Archive for the 'Gardening' category

A little of this, little of that

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last week I got a bee in my bonnet, and finally rearranged my under-counter shipping center. In the last year or so my focus has changed from shipping individual patterns to sending out great lots of them, and the previous “shipping stuff” arrangement no longer suited. Now it’s all nice and neat again. I even […]

The plan is to rip

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

No. Not the whole thing. Probably. But a goodly chunk of it. Never mind that I didn’t pin it out very well. That’s easily fixed later, when the knitting is actually done. But see that top edge, after the corner turns? I don’t like it. It isn’t working for me. At all. You can sort […]

A few photos

Monday, July 13, 2009

Other than this brief introduction, I’m going to do my best to imitate a photo blog today. Click on the images to make them bigger.


Okay. Can’t resist. You get some description, anyway.
Row 1. The bird had flown full tilt into a sliding glass door. Knocked out cold from the impact. I’m happy to report […]

Dust bunnies?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dave thinks the lovely taupe color of this yarn looks like dust bunnies. Especially from a distance. Especially when the knitting is bunched up and small, like it is now.
Yes, you heard me say, “Small, like it is now.”
This is because all that lovely knitting that I showed you the other day is gone. All […]

Taking a close look

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dave always complains when something strange looking grows in the yard, and I let it, when I won’t let him pull it out. I’m often rewarded, eventually, with a little plant-y surprise.
Like this thing. I’ve no idea what in the world it is. Dave says it’s a weed, and leaves it at that. From […]

The border swings out

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dare I say it? The dress is almost done. There’s very little of the hemline border left to knit, there are a few more ends to weave it, and the armholes and neckline need to be finished. That’s it. The next day or two will see it done. With any luck…
I hadn’t really thought […]

Nupps are easier in lace weight

Monday, March 9, 2009

While I wait for the yarn to arrive from Dee, I’ve been cleaning out my knitting to-do list. The socks, as you saw, were finished last week. The last of the small shop samples got themselves knit up late yesterday. I got four samples out of the one small ball of yarn I had. There […]

On socks and future flowers

Friday, March 6, 2009

The second Línea de la Playa sock is finally finished. It took a while to knit it up, not because it was causing me any trouble—it was a good little sock—but because I used it as my Monday knit night knitting project. You know, when a sock is only knit on once a week progress […]

Duty performed… sort of

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I went, I waited, I was sent home.
That’s pretty much how my day of jury duty went yesterday. Because I’m self-employed, and my employer, tight-fisted thing that she is doesn’t pay me for 10 days of jury duty, I managed to escape two different trials that were in need of jurors yesterday. That part […]

My first sweater design

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Decision made. I’m not going to submit this sweater pattern anywhere. There’s a little something else I have in mind that I think I will submit… So, you get to see what I knit last week! Yup. The basic design plan, and all the knitting for my sample sweater took ten days—including weaving in the […]