Archive for January, 2007

A slight modification

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Very quick knitting news and then some information about my photos follows. The shawl that I’ve been knitting is a birthday present for my mother. I’ve shown it to her and told her it’s for her, and there is no way on Zeus’ green earth that that sucker’s going to be ready on time. So […]

Some gratuitous weekend photos

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I don’t think I’ve properly gushed forth the joy I feel with my digital camera lately. So, here goes: gush gush gush

Tagged by a Monkey!

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Ack! I’ve been tagged! Let’s see, five things about myself that are not widely known . . . 1. I’m a self-taught computer geek. My college education was a mix of Biology, Theater and English. I learned how to program in my spare time in college. 2. I’ve been onstage in school productions (high school […]

While my drop spindle gently weeps

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Ooh look, designer yarn. It’s slubbylicious. I think I’m going to need to get a wheel this summer. While I was in class, a couple of things occurred to me. First, having a chair the appropriate height is really important. I was sitting on a low futon that made it really awkward to use the […]

New Concept: Shifty Socks

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

So this is what I’m working on besides the shawl: Shifty Socks. No pics yet, because the socks are so far only a twinkle in my eye and a few dozen stitches on my needles, but the concept is that they’re going to demonstrate blue shift and red shift. I have three balls of Plymouth […]

So this is Ghenna.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Why am I blogging at 1:30 in the morning? Well, I blame this: It’s burning pile of mulch just outside of San Antonio. Really spectacular. And it’s throwing some really nasty cedar smoke into the air. Not that I mind the smell of burning wood, mind you – it’s just that I seem to be […]

First Project: Shawl in the works

Friday, January 5th, 2007

So after much flipping through books and magazines searching for the perfect way to showcase the beautiful Mountain Colors yarn, I settled on a Marialis shawl from Myrna Stahman’s shawl book (bottom of the page). It’s a beautiful Old Shale lace piece with lots of shaping and I think it’ll work out nicely. I joined […]