Thursday, February 28, 2008

happy birthday to me

Ours is a house of pestilence. Even this birthday week. Boo. Though I wish I might be 25, or still look 25, I'm not, but it is the date! For my birthday I got a gocco printer and I am excited, only very blurry with the flu and all the directions being in Japanese. Know any good gocco sites? Do share.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Color Surprise


There you are, knitting happily away, imagining you're the most clever girl ever. Those colors, simply brilliant, truly gifted you allow yourself to think. You open a book, why there they are! Serendipity!

Still working away, days later. A quick glance at your socks. Oh dear. Hmmmm. why there they are again....only they've been there all the time......

and that disappointment was before all the undoing!


Friday, February 15, 2008

A Little Song For YOU

I can't resist this song. I found it by way of the always delightful Mama Urchin. Who can resist knitted puppets as hosts? And those of you who knew Miss Mink back in the day will surely understand the relevance of the song!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

2 valentine

I wish a happy day to the grand ones!
and A Happy Valentine's Day for all,
may you enjoy lots of Chocolate's medicinal you'll recall!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Cassoulet-Off IV

Still in Recovery!
Read Petula's wrap-up here.
The 4 time winner, tells all here.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Oh No!


Oh dear. Don't tell me she's at it again...taking pictures while driving.

I just wanted to show you where some of my color choices come from.

See those oak leaves?

How about how red the twigs are?

Also notice the dark green, nearly black that matches the fir trees.

Agreed the pictures are a little out of focus. What can I say? I was late for work.

The yarn? Jamieson and Smith, 2 ply jumper weight of course...can't have too much of it. And they're having a sale ! Live nearby and need a fix quick, no patience for overseas shipping? Happily Unique One is having a sale too!

Monday, February 04, 2008


The weekend...ah the weekend.... it started blissfully like this


But soon, all was moved, shifted and cleared to make way for thiswork

Which is all very well and fine, in fact the result is beautiful smooth walls. And we all worked together harmoniously....for the most part. I'll admit there was some muttering and growling about "chaos" (who me?)...just because our only real indoor party of the year


is Saturday, and I had imagined a weekend of leisurely cleaning and organizing.....!....prepping and planning. With maybe... a little knitting.

So,if you're in the neighborhood, please join us beans or no beans, furniture or no furniture!