Thursday, December 29, 2011


This is a gift I made for a co-worker. Pattern is Annis, by Susanna IC (free on Ravelry), yarn is laceweight alpaca.


I modified the pattern to swap out the nupps for beads. I hate nupps, and the beads add a nice weight to the edges.

Emergency Mohair

I thought I would spend all week making this feather-and-fan scarf for my MIL. Instead, it took only a few hours, mostly in the car on the way to CT for the holidays. Good thing I brought extra projects along!! Yarn is JJ's Mohair.

Colorwork Earwarmer

I made this as a holiday gift option, although it is more likely an excuse to play some more with stranded knitting :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waiting for Santa?

I'll be taking pictures of the last-minute projects, but probably won't post again until after the holidays. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this peaceful image of our sweet brown doggie under the tree.

Non-Holiday Knitting

Strangely out of sequence is a pair of non-holiday knitting socks that I started back in October. Pattern is Globe Trotter Socks by Jodi St. Clair (free on Ravelry), yarn is Crazy Zauberball.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

One Ring to Rule Them All

I'm taking it on faith that this says something to that extent, and not "Foolish LOTR Poser" :) This will be for my brother for Xmas. The pattern is by Susanne Scheel, with my own adaptations to the brim and crown.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Finally Finishing

Kylie is posing with the finished pillows that will soon be on their way to the Midwest for Xmas. There was blocking and sewing involved - which are nowhere near as fun as the knitting! (Pattern is October Fair Isle Pillow, by Kate Jackson Knits.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Xmas Colorwork Frenzy

I have been doing all knitting and very little finishing these past few days!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I've just finished these coordinating pillows for friends who are settling into a new house. I've had these yarns hanging around for a while now, all they needed were cool buttons and a fun pattern (which you'll recognize - it's becoming an "oldie but goodie"!). Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Xmas Olympic Hat

A few things are finally getting finished this week! This one is the Olympic Reindeer Hat pattern by Helena Bristow (free on Ravelry); I added the USA letters as a modification. Although our colorwork theme isn't officially scheduled to begin until 2012, this is the second Olympic Hat I've made this year! I've found myself pleasantly surprised at how easy and fun it is to work with two colors at a time!

Felted Wine Cozy Prototype

Here is the first of several felted wine cozies, made with leftover Olympic Hat yarn (Elann Highland Wool) and based on the Felted Wine Caddy pattern by Cricket Toomey (also free on Ravelry). I'm making a few others, each with their own modification and design. This is a fast and fun project, and is perfect for the holidays!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Haven't Forgotten How to Knit...

...but may have forgotten how to finish......

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stacia Socks

More socks. These in a fun color called Not Your Ordinary Bird, with some really neat lace that I'm just not able to capture adequately here. I've got tons more things on the needles, but not a lot coming off just yet, so stay tuned for more yarn antics!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


These brightly colored lovelies are the latest in my ongoing obsession with socks. They are made with Cherry Tree Hill Fingerpaints, color "Mango Madness".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flower Basket Socks

I've been enjoying myself with some sock diversions lately. This first pair off the needles has flower bouquet motifs and a woven patterning. Others in the works will continue this year's lace theme, which has only 3 months to go!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Here is Girasole, all completed and blocking on the bed. The king size bed. This thing is huge.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mom's B-Day Lace Shawl

Here is the lace shawl from VLT that I made for my mom's b-day. I'm a little behind schedule, but at least it is blocking now. Evidently, I made an inadvertent mini mobius strip on one of the short edges with the knit-on edging, but it's centered enough to appear as a sort of design element (at least that's what I'm telling myself!).

All That You Can't Leave Behind

This is all that was left of the original cone of yarn. Note the "bare" spots! Yipes!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wedding Pillows

I've been busy, but I don't have much to show for it - yet. You will be seeing a lot of finished lace in the coming days, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are two pillows that I dyed and knit for friends who are getting married next week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Distracted by Random Yarn

This is a cotton biscuit warmer. I had a big cone of this cotton yarn and wanted to make something nice with it. I may have just enough left over to make a thick potholder!

Strange Orphan Yarn

Here is a light scarf I made with a skein of hand-dyed silk. I have no idea what I had in mind when I bought it, but it will be a nice cooler weather wardrobe accent piece.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Some New FOs

Felted coasters, made with vintage wool. These will be a wedding gift.

More Socks

These are at least semi-lacy, and catch me up on my self-imposed one-sock-per-month quota.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Neuro's Cortex

Mystery Object #3, headed to a neuroknitter near you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Socks

Here is the first pair of summer socks off the needles and into the finishing process!

Lake Ontario Socks

Most appropriately, these were made on the shores of the very lake for which they're named! Check out the cute sailboat on the heel too.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oh, Go On!

I've been knitting, but I don't have anything quite photo-worthy just yet. Next week I will be busy with finishing! In the meantime, here are some swan pictures.

Going On

This swan has visited us several times over the past couple of years. Sometimes we have bread for him, other times he just glides on by.

Admiring the Colors

Every night the sunset has different color themes. This one was more along the lines of Maxfield Parrish. Looks like the swan is a fan too.

More Parrish Colors

Headed Out

And Good Night

That little dot is the swan, headed somewhere quiet for the night.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Somewhat of a Spoiler

Here is a peek at another Mystery Thing. What could it be??

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mystery Solved!

Here is the Mystery Shawlette, nestled next to the rosebush that Neuro gave us many years ago.

Bilateral Sheep

Sheep do like flowers, after all!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cat's Paw on Kylie

Finally blocked, Cat's Paw is over 10 feet long! You can see here that it has nearly engulfed Kylie, who is not a small dog.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Manic Mystery

I was slightly obsessed today and finished Clue #3. Already. Now I'm stuck with the Sheep Scarf and a pair of socks for the rest of the weekend. Hope I don't finish those too soon!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Guess I Like the Purples

In anticipation of the long weekend, I thought I might get started on Girasole. It's fun and the fat yarn makes it go quickly. Now - back to the Mystery Shawlette!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Mystery Shawl

Here are the first 12 rows of Wendy's knitalong pattern. After re-starting 3 times, I finally got into the swing of things (perhaps there was dopamine involved as well??).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekend Away

It's that time of year again!

Sheep Scarf Begun

You can't really see the sheep yet though.

Lake Ontario Sock

This is my first sock in a couple of months - I'm way behind schedule! There's a white sailboat on the heel that will slow me down somewhat; otherwise these are fast and fun.

Baybee Wonderful Complete

Drying after some steaming - and hopefully en route to its recipient this week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Gift

Spoiler Alert Neuroknitter!! Here is a small preview of the gift I made for my mom.

Cats Paw - Unblocked

And I had only about 2 feet left of yarn when I finished!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

All Together Now!!!

Now drying after some light blocking, this afghan will soon be on its way to its recipients! We now return to our original lace programming, already in progress...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some Assembly Required

All 30 squares are complete and are ready to be crocheted together! The outside border design is still TBD, depending on what looks best when everything is all together.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Bad News Is....

Complete pattern failure for the Yorkshire Puddings. Today I sucked it up and frogged.