Happy Earth Day

I love this time of year.  All the dreariness of winter is erased by the green and red buds emerging on the trees and the early flowers in bloom.  Daffodils have to be one of my favorite flowers…all varieties.  Enjoy the beauty of the day!

In other news, the birthday girl broke a pinke last week during a little playground mishap.  A girl after my own heart, she chose the pink cast with purple sparkles. 

Until, that is, she tried to change the color of Mermaid Barbie in a sink of water.  The only thing that changed color was her cast! LOL

In knitting news, my Slip Jigs are finished and I love them.  Hats off to my friend, Irishgirlieknits, on a great pattern!

Yarn: Socks that Rock, mediumweight, in color My Wild Irishgirlie

Needles: Signature DPNs 2.5 mm

And in spinning news, I have another project under wraps.  This is Buster.  More soon!

What have you been up to?

Pea Green with…


Yup, fell for my gf’s cowl hook, line and sinker.  Had to have it.  The very same one.   Tried to be different but only managed different shaped buttons!  hehe

So here is my first future knitter and fiber enthusiast modeling the cowl.  (She asked to be in the blog!)  She tried to mosey off with Envy but I caught her!

It is big and bulkilicious.  I got compliments all day yesterday while sporting it~and it made me happy.  It’s the small things.  It reminds me of how my knitting obsession addiction craze began.  I started making felted bags and carrying them while I carted 3 toddlers and an infant around.  People commented that my bags were snazzy.  That’s all it takes for a frumpy-feeling mom to be encouraged.  The bar was low.  Sometines we need to take our own path to daily happiness, however insignificant the steps may be. 🙂

I leave you with a close up of the pattern.  The yarn is singles and the cables and seed stitch just pop off the fabric so plump and round.  And those buttons!  I just love the green buttons set on the raspberry yarn!

What I loved about this winter photo shoot was the snow relief that was left behind!  I made cabled snow!!

Pattern: Envy by John Brinegar

Yarn:  Soft Chunky Twinkle by Classic Elite, 1 skein (7 inches leftover)

Needle:  size 13 Addi Turbos

Mods: none but I may go up a needle next time.  And there will be a next time…

Stay tuned!


A couple of projects flew off the needles in the past few days.

Harmonia’s Rings is just that!  What a cool pattern. Cat Bordhi has an amazing mind.  I wonder just how many pathways there are in her head?

And I did end up putting the beads on.  I decided to go with a mix of colored beads, matte and shiny.  I added them randomly choosing contrasting colors at that picot point.  While they don’t jump out at you, the beads add a nice touch and I am pleased with the fun they add!

Pattern: Harmonia’s Rings cowl by Sivia Harding

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted, Muddy Autumn Rainbow

Needle: size 8 knit picks, 47″ and 24″

Mods: just an extra repeat on the end of the yoke.

I really like it!  The cowl is just right and it keeps my shoulders nice and toasty.  I have a little yarn left over and I am thinking some mittens…

(Oh, and dd 1, my fiber artist in training, took the photos for me.  Winter photos are tough!)

I’ll tell you about the 2nd FO tomorrow…