Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Photo Sets

My photo-a-day attempt didn't work for a couple of reasons. Mainly, I'd get so busy that at the end of the day I'd realize I hadn't taken my photo yet, and then the available lighting options were less than ideal.

So I decided to mix it up a little, and do groups of themed pictures which span a few days or a week.

The first one is "Sky"





These are from last week, with the exception of the sunrise over my house, which was taken in January.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crocheting in the Air

Well that was a one-skein flight! On the first leg of our trip home, about 5 hours long, I made a bottle carrier, a coffee cozy (which I re-worked 3 times, for one reason or another,) and a set of four coasters.

I used nearly all of my skein, and I love this yarn! I've never used it before. It's Berroco's "Comfort," an acrylic/nylon (lightweight) worsted weight yarn. Feels very nice to work with, more like cotton than acrylic.

Ok, off on the second leg! This is blogging on the run :)

-- Posted From My iPhone

Friday, June 11, 2010


A water bottle tote in Berroco Sox? Yes, please!

This will look fabulous with my tall stainless steel bottle.

My supervisor changed shifts, and Rumpus approves of the work so far.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Brown Shawl and Gloves

I'm absolutely thrilled with this fingerless gloves pattern:


I love the thumb shaping. It's so simple, but it's brilliant!

I modified it a little since I had a different sized yarn and hook. It's Lion's Fisherman's wool and will match the "everyday" shawl I'm making myself in my favorite shawl pattern.

They work up very fast, especially if you have a helper cat.

This is Quartz, supervising and providing quality control.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mother's Day Shadowbox

I made this for my mother-in-law. I got the idea from a 4-square box with the hat, fence, and a tiny glove that I saw in a local German restaurant. I had a blast putting it together and intend to try other variations.

I knit the tiny swatch, where I discovered that bamboo skewers are very rough to work with.

Right now we're on the east coast visiting my husband's parents, and taking the first more-than-weekend vacation since our honeymoon two years ago.

So relaxing :)