It still needs a few little seams here and there and a few ends woven in, but the Hiro is almost done. I changed the pattern a bit and knit a solid color button band that will hopefully match the chinese red toggles that are on the way--if not i'll do little hooks. But I can't wait for a cold day!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
status of the newest one, one down, one to go.
Classes started this week, bringing along the regular craziness. At
our back to school retreat, my dean asked each person to name one goal
for this year. My goal: to next year only have one goal.
And I don't think people thought I was being snarky. Well, I'm sure
I'm almost done with the Hiro, and I realized I'll need a something
else to start. I'll have to return to my summer list, but I think I'll
focus on knitting hats, gloves and socks for a while--small projects
using complex techniques. I think that would make me happy.
Monday, September 24, 2012
2. I have my first class in 85 minutes. I'm all set. I'm showing them this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo
3. I finished the fair isle yoke of my Hiro last night, as you can see. Boy, does this pattern go fast!
4. I was out of town for 42 hours over the weekend, and am now pooped. But I will carry on!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I haven't had one of these for a while--I see a pattern and have to knit it.
This is in the new Rowan magazine and is called the Kirkwall wrap. The wrap mixes a few techniques--there's slipped stitches that are 'long' stitches (multiple wraps around the needle for s single stitch), and some rows are knit in one color and some in two colors. I think it looks really great.
The yarn is Felted Tweed in a grey and a very dark blue, and the blue reads like black a bit. Thumbs up (two) for this one.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 09, 2012
1. This beautiful hike to Stanton Lake, just south of Glacier National Park
2. Driving the Going to the Sun Road alongside a mama bear and two cubs. Yes, we have pictures, but mostly of bear butts.
3. Pilot discovering his inner puppy at the Whitefish Dog Park, with a beautiful view of the Rockies.
4. Staying on a sheep farm. A friggin' sheep farm! We found a great cabin on VRBO with a flock of merino sheep (MERINO SHEEP), three hours, 3 chickens, and three farm dogs. And two lovely families who made us feel right at home.
5. Kobe beef burgers for about $10 (about $4 less than in Eug).
6. Another beautiful hike to Finger Lake ( I don't think I have pics though).
7. Montana yarn (pics to come).
So that's where I've been for a week. I also finished the body of Hiro and started on a fun pair of socks. Pics of those to come too.