Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas afterglow

Ugh, I am trying not to be SICK! I'm also getting ready to celebrate New Years in San Francisco. I hope there will be some good blogable moments. I should be stopping at a yarn shop or two.

Here is the adorable Snickers. The sweater was too small. She did wear it well. She is such a nutty character. She loves to run up your body and try to cuddle your head. I gave her a boost and found out that she has great balance- as you can see in the next photo.

I look startled in this picture, but I was more amazed that she could balance on my HEAD!

On the 26th I started a Clapotis for the long car ride. Plus, I casted on for Ice Queen and it went much quicker than I expected. I finished it today

This is Art Yarns Beaded Mohair & Sequins. Ultra super beautiful! A joy to knit, touch and wear. The pattern is fun and easy.

ok...back to the packing and Zicam

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


So, I guess I can't take a decent picture of my Christmas tree. Instead I will show you that, while I am wrapping presents I am also making a Clapotis. It seems to be going pretty quickly and is good for mostly-mindless knitting.

I will be posting pictures of The Yorkie in her sweater, we will open presents tomorrow night. I thought I'd share my photoshop skills with you in the mean time.

I turned this photo

Into THIS photo.

I think Evan and Rachel look so much nicer in front of the posh Christmas living room. don't you?

Back to the last minute preparations and the Clapotis knitting. Oh...if ya don't's pronounced Clap-o-tee. It's Frenchy.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

dogs need sweaters...right?

This little sweater didn't take as long as I thought it would.

I didn't have a pattern. But, I did make a gauge swatch.

I used Encore DK that I bought on my yarn crawl.

I hope it fits little Snickers. to make sweet treats!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Some Bunny

We had an evening of spinning at the yarn shop. I'd say that this bunny rabbit & friends were the stars of the evening! She sat patiently while yarn was spun from her wool. I found out that their fiber is called wool...I also found out that I get all itchy eyed in the company of these big bunnies.

Just thought I'd throw out some non Christmas content. I have no time to do all the stuff that I have to make time for.

I'm certain you, my dear reader, are busy polishing the mantle and making grandma's fudge recipe and won't miss any new posts from me. Although I am starting a doggy sweater and if it looks good enough to put on a dog I'll let ya see it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Surprise Baby!

This looks like a whole lotta nuthin'. The Baby Surprise Jacket. I had been meaning to make this little gem for a long time. I just finished it and I must say that I think everybody should make one at least once. Actually, I think once you've made one you will make others! the miracle of it is that Elizabeth Zimmerman figured out how to make it in the first place!

behold with a little folding .....

we get a quite lovely little baby jacket. It's for the shop. I am planning on leaving this one unseamed and I'll make another one and stitch it up for comparison.

Cally and Judy...I posted... so leave a comment why don't ya!