Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fingerless Mitts

I finished these a couple of weeks ago. LA had a cold snap over Thanksgiving and they definitely kept me warm while walking the dogs.

The pattern is available from Dancing with Ewe yarns.
I knit them with Jupiter Moon Spring 2009 cormo, which is also what I used to make my Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

I have about 2 ounces left, so I'm on the hunt for a way to make a hat with what is left! It's going to be close...Any ideas?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The One Thing I Miss About Kenmore...

This parking sign is around the corner from our old apartment. A crazy plant grew up inside the center of the post and out the little holes.

I'd pass this when I walked the dogs and it always made me feel optimistic.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How many months later?

I've enjoyed this shawl all summer, but just now had time to take and post pics.

The yarn is Jupiter Moon, the pattern is Never Not Knitting and, of course, I found it on Ravelry.

To see it as a work in progress, click here.

Jupiter Moon's skeins are EXTREMELY generous, so I had enough cormo left over to make fingerless mitts. They are about a day from completion and will get posted in the next week or so. Promise!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's Ours!

The house, that is. And to keep this blog from getting cluttered up with remodeling news instead of, uh, modeling knitwear, I've started a separate blog, Goodin's Folly. Oh, and I swear, I'm going to post a picture of my completed Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Promise!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ugh! Fleas! And Not on the Dogs!

This is the house Rob and I are buying. It's in Silverlake and while it needs a little TLC, (okay, a lot of TLC), we're really excited it's going to be ours.

This pic was taken during the inspection. That's my father
-in-law on the left of the porch, me on the right and our real estate agent Jody sitting in the kiddy chair.

these pics were taken after the inspection. GROSS!!!!

Appears the crawl space is loaded with fleas and the little f*&#ers just loved me! Oh well, we have to tent for termites and the termite guy has assured us that will kill anything.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cedar Leaf Shawlette

Here's the first few rows of my Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Never Not Knitting.

I used the cormo wool from my Jupiter Moon share. Super soft!

The shawl is actually complete and being enjoyed. I'll get Rob to take a picture of me in it soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Martha's Vineyard...Uh, I mean Jupiter Moon Fiber Farm

My yarn from Jupiter Moon arrived back in November. It needed to be gently washed before being knitted, which bought me some time to decide what to make.

Here it is hanging in my bathroom after soaking in the tub. Oohh. Yummy.

I have to confess, I still haven't knit with this part of my share yet. The Cormo, on the other hand, has already been knitted and worn. I'll get some photos of that up in the next couple of days.

Like I said before, this CSA gives me all the benefits of being a shepherdess and none of the dirt. Woo-hoo!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hippy Ring May Not Be...

...such a good idea after all. It felted tighter and tighter each time Rob washed his hands and then he got a rash from it.

I've scarred a wedding ring onto his finger!

Now the ring has shrunk so much it barely fits his pinkie. Guess we'll be making a trip to the jewelry store soon to get his "real" ring fixed.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hippy Ring

I haven't posted in forever, but I have done a little knitting in the interim.

The guard broke on Rob's wedding ring, so I knit him a temporary one until we can get to a jewelry store. It felted when he washed his hands.

He calls it his "hippy ring" and he likes it better than his regular gold ring. Hm. Maybe I'll knit myself one that matches.