Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sometimes I Feel Like Bartholomew Cubbins*


24 hats on the way to homeless kids in Maine -- and still plenty more stash to knit up. Half are out of my head; the others (example of each shown in the photo that has just two hats) are from this great pattern.





*The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last week's mittens

Last Sunday, 18 inches (46 cm) of snow. This Sunday, 55 degrees F (12.7 C).

While it was snowing, I realized that I'd need mittens so I could shovel. And these happened:


1 strand Lamb's Pride worsted + 1 strand unidentified sock yarn. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Samadhi Saturday

Every year I sneak across the street at midnight or dawn and leave a birthday package at my neighbor's door. This year it was especially fun. Some of you may have heard that the Washington/Philadelphia/New York stretch got a little snow yesterday. . .here is what it looked like at midnight (not bad for a cell phone picture!). And it was so quiet -- no planes, no trains, hardly any cars. It was a beautiful night.


I made Samadhi, a Martina Behm design, using yarn dyed by my friend the Black Bunny. The yarn had been ripening in my possession for several years, and finally found its purpose.

The picture on the gridded board shows the colors almost truly. My scalloped edge -- well, let's say I hope I have more patience the next time I block one of these. Because I will most certainly make the pattern again.





Happy birthday, neighbor I am glad to call friend!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Another one

I had an extended fling with the Age of Brass and Steam in 2015. This one went off to Ohio last week. I sure wish I knew what the yarn was, because it was lovely to work with. It was from New England, a standard-size sock yarn skein, and there might be a little silk in it.


I had just enough yarn to do one extra section of the pattern and get halfway through the bindoff. I finished with a purple that wasn't an exact match, but I decided it was close enough.