Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Mindless Socks

I'm a big...no, a HUGE...fan of String Theory Colorworks and have made many socks from a variety of bases and colorways. But this is the base to end all bases:

The Resonance base, 100% superwash merino, in the cobalt hydroxide colorway.
Best colors. Best yarn (sorry Miss Babs Yowza). Best socks. I promise.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ten on Tuesday


Tuesday's ten on Tuesday: ten types of footwear I own!

This is incredibly easy.
Simultaneously loved and reviled in Oregon
Go to shoes these days for broad toe box
Once or twice a year I have to wear a dressier shoe. Mine looks like this

My summer go-to footwear

Every person on their feet a lot of the day has these
Camper Right Nina. I have in several colors. Comfy and I can put an orthotic in there
Walk the dog shoes

Tevas to wear while kayaking. Love the moons and stars, I'll be sad when these fall apart
Believe it or not, not worn that often here
Wear around the house shoes

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mindless socks

I finished these yesterday while finishing "The Girl on the Train".

The socks I like. The book was OK.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Are you sick of this yet?

Luckily I'm not, because it is great fun to work on!

We need rain...we need WINTER...but here was the view out the window last night with just the tiniest sliver of a moon.






Enjoy.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

What a wonderful surprise!

These were in the mail the other day, from my incredible twinnie Kim .

They're knit and then lined with fleece.

Can you imagine anything cozier than that??

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten on Tuesday--because I'm Happy!

The theme is things that make you happy, which I need today since I feel woefully, woefully behind with everything. Argh!

1. My best friend who is also, happily, my husband.
2. Our dogs, Pilot and Comet, who do something nutty every day to make me happy.
3. Fires in the fireplace (where they belong).
4. Yarn arriving in the mail.
5. Seeing FB posts from former students getting married, having babies.
6. A good night's sleep (elusive this week).
7. The ocean.
8. The sky in the spring.
9. When students 'get it'
10. A not-put-downable book (see #6). Suggestions?

Monday, January 19, 2015

So what did I cast on, you ask?

It was the Lattice Cowl!

The pattern is by Melissa Reynolds and published by Swans Island. This is the second Swans Island published pattern I've done, and I like them--very straightforward and direct. The first one (for some mitts) was a bit over designed, but this one fits on one page double sided (the pattern that is).

The pattern is called "the perfect weekend project' and indeed if I wasn't futzing on the Internets yesterday I could have finished it. I'll finish it tonight.

The pattern calls for Bulky but I used Miss Babs Yowza in a Babette colorway called "Perfectly Reckless". Love that name.