working on it only at home and even then between housekeeping, I have five repeats finished out of fourteen.  I'm having a great time with it.  I realized I am not experienced enough yet to work knitted lace which may be why it was so frustrating last weekend. 
Last night it was cold enough to start a fire but I am still excited to see flowers coming along, albeit slowly. 

Sunday, April 1, 2007

rainy sunday

rainy, knitty Sunday!