Monday, September 26, 2011

California Vacation - Part 1

On the way to pick up my baggage at SFO I passed by this fabulous gallery of old TVs, old TV shows, and related items. How appropriate; an homage to the golden era of television in  the land of Netflix, Hulu and iTunes downloads.

 Soupy Sales game is the blue box on the upper left.

A Jeapardy game is in the middle.

I want that Brady Bunch lunchbox.

These were wonderful, but very hard to capture the full size.

This says "Elizabeth Montgomery turns hippie in Bewitched"

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cast-on Insanity

I have a problem.  I can't stop casting on, it's critical.  I'm close to finishing a sweater, which seems to be a vulnerable time for me.  In the last week I've cast on or started swatching three other projects.  Plus bought yarn for one. And that doesn't include the three projects I cast on before I started the damn sweater.  Arg.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

O-Wool Balance

Yesterday I got the book Itty Bitty Toys by Susan Anderson for one of the women in my knitting group.  It was her birthday and I know she loves to knit toys.

The most captivating patterns in this book are the reversible toys in the back.  I couldn't stop thinking about them and had to look up the yarn they were knit with.  It was O-wool Balance, and it has been discontinued! Boo!  But is it coming back?

OMG, I just found a giveaway on!!  It looks as if O-Wool Balance is still out there, whew.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Miller's Hat

This is a pattern that I bought immediately upon seeing Through the Loop's post.  It is an awesome hat.  However this pattern has tested me.  Like the A.D.D. Knitter said, you've got to put away the iPhone, shut off Twitter and concentrate on the herringbone portion.  And if you're me, every other part of the hat, too.  It's worth it, though, for this fabulous design.

As you can see from the above photo, I almost finished this hat.  Then I discovered that it was too small for my head.  A sad moment that I am trying to quickly put behind me by re-knitting on larger needles (7 and 8 instead of 6 and 7).

But if you take a look at the Ravelry page for this pattern, you'll see it's worth starting over!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Picture Reminder

I am sticking my toe into the posting waters here, so things are a bit random.  This is from May, after we got back from Maryland Sheep & Wool.  I bought this Spirit Trail Fiberworks sock yarn there, and then when I got home ordered a ball winder and swift.  I knew they couldn't arrive soon enough, so I started hand balling the yarn.  Needless to say this was a big mistake and I ended up with this:

Reminds me of the Yarn Harlot's comment about how knitters are the most impatient people around!

Blogging is really hard

I've been struggling to post pictures from flickr.  Why in God's name doesn't this work??  Whew, anyway, for now, I adding pics from the computer and to hell with it.
This isn't the first time I've been utterly stymied by Blogger.

Monday, April 02, 2007

The sweater that started it all

Last year I started this Debbie Bliss sweater:
Everything was fine and dandy until the fateful moment when I had to start putting it together. I knew this would be a major hurdle, so I signed up for an advanced knitting class at Cooper Union (they just started offering knitting and crochet classes last year). Well, needless to say, the thing still isn't finished. Though in my defense, the pattern has a big error (omission) in it. More on that later.

Through the knitting class I discovered Grumperina's blog and became really addicted to it. Through her blog I found Domesticat, which is what brought me to the knitterly letter swap.

Today I bought my stationary, so my letter will be in the mail in the next couple of days.

Over the past months I also started knitting the backyard leaves scarf pattern from Scarf Style:

I like it! I think this designer, Annie Modesitt, is fantastic. I'm about 3/4 of the way finished.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Knitterly Letter Swap

I just emailed Domesticat to join this penpal group. I found her blog through Grumperina and was immediately smitten with her banner. The banner is no more, but suffice to say it contained a picture of one her cats with a scarf (hand-knitted) wrapped around it's neck. My cat would never go for that.

I'm also a stationary slave and I spend a lot of time in the fancy stationary stores of NYC. Now I have a very good excuse to spend money on expensive stationary. Oh dear. Also, tonight I will dig out all my accutrements -- pretty sure I have sealing wax somewhere.

More soon.