Monday, November 14, 2011

The Hat that Started it All

My current knitting phase really began with making baby hats; first for me, as I wanted a hat with ear flaps for my baby, then for others as baby gifts. I just found this picture of Adelaide in my earflap hat!

This was on a camping trip in Fairfield canyon, I believe, with Erin & Andy, and Mom.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dane's Red Sweater

Dane started requesting that I knit him a red sweater last spring. Every time I knit anything after that, even if it was brown or green, he’s say, “Are you knitting my red sweater?”

I finally got yarn (washable), but couldn’t get gauge. I finally knit the whole thing at a larger gauge, and have done the math every step of the way. I cast on 74, instead of 110, and have used that ratio for for the rest of the width. For length, I followed the pattern.

I'm finally finished, and Dane loves it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fish Soup

Just made Russian black bread and fish soup for my bookclub on brothers Karamazov!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toboggan Sideways Cardigan

I just got the free pattern for for this cardigan, and I really want to make it. It will go so quickly! Anyone want to cast on with me?

Friday, October 14, 2011


Joy is getting your own produce from your very own garden!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Think first

I just blew it on the start of a sweater. Got my three inches of ribbing, then read, "switch to larger needles...." Whoops. Forgot to use the smaller needles in the first place. I just pulled the needles out.

I think the knit us a bit too loose, so I'm going to redo it on smaller needles, but make a bigger size.

Friday, September 30, 2011


I've spent a lot of time this week preserving food from my in-law's garden, as they had to leave town. I've bottled beans, frozen beans, tried dilly beans for the first time,made apricot fruit leather, and bottled tomatoes. My pears and apples are coming up soon!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Valerie is awesome

Well, Valerie can help with just about everything. She helped me figure out how to spin my short little Bison down fibers (very small drafting triangle), and turned me on to blogging with my phone. AND, while I was seeking her help, she helped someone else with her knowledge of print color, graphic design, and teenage psyche. Pretty good, eh?