Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Orleans Thanksgiving

Only two photos of our Thanksgiving trip.

The first one I call "Why We Knit". Because it's soooo relaxing. Look at our eyes! We're zoning out.

Below photo is the central courtyard of the house where we stayed. The plunge pool can be cool, or heated and jetted like a hot tub. It has a waterfall, too. Since it was freezing, we used it as a hot tub. Divine.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mtn Yard Today

On the photo below, notice the bottom edge of the photo as true level, and you'll see just how steep our land is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thrifting Treasures

Hit the thrift stores this week on a secret knitterly mission, and found these other treasures:

tiki mugs, $5 for the set, I had to rescue them.

below: retro night light, only $2! I have been looking at these in the retro shops for a couple years now, usually priced from $40 - $20. I can't believe I found one in a Goodwill for $2. The brass base with it's shell motif, and the paper fan which matches our bedding colors, make it perfect for our beach themed master bedroom.

below: I had to rescue this from the thrift store, somebody spent A LOT of time making this afghan. Groovy!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

WIP: Cozy V-Neck Pullover

Whew! This sweater is an exercise in persistence. I had seen others' blog posts about this sweater's "miles of ribbing", but now I am experiencing first hand what that feels like. It really does get boring after awhile. But I keep going because the design of this sweater results in a garment that while fitted, feels like a comfy, worn t-shirt because of the give.

The yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool, and is so lightweight it doesn't feel like you're wearing a sweater. But it is TOASTY!

After I finish the miles of torso ribbing (still not done comes down past the waist), I'll move on to the miles of ribbed sleeves and ribbed neckline.

I think I'm going to LOVE wearing this sweater. The lavender color from the outside photo is more true.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

FO: Cell Phone Cozy

Knitter jargon: FO means Finished Object. WIP means Work In Progress.

I needed some instant gratification since I am working on 2 sweaters, so I whipped out this cell phone cozy. The button is faux; the cozy closes with Velcro.