Saturday, February 28, 2009

Knittie and Foodie

Well, I am just bubbling here . . . and knitting from all ends of the house . . . I am focused on working on my "work" mittens and I have started a pair of "whew, I gotta put this down for a minute and relax and knit" socks. I used a new-knitting-knowledge two-end (kind-of) cast on from Nancy Bush's Estonian Socks Class (at Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat 2009) to start these socks, so they have a little bit of knitterly interest, otherwise, they are my regular plain sock.

And, then there was a little whompey stitch waaaaaayyyyy down on the K3P1 cuff of the socks (for My Husband) that I started with the STR yarn from BMFA, so I did not rip. Repeat, I did not rip. I just took that one stitch down about 14 rows and un-whompey-ed it, picked up the "dropped" stitches and wahlah! I fixed it.

That's my report for the day . . . I am watching ALL of the cooking shows on TPT and not really listening until something that I think is interesting comes on, then I missed the "good" part! They all have websites, so I can easily retrieve my missed information. Like I found when the woman added the pasta to this on "Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie":

and the pasta turned PINK, I was sssoooooo interested!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat

My last blog entry indicated a failure to secure My Camera before My Husband exited the country. I did; however, download my Mahdrooohna pictures . . . or upload? Whatever.

Some of the photos are private because they have important people doing or who did things (like knitting) that I paid a lot of money to partake in and do not want to share with the whole blogger world.

Others are photos that anyone could take if they saw what I saw when I saw it.

Like the coolest picture of a Sock Monkey at Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth after a LOT of shopping in the marketplace:

Either the monkey did a lot of shopping or I did.

And, A very nice message in my first class of the weekend:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sens Camera

Aargh! I just realized the following:

1) My Husband will not be home for over one month.
2) He has My Camera.

I was going to take a photo of my recent project(s) and did a big "duh". My Husband took My Camera on his trip as his camera went to service. Gratefully, he discovered his camera was not working prior to his leaving. I sacrificed mine for his.

Is there some story about cutting her hair and selling his watch that comes to mind?

Love That Man. No photos, tho!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Long Time

I have not blogged for a bit . . . there has been a lot of busy-ness in my life in January. I ripped through January like a Snicker's bar. Well, if I ate Snicker's Bars, I would definitely down one in three large bites.

So, I am up early getting My Husband readied for attending a funeral. This means that I listen to all of the people stories and the connections surrounding the people. And, I know he will see all of the people in these stories today. He just has to say them out loud.

While I was listening, I found this on pepperknit's blog while hovering on Ravelry:

2×2 hat
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay
Color: 105
Skeins: 1
Needles: US 8
Cast on 108, knit for just over 5 inches, then started decreasing. Did in multiples of 12 to start, and worked a blank row (no decreasing) between decrease rows until there were 5 stitches between decreases. Then I picked up the pace and decreased every round, til there were 9 stitches. Drew through, and called this baby finito.

I was searching through free patterns and upping them to my "Library". What a wiz. I just don't know how to save this one in my library . . . I'll get to wiz on that later.