Thursday, December 27, 2007

A promise is a promise

Tumbling blocks

I promised my friend Leigh that I would make this sweater for her husband and by god I will! Argh. It is going pretty fast and will need a hell of a blocking, but I think that it will work out. I did this K Fassett sweater back in the 80's for myself. That sweater is sitting in a cedar chest. This one will look fine on Don.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Food fun

Blood Orange Marmalade

I decided to do something other than knit and so I spent my day in the kitchen making Blood Orange Marmalade. I have to say that I have canned lots of stuff but this one had to be one of the most labor intensive marmalade/jams to date.

On the knitting front...
I finished Pearl Buck but can't get a good picture of it. I am sending it off to mom because it will look way better on her. It is too cropped for me and just not my style.

Hope everyone has a great Holiday. I will be spending mine being a curmudgeon.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck Swing Jacket

Finished the back of the "Pearl Buck Swing Jacket" out of the Winter 05 Interweave knits. Fun knit but I think that the cable design could be a bit more sophisticated. I would rechart it but I am just too damn lazy to have to think about it right now. I am just an idiot who mindlessly knits away on patterns that were done by others. As soon as I get my brain back I am going to start designing some for myself.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Time for another hobby!


I have decided that I want to play the Dobro. I do! When the dust settles and I know where we are moving I am going to buy one and take lessons. May be a while till I invite you over for a concert but it is the desire to play that counts.

On another note, Dr. Yarn is on his way to Boston. Another interview. Next week is Dallas. Week after that is New York. I am thinking that we may end up in Wisconsin...


then again, I won't count the chesse until we hear one way or the other on Friday or Monday.