Monday, March 31, 2008
Posted by Sarah at 9:32 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Yep, it's long enough!
This one? I guess he was a little giddy! PeeWee wanted to make a tent with it right away. They ran off to her room and made one. It was pretty darn cute. She's as happy as he is it's finished!
Posted by Sarah at 7:51 AM
Friday, March 21, 2008
I hope Marky Mark has a good birthday Tuesday. Having forgot one a few years ago, I feel the need to shower him with love. He's not big on gifts and this blanket having been in the closet for the last few weeks will be completely in the out of sight/out of mind category. Good thing I am married to the absent-minded landscaper!!
I like it. It may fit the ugly baby category and feel free to speak up about that. The yarn was on sale. I most likely would have chosen something quite different but I really like this one. And it's basically big enough to use on the bed, though it's meant for couch cuddling. It replaces a somewhat ratty crocheted mess, well loved but seriously in need of retirement.
Posted by Sarah at 3:26 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I'm cranky. If you want to go somewhere happy, go ahead.
Posted by Sarah at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I've been stitching here lately, just no knitting worth showing. I think starting and ripping back the same sock 722 times does not make it worthy of a photo. I can't seem to get a good pattern going and am not interested in knitting up a sock in a pattern I just don't like. So there. I guess I am simply in knit rut land. Eh, that's okay.
This room makes me happy- its a tree house kind of room, those windows are great. I do look out at a sea of rooftops but am okay with that. You can tell from this picture this is a 20's house. Oozing with charming little things while the wind whips through those windows in the winter and heats up that room in the summer. This time of yearr here and I am ready to go get the screens from the attic.
PeeWee wore the green outfit on St Patricks Day. Marky Mark's family is Irish and we're Scotch-Irish, so while a true Irishman might way we're not Irish, I know it means some time in Ireland even if we're Scottish. I mean the group who moved there did it in the 17th century, so I guess there's got to be some Irish in the mix. (I've now written Irish enough times it looks like I spelled it wrong, so if I did, please excuse that.)
Posted by Sarah at 7:42 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I dyed this yarn a while back with Christina for one of our crafty days. I cleaned everything up in my yarn closet a while back and it's been peeking through it's container smiling at me for a while now. Even though it was in the 80s yesterday I still want to knit wool socks. Must be something wrong with me. Today it's cool and dry and gorgeous, perfect spring weather.
Posted by Sarah at 10:25 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Has everyone had a few weeks like I have? Kind of winging it but it's somehow working? Much harder to do anything than it should be? Whew, I am beat.
Posted by Sarah at 11:43 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So I finished one needlepoint ornament, which I sent off for finishing without a picture and I am working on another one, a New Orleans icon from back in my day, Mr Bingle a very cool guy indeed. Needlepoint, while never a favorite of mine, requires a lot of concentration. The only thing I ever finished before Katrina was a pillow which flooded before I could send it off to be finished. I figured that was a sign. I've already mentioned my mother had more than one needlepoint shop in her many careered life and I have been known to paint a canvas or two to pay the rent in college, but stitching them was never my thing. I'm happily working away on these now, just to keep my brain busy.
Posted by Sarah at 4:05 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2008
It's a small art quilt class, and aside from the fact that I now have more fabric to store, I am so far enjoying it. I have another few classes I am up for, including one that begins today, all of which focus on different stitching techniques.
Posted by Sarah at 1:03 PM
Monday, March 03, 2008
Nothing like a few days away to restore my faith in mankind.
Sock 2 of the first pair, good around the house socks, so cozy. Gryphon's traveller yarn, so cushy and comfy. They are finished now but I was too busy relaxing and doing nothing that I never got a beach picture of them all done!
The sock enjoying the view... it was gorgeous. The weather was chilly but mild. Perfect winter getaway style.
And the second, finished, sock from pair two. These are the Colinette Jitterbug sockettes, short little ankle things. Wore them already.
Another 'know I am thinking about those of you in 16 feet of snow right now' shot. Yeah, I am a brat.
Posted by Sarah at 2:21 PM