Monday, September 21, 2009

Sorta Dr. Seuss

Cast this on last night, kinda knew the direction I wanted to go in, started knitting, threw it in the washer, and waa laa, it was just what i wanted it to be.

My sis happened to call this morn, and since she is the intended victim for this odd little thing, finished while we were gabbing, didn't know it would have a pansy on the back till I heard her voice. Now, the question would be, does one really need a oversized pod-ish pin holder, quess the anwer would be no, but just maybe the answer could be yes too.

The last of the peppers, they are really giving it their best for this last hurrah, habanerros, when they go red it is the best shade of that color ever.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

when you should be someplace else....

So sometimes life feels like your on a really bad taxi ride with a driver that just wont listen to where you want to go, I am supposed to be far, far away now with my sis and her family that I love very much, but instead, am here..... so after some serious wallowing, started thinking, what do you do when someone sends you a flurry of beautiful snowflakes?

You make some earrings that sparkle like crazy that remind you of winter in Germany.

You send your sis a field of snow back, alpaca, so soft, funny thing is its not stretchy when its dry, but when wet, will stretch like mad, so am just thinking how come when little alpacas out in the wild get rained on, why dont they get all stretchy too....

Put in the same box some cowls, its a simple design, but my own, beige one is merino that feel like silk, striped one is silk and wool that feels like both.

Another Noro wool, silk blend, bigger yarn, more subtle colors, and a organic hand dyed cotton from peru, feels like a cloud.

And this one, yak down, once my sister and I were talking about raising musk ox for their fur, well, my yard is too small, and even though yaks and musk oxen are different, I feel they must be related some how, so this is for her, super soft and a little springy, almost makes you want a yak to cuddle with on the couch, almost.

And then maybe you wallow somemore and think forward to when you will be able to go and step into her life and be with her family and meet all girls she works with and enjoys so much, and then grab the cat and knit.