Showing posts from March, 2011

Where are they now? – 2KCBWDAY4

Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.

I've touched on this a bit in the past, but we'll revisit it again for the blog week. I pretty much take pictures of everything I've worked on. Even before my digital camera, I took a pic of the finished project. It helps me remember what I did, how my tastes have changes, that yes I DO complete projects even when it feels like I don't. I don't have the very first knitted block I worked on, but I do have my first completed project in a box in my craft closet, a Barbie coat I did when I was 13. When I was 20 I made a sweater from a Family Circle magazine that I still have. In fact I've worn it the past couple of winters.

My first UFO is also sitting in my craft closet. After that grey sweater was complete, …

Tidy Mind, tidy stitches - 2kcbwday3

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry.

Believe it or not, I'm actually pretty organized when it comes to my stash. Most of my yarn is sock yarn (shocker!) and it fits in a big plastic bin. This is an old pic of my sock yarn from 2 years ago. I may need to take another one soon. I'm getting that urge to clear out.

I have another plastic bin that holds wools and acrylics for charity items. I have my spns in …

Skill + 1UP – 2KCBWDAY2

Day Two: 29th March. Skill + 1UP

Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?

Well I can honestly say I haven't picked up any new skills. I knit for enjoyment. For relaxation. Right now learning anything new would just add stress and I don't need any more of that thankyouverymuch. So I just keep knitting (and occasionally purling). Recently not a whole lot's been getting done either. I haven't had the time or energy to focus on one particular project. Could explain why the socks are taking months instead of weeks or those kitty blankets dont seem to be progressing at all. However it&…

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 1 - 2KCBWDAY1

In an attempt to get my blog groove back, I'm participating in Eskimimi's Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. If you want to play along, go here. Today is the first day so you're not too far behind to join in.

Day One: 28th March. A Tale of Two Yarns.: Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them.

The two yarns I chose were Lorna's Laces and Malabrigo. I LOVE Lorna's Laces. It's a pretty yarn that's very durable and can last a long time. Plus I really enjoy knitting with it. The downside is that it fades very quickly after only a washing or two. I have a skein all set to go for another pair of socks to take the place of the ones that just recently wore out.

Next up, Malabrigo. What can I say? Everybody loves Malabrigo. Everybody but me. I've knit with both the worsted weight and the sock weight. The w…

Spring into Sunday

I don't know if its because the earth is quaking, we've got a supermoon over head,

the US has entered into yet another war or because it's now spring, but I have woken up with a headache for the past three days. Today was the worst so not much was done today other than stitching on Kitty Cat Row.
Before today:

After I couldn't work on it anymore:

I'm making good progress and it's really an easy stitch. Nice blocks of same color stitching and only bits of backstitching here and there. Now I think its time to bring out some mindless knitting. The headache is gone, but it's already 11pm and I dont plan on doing much this late at night. We're at the beginning of spring break so I'm looking forward to not waking up early tomorrow. However next Sunday I assume I'll be feeling differently!

Feline Fridays

Catching up on that DST lost hour......

Do we need to beware

the Ides of March??

Maybe if your a salad..........



Saturday Sky on a Sunday Morning

It is still morning, right? The clock tells me its 11:30, but my body is telling me it's 10:30. I hate DST. I wish they would pick a time and leave it. It will take me a week to adjust to the time difference. Plus I hate losing an hour. I dont have enough time as it is and now I have 60 min less. Blech.

Here is my Saturday Sky

I took this late in the afternoon, but never got back on the computer to post. It was a gorgeous day outside which grew colder as the sun went down. I'm happy we still get weeks like this in between the weeks of 80+ degree weather.

Speaking of weather and the great outdoors, I still haven't killed all of my plants. Some of the petunias have gone down hill along with the Bush Daisy, but my pansies are still going

and so is the bouganvillea.

I've always loved azaleas and finally planted two of them in the yard. The shrubs are doing really well, but no flowers are showing up. I heard that planting them can shock them a bit which could ex…

Feline Fridays

Bird Watching

Feline Fridays with some TU SAL along for the ride

Here's my ort jar for March

I'm thinking this will be dumped, cleaned and ready to go for the next 3 months. Not only is it dusty, but there is some kind of mysterious stickiness on the side of it.


No, I don't need any SPF. Now go away.....

Playing in the Dirt

Remember these??

I finally planted the majority of them into the ground. I've been waiting because I wanted to see where I wanted to put them. Do they look good here? Or over there? Do I want to leave them in containers or put them directly into the ground? I was running out of time FAST since some of them were looking a bit ragged while others were growing thru the holes in the planter and thriving. Plant them I did! It was in the 60s this AM and after dropping off Baby Girl and Man/Child (aka #1 Son) I decided today was the day. Everything but one plant is in the ground and I'm not sure what I want to do with it. It requires a LOT of water and I'm not sure I want it in front of the column by my front door. I'll have to think abt that one.....

I'm just happy they're still alive.

Meanwhile gas is up to $3.49 here. Feh. I think I better start planting food. Soon it's gonna be too expensive to drive to the store.

Dr Seuss Day

He was an amazing man. Putting a cat in a hat is NO easy feat!

Lucy says:

Don't even THINK about it!