Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Thesis Tower

Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Every Senior at Reed College writes/produces a thesis in their area of study and this is where they end up. I loved this part of the library.

This is actually the only picture I took at a college - it was just a tad bit rainy - it's hard to hold an umbrella and a camera at the same time. Just between you, me and the ether, Teen loved UBC the most. I can't knock his choice, Vancouver, BC was an awesome adventure. Now we wait to see if he gets in. Too bad he doesn't really like hockey.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hey, did you hear about that Flu that's been going around?

"Cough. Cough. Cough."


Thursday, October 22, 2009

The FO Placeholder Post:

So, since October 9 I was first - getting ready to take Teen to visit colleges out West, second - I was driving Teen around two states and another country out West, then Third - getting unpacked and unwound from a very long trip home from Vancouver. So today I opened up the blog and decided it was time to update!

Pattern: Siesta by Carol Feller Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Color: Lake Needles: KnitPicks Options US 4 Started: August 14, 2009 Completed: September 26, 2009.

Note: Um, yea, I'm only allowed to knit with cotton on one project per year...

There will be more information to come about our trip...

Friday, October 09, 2009


I'm finally getting around to posting. I'm finally getting around to showing an FO. I finally got around to sewing the buttons on this baby.

Look. Look how pretty these buttons are!

..and the back has this pretty little ribbing detail. This was a fun sweater to knit - and I only lightly steam-blocked it.

Pattern: Sixteen-Button Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from IK's Simple Style Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers Color: 2426 Red Needles: Addi Turbos US 8 Started: July 26, 2009 Completed: September 6, 2009.

Note: I think I've knit enough cardigans now....

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mad for the Madtosh!

Chic Knits Mondo Cable Pulli. ( I finished Siesta and I forged straight ahead and totally forgot my FO post!) My camera wants to make this yarn pinkish-orange, when in fact it is a pinkish-rust color. I actually have two really, really finished items that I need to do an FO post about, those are coming. In the meantime, I have a project to pick up in every room that I sit down in to watch Football, um, I mean Baseball, oh wait, I mean Hockey! Yikes! Could a sports fan from Minnesota BE any happier today? Go Twins/Vikes/Wild!

Monday, October 05, 2009

I am a Planner

I spent an afternoon matching bags, yarn and patterns for the upcoming end of NaKnSweMoDo - I plan on binging on the sock knitting - it's been pretty slow around here lately. I'm starting a post with patterns and details later this week so I'm not holding out on you! Details to come!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My Friends Inspire Me.

I have a friend (you know who you are Sue!), who knits every bit as much (or more) than I do. And everything she knits is a gift. For a friend, for a charity, but she is giving with every stitch she knits. I tend to sprinkle my charitable knits in amongst the stuff I make for myself. The socks have become designated family gifts this year, and I knit the preemie hats in December and January, blanket squares here and there with the leftover sock yarn. But really, I dabble.

I typically give away most of my leftover yarn, some I keep for the preemie hats, but I had this worsted leftover from one of my cardigans and thought maybe I might have enough for the Red Scarf Project.

So last night I cast on Steam. I REALLY love this scarf. I got this much done last night during the Twins game (1/2 game out - Woot!)

This charitable stuff flies pretty fast, I may have to start sprinkling a little more.

ETA: I thought I should link to the Red Scarf Project in case anyone hasn't seen the details! Also, if you can manage a blanket the size of a cookie sheet - Kathy's NICU unit is in need! See her blog here.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

One Gorgeous Green Sock!

This is Salida.

It looks terribly complicated, but once you get into it, it really flies! The yarn is from a Madtosh Yarn Club shipment that I received earlier this year. I cast on the second one Thursday morning, but I set it aside to work on a Red Scarf Project. There is some major sports knitting planned for this weekend. I started my scarf last night during the Twins game, I've been picking at it this afternoon during the Gopher Football game (ugh, my heart!) Yet to come - more Twins games and the Wild hockey game tonight! I'll have to wait until Monday night for the Vikings game, but I think the scarf may be finished by then.

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