Saturday, May 26, 2007

I won't write about laundry

Finally! Here is a picture of Charlotte's Web finished.

The color choice has been around before so I am afraid it may not be anything new for some. I bought the pattern and wool from Kaleidescope Yarns.

Here is a picture of the Wild Indigo I planted last year but it didn't have time to flower. This blue is my favorite color.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


it does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble
or hard work. it means to be in
the midst of those things and still
be calm in your heart.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So much time, so little to do. :)

The garden is lush! The few vegetables we eat are in and it turns out the flowers all survived the winter. Our local nursery had nicotiana (lime green and pink - I've forgotten their latin names) and I'm very excited to see what it is like growing.

The basic triangle in Highland Triangle is still on the landing pad but getting there with three repeats out of five finished. I can't work on it with my eyes closed so it doesn't work for TV knitting and also it has been difficult squeezing knitting in between housecleaning and outside stuff (stacking wood, lawn mowing, brush trimming, weeding - you know the story). This morning it was chilly so I climbed back into bed and knit for an hour while the sun came up. If I could do that every morning, I'd be a happy mama!

I finished an Opal sock but haven't cast on for the second yet. Hopefully today I'll be able to do that.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I am thinking about knitting Pacific Waves and I particularly like the color Cypress Grove. Twenty bucks for the cotton from Elann but I will poke through my stash first. Those wings are 541 stitches!

Highland Triangle is cruising along at about two inches a day. Progress photos would be nice but not having a router is still an issue.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Highland Triangle

I don't know how long it will last but I am still on a shawl kick. I cast on for Cheryl Oberle's Highland Triangle last Monday night. I'm using size 8 needles and old stash yarn I had gotten on E-bay eons ago. It is Annabelle Fox and very shaggy and rough - reminds me of a rough coat terrier's fur. Socks are potzing along and I am I think halfway through Adamas.

Our router died and it has been difficult to get on as much as I would like. Hopefully, it won't be too much longer before I can replace it.

On gardening notes, I planted my first blueberry bushes last night and am very excited. There are two high and two low so they can cross pollinate. I found a wonderful local nursery who supports only native plants last weekend and also bought wood poppy, St. John's Wort, trillium, sundrops (!), dutchman's breeches and goldenseal.