Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Ravelry is so jam-packed with wonderful features that it would be hard to pick a favorite, but a really helpful feature is the yarn search. I looked up Panda Wool and found the most lovely pair of socks knit in this very same color.
Here is the start (a couple of days ago) to Roza's Socks; Grumperina's pattern from the Spring 2007 IW Knits issue. I can't think why I dismissed this pattern when I first got the magazine. Not only is it perfect for this yarn, but with only two pattern rows and a simple, but decorative rib, it makes a perfect take-along project. No chart to keep track on or keep track of!
I was a bit worried of only 60 stitches, but reading of the experiences of others convinced me it would fit and, indeed, it is quite stretchy and forgiving.
Here's a link to the wonderful pair knit by the Haphazard Knitter that provided my inspiration.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It's a bit of a scruched up mess (as lace in progress generally is) but you can sort of make them out there in the picture. There are three 14-row repeats of the nupps and then a more basic edging.
I think doing only the center section with the shorter, easier edging at both ends would make a very nice, basic gift shawl. I'm not sure I'm up to gifting nupps yet. I'd really have to love somebody to give away all those P5togs!
As usual, Evelyn is still pleasing!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
This past year Still underwent a substantial renovation. Many classrooms were added, new playground equipment was installed, a bus lane with covered walkway was built, and the upper field was greatly improved.
The upper field used to be just that; a field up a hill. It wasn't used overly much as a playground, but it was always the venue for Field Day activities every year. Now that it has a four-lane track and is nicely landscaped, it's quite nice to walk there sometimes and to remember.
Also new since 'our days' is a back garden with benches and a trellised area of picnic tables. I took this picture of the wisteria arbor on today's walk.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Since it's a washable non-wool yarn, it is suitable for the preemies (lace club's service project). This one (on size 2 needles) pictured here on a little hedgehog friend fit a large apple and it is wonderfully soft.