Keeping my knitting simple today, an Ichord to loop over an abalone shell button I picked up on the Pacific Coast. This will wrap up my traveling sweater. It actually did travel with me and get completed during our travels and subsequently worn – minus the button, of course! Maybe I’ll try and get a pic of it actually on this week. Self portraits are so very difficult…
I stayed up way too late knitting last night. This morning I picked up my sweater to keep going and I think I reversed all my stockinette stitches. Rip it time?
I’ve been rereading some old journals of mine. Prepping perhaps for the start of a new year and the urge to write that always strikes in winter?
I cast on for this sweater last night. I decided I wanted a hand knit for our future frigid airline travels. The yarn was gifted to me and I’ve been wanting to use it in a super nice project because it is a super nice yarn. Choosing the pattern was agonizing! I really debated over this pattern which I still think is the cutest thing in the entire world. But…I hate pullovers and hoods so I ditched it and went with Vintage Mood (Ravelry link) instead. Isn’t it darling? I hope the greens work well with the pattern. Right now it is feeling kinda thick to me but the yarn is a bulky yarn so I guess that makes sense, right?
On the reading front we got several of our AvSci mags in so I’ve been perusing them, in particular the Rocket Science as I’ve been tasking certain teens with building a couple Stomp Rocket Launchers. Up next? Stomp Jet Planes, of course!
If not for a dear friend reminding me to clean out my fridge today, I would never have dumped my second cup of coffee into the last of the chai mix, tossed in a frozen banana, the icy remnants of a bag of frozen berries and a handful of arugula.
I would have missed out on this deliciousness! Fuel for that aforementioned cleaning of the fridge.
And here’s an honest question I’d love someone to answer for me: Why are green smoothies considered so much better than any other color smoothie?
I so wanted to have this completed this week to show everyone the absolute awesomeness of this little frog but, alas, it was not to be. Knitting time has decreased proportionally to the amount of time I spend reading. This week’s reading? The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs Survival Kit for Squadrons. Why? I am now the Deputy Commander of Cadets, that’s why.
And, yes. I tied the frog’s arm around his neck. It’s not finished yet! Do you like my earring as stitch holder? Only the best 14kt gold stitch holders for my frog prince!!!
Because I can think of no better way to jump back into blogging after an unexpected break than to scare everyone with a bug photo.
But it is a really cool bug, isn’t it? I even know what it is, the Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar. So now that I’ve shared my proud nature moment of the day, tell me. How is spring in your neck of the woods?
Well, I almost didn’t make it to the Yarn Along party this week. I just really felt like what I have to show is not interesting, the picture from my phone wasn’t the best, etc… etc… blah-blah-blah.
But! I do really like looking back and seeing what I’ve been working on over time. So in the spirit of that I’m tossing up this post.
Still working with green yarn which is probably why I’ve been so unmotivated to knit lately, and as far as reading goes, I received the latest Lats & Atts this week, always a treat to read through. It is seriously one of the only magazines that I read every single word of. It is written by boaters, for boaters and therefore, it is a substantial rag. Even the margins are filled with little sayings and quotes, there’s puzzles and stories and reviews of boats and equipment, recipes, stories about kids and pets, just tons and tons of good stuff that will keep you entertained through a watch late at night. Or a day at the beach. I’m just saying. 🙂 And now you know my plans for the day!
It was agonizing, mostly because of my concern over this fragile yarn. I was so afraid it was going to snap! But this skein is apparently strong as nails. Do you see how it is stre-e-e-tching at the corners of the triangle?
The task then became knitting around the tennis ball while decreasing. It isn’t really that hard, it is just very much a pay attention type of knitting, not a watch a movie style of knitting.
The result! One fabulous green knit covered tennis ball!
When I was trying to come up with a title to differentiate this Yarn Along from every other Wednesdays’ Yarn Alongs in my archives I, of course, landed on Space (the fun, easy read we’re all three browsing through this week) and Ball (for the previously illustrated reasons) which when combined brought me to one of my husband’s favorite spoofs of all time. Anybody else immediately think of that movie?