Monday, July 24, 2006

Latest Adoption

Knitting continues apace. But in a visually boring way. So here's a photo of my former foster dog, now in his new home with Bill, 90 years old and more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Mother of Pearl

Bought myself a tshirt from cafepress. Alpha dog on the front. Beta dog on the back.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Linen, Cotton, Cashmere and Silk

I like to have more than one thing going at a time. I like the different textures and colors. With any luck, one or more of these will be finished by the end of summer. The only one with a sort of deadline is the blue, green and white, which will become a pillow cover for the mother of a friend, who has renovated the cabin that her mother grew up in. It's now a guest house behind the family house on the Rappahannock River.I guess it's a cabin-warming gift. I'm making it up as I go along, inspired by the attitude of Mason-Dixon Knitting.(I loved that they called their book tour the Manson-Nixon tour.)The yarn is Gedifra Beauty Cotton which Elann recently had on sale.
The tangle of dark yellow and white is Louet linen.The yellow was a cone end I got at MS&W. It knits like starched twine. So I got a skein at the Yarn Lounge and that's much nicer to my hands. It's going to be the moss grid hand towel from Mason-Dixon.
The mottled green mass is the actual beginning of the shawl for which the Peacock Plume cashmere/silk has been intended for some time. I'm taking a stab at the Fenna pattern from Stahman's Shawls and Scarves. It's a Faroese shawl, knitted from the neck down, so I won't have to wait long to see if I've done the shoulder shaping right.