All Yarn, All the Time

Monday, March 20, 2006

clean dog and blue yarn

The blue yarn that I dyed Thursday night is finally dry! I thought it would never be done - you can see how I laid it out over the bathtub, well, I moved it to hangers in the laundry room which took out the last of the moisture. Here it is posing near the ficus - it's a little cloudy today and I was trying unsuccessfully to get some natural light. This is two skeins of Henry's Attic Casino II cotton/rayon yarn, dyed with cobalt blue. I like the way it came out variegated, and it really has a lovely shine to it.

My mom's friend Pat is a lovely woman who was blessed with 3 boys. Her boys have only given her grandbaby boys - until now! In January she got baby Sophie, yea for Pat! I'm sending mom this little set for the baby that I made a while back out of Sugar & Cream cotton. How cute are baby clothes?!

Finally, I would be a bad mom if I didn't post a picture of Beef. She went to the doggy salon this morning and doesn't she look beautiful? Smells a whole lot better, too.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

new socks

I finished wrapping the rest of the pink cotton yarn into a ball, and then continued work on my little fixation socks. I started looking at the sock, though, and decided I didn't like the pattern I was using with the multicolored yarn or the way the short-row heel looked, so I ripped it all out and cast on again for the reliable broadripple.
Much better.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Saturday yarn

I stayed up late last night thinking that I was going to be able to untangle my pink yarn barf. Unfortunately, I only finished the first two piles. It sure is purty, though!

I'm posting a picture of my latest: the opal jaywalker socks by Grumperina. I knit the larger size on size 0 needles, and I think they are just super-cute. Notice the My Little Ponies in the bathtub. ;o)

Friday, March 17, 2006

ok, I'm really going to try to do this blog thing now.

I can't resist any longer, thanks to Jill and her little on-line games - this time, Project Spectrum. I spend a fair amount of time with this girl, and thus I end up involved in her projects, and she in mine. But Project Spectrum proved to be too much for me, as I love color. Really - you should see my house, my closet, my little girls - no one could accuse me of being neutral.

So, as part of my participation in P.S., I present the Womb, from, posing in my ficus. I love my OBGYN, he's been my doctor for longer than I care to share with you. He delivered both my girls, and recently took care of a little problem for which this was a little thank you gift. He wasn't sure exactly what it was at first because the fallopian tubes don't stick up like this, but once aware of the exact nature of the creation he did compliment the cervix as being quite accurate.

Continuing with the March theme of pinks and reds, I dyed a large batch of cotton that I will share with you as soon as I get it untangled - the stuff came undone in the washing machine and looks like three big piles of tangly spaghetti.