Archive for the 'Art' category

Logo, aquarium, shawl

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I don’t know if you’ve noticed my attraction to blue lately: Capistrano, Hesperia, Denim Lace Tunic, Isola, and Basket Whip are five of the last six designs and they’re all blue. Maybe it has something to do with my mood. In my own defense, these projects weren’t all knit at the same time, quite a […]

Golden shawl progress

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I didn’t post about it yesterday, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get any knitting done. The golden shawl is growing quickly. I didn’t measure the length when I had it pinned out just now, but I did measure its width: 28 inches. It’s nice and wide, and it drapes beautifully, because of the silk. […]

A good start

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright windows is Tree of Life from the Darwin D. Martin house in New York. Simple elegance—and another piece of the inspiration for this shawl pattern. I made good progress on it over the weekend. Only eight more rows to knit of the first motif before moving on to […]

Simple inspiration

Friday, April 10, 2009

I’ve always been inspired by the simple elegance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work—this window is from the Dana-Thomas house. I have some Silk Lace yarn from Claudia Hand Paints that’s been calling to me since it arrived at the end of January. The 100% silk lace weight yarn, combined with the delicate elegance of Claudia’s […]

Knitting and not knitting

Friday, March 20, 2009

The only thing I currently have on the needles is the secret project I’m working on, and the yarn still hasn’t arrived from Dee at Posh, so there’s a dearth of my own things to share with you. So, here are a couple things that have recently crossed my desk.
Berroco has introduced a new series […]

I love fuzzy yarn

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I love fuzzy yarn. There’s something, I dunno, comforting about it. No, it’s more than that. It’s not just comforting. I want to curl up with it, hold it, cuddle it, wrap myself in it. Be wrapped in its comforting folds. It goes deeper than that. Primal. Basic. Beyond yarn. Beyond warmth. Especially when it’s […]

Nearly done

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I actually finished knitting two things on Sunday. The In the Woods, and a new knitting bag. I started felting the bag on Sunday, but the rubber band I was using to hold the pillow case closed kept coming off in the wash and the bag escaped. Lots of dark green fuzz ended up in […]

B is for blue

Monday, February 4, 2008

I’m a couple days late for “B” and the ABC Along. Sigh.
I’m still feeling a bit blue about the blue Mingus sock. I haven’t done a thing with it since I tried it on late last week, and it was, uh, a bit tough to tug over my heel. I really don’t want to […]

Wine connoisseur

Thursday, November 9, 2006

I met my friend Rebecca quite a few years ago when I lived in San Francisco. I had this friend Margaret, who had a sister who also lived in San Francisco. Margaret’s sister and Rebecca were friends. The sister was looking for people to volunteer time to help out at a triathlon that was happening […]

Out with May

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Being, uh, somewhat under the weather in May, I didn’t get all my May spectrum photos posted. There are a lot more green things around my house (and in my closet) than in these photos, but they’ll have to wait for some other photo project. For now this montage… Starting at the top left is […]