Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paca Project #2

IMG_1281 by kbshee
IMG_1281, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.
I cast on for this--the sweater.
It will be a ballet wrap, mostly white.
It will be tipped in black.

Now, along the back (right across my shoulder blades) I want to have some type of two color motif. There will be a simple pattern such as this:

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But in the center I want to have something else, sort of a larger motif. My choices are:
-an alpaca
-a sheep
-a crescent moon, and then across the back would be stars.

I might also repeat this on one sleeve.

Any thoughts?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Look what is done!

IMG_1279 by kbshee
IMG_1279, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

This is done but not yet blocked. I use our guest bath for blocking and we're having the skylight replaces (as part of an overall roof replacement) tomorrow or the next day (rain dependent) so I don't want to block if there's no where for it to dry.

But yay, it is done, and I love it! Can't wait to wear it!

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Paca + cowl = pacowl. Get it?

Or maybe Pacowl!

Anyway, here it is. More at the Paca Project.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sleeves sleeves sleeves

Life is better.

But I really, really want to finish the sleeves on the striped sweater. I'm ready to do the hood and to work with color.

I also need to block the first Paca project and begin on the second.

We had a quiet Valentine's day at home. I made risotto with mushrooms from scratch. Lots of stirring, but it turned out really deliciously.

Back to the sleeves.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Everybody in the pool!

IMG_1272 by kbshee
IMG_1272, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

One sock is done. I kind of like the pooling.

Yesterday was a horrific day. Just sayin'.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ice ice baby

So here is a little weather update from our neck of the woods.

Thursday is started snowing. It was only a few inches, although North of here had a foot.  We both worked from home.
Friday is snowed a bit more, a bit wetter--we again both worked from home.  We think we had about 8 inches here--other reports say 10 inches in other parts of Eugene.Friday night the precipitation turned to ice, and we woke up Saturday to about a quarter inch on everything.

We listened on Saturday to the sounds of huge branches breaking, transformers blowing, and general havoc all around. We were fortunate to have a few flickers but nothing major in terms of outages, and we were much more fortunate than many.

We stayed home and did this:
 It is a jigsaw puzzle from the Met. Four separate puzzles that form a screen.

'The temps hovered right around 32 degrees so it just did not melt all day. Yesterday, finally, the temps got up in the upper 30s and started melting, and today it was almost 50 yet the snow has not yet melted. Tree branches and power lines are still down--the campus reports that more than 100 trees were compromised (and we love our trees here). The lot where I park had four spaces taken up by a huge fallen branch.

But we survived, and enjoyed our little family. But we were happy to get out yesterday and see that the world does still exist, happily.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Off the needles

IMG_1247 by kbshee
IMG_1247, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.
It needs a good blocking, but the first Paca Project piece is off the needles. I'll post more details and a finished picture at the Paca Project blog soon!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Winter storm--day two

IMG_1242 by kbshee
IMG_1242, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Well, our second day of a major winter storm is coming to a close. Day one was pretty with very light fluffy snow, about three inches. Today we've had about another five inches, and now the snow is a bit on the icy side. I am fairly caught up with work, which is nice, but now am done with snow and ready for spring.

I have worked a bit on this shrug and thought you'd like to see the second sleeve growing.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bad blogger

IMG_1245 by kbshee
IMG_1245, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

I have lost a bit of my blogging mojo, not sure exactly why, but I have some stuff anyway.

This is that sweater--and the sleeves are growing. I ended up changing the pattern around to knit the sleeves in the round--that is why they look kind of tiny compared to the rest of the sweater, which needs to be seemed. I think it will look ok once I get the sweater put together.

Lots of things on my mind for the past week--nothing bad, just stuff to figure out. Sorry for the silence.

Sunday, February 02, 2014


It was ten years ago today
That I taught myself to knit, hooray!
And while knitting's in and out of style
It generally can make me smile.

That's all I got, friends. Happy Knittiversary to me!