Tuesday, December 25, 2007


A frosty dayPattern: Frostbite
Yarn: Elegance in Ash (beads are silver-lined crystal 6/0 beads from eebeads.com
Needles: 6

This was a fun little shrug to knit up. The neck is a little wider than I normally like, but it's a fun piece to wear. Since the yarn is mostly alpaca, I thought it would be amusing to close it at the neck with a little enamelled llama pin that I got years ago from the Met store!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tidal Wave!

Tidal WaveIt may now be revealed that the Mystery Socks, a Yule gift for Boo, are none other than a pair of Tidal Wave socks made from Cherry Tree Hill's Sockittome yarn! The colorway is Moody Blues, because she specifically said that she likes denim-y blues that don't argue with the jeans. This yarn is soft and delightfully squishy -- it really knit up beautifully. This is the first time I've used CTH; I've got some more in my stash that I am looking forward to putting on my own feet.

Boo was quite pleased with them and made a few comments along the "how the heck do you make something so cool" lines. Aw shucks. Of course, I was a big old dummy and included the photo in my Flickr photostream, which is displayed on the right hand column of this very blog, so she may have just been humoring me about not knowing what they would look like. Oops :-/

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

On ice

For my out-of-state readers, let me assure you that we are all fine... we're not nearly as bad off as they were making out on the national news. It's a bit icy here, but the roads are clear and we haven't lost power. The kids are bored out of their minds after a couple of snow days (the Playstation is getting a pretty good workout) and I ended up working from home one day, but other than that nothing much is out of the ordinary. Life goes on :-)