Aaaand – SQUIRREL! Yet again, my plan and my focus are being thrown out the window because of a shiny thing that came into my field of view. What is it this time? This time it is Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques by Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. As the name implies, it is a year’s… Continue reading Yet Again – Totally Focused
My February Harney & Sons tea club shipment arrived the other day. As you can see, they went the romance route with Valentine themed teas 🙂 The extra little samples this month were a Verbena Mint herbal, Japanese Sencha, and Rooibos Chai. The herbal one was very good – the verbena tones the mint down… Continue reading Valentine Tea Box
I got a little bit done on the cowl design today. Not a lot, but some. It’s just about to get interesting, I think. I hope, anyway!
Yesterday was the kickoff of our local winter carnival, Fur Rondy (short for Rondezvous), so Dave (DH) and I went downtown to take in some of fun. Every year we go to the parade, where our big occupation is counting the beauty queens. This year there were 41! When we first got here, we were… Continue reading Wacky Alaska Fun
Managed to get some knitting time in this evening, and got some done on my Find Your Fade. I’m a few rows into the Gin and Tonic section, and am really loving the color so far! The yarn is Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light, and I am really enjoying this yarn. The colors are gorgeous, and… Continue reading TGIF!
I got virtually no knitting done today – it was nutty at work and nutty at home. So instead, please enjoy some scenery from this week in Anchorage! Some drama clouds over the mountain range to the east of Anchorage. This is out one of the windows of the building where I work. Zoomed a… Continue reading Scenery
Have been making decent progress on the redo on my cowl design. The changes I was thinking about that caused the redo are working out pretty well. This yarn is very different from the yarn I started with – that was all silk and was very fluid and flowy. This is tightly spun wool, and… Continue reading Back Where I Started
That pretty yarn I started designing my cowl with – It does not like to be frogged. Not at all. And since this designing thing is likely to be a bit of a process, I frogged as carefully as I could, then put it aside for once I have the design finalized. I’ll use it… Continue reading Do Over
I actually got started on designing that cowl the stitch pattern exercise got me thinking about! I’m just getting started, but here it is so far I’m thinking of ripping back a bit – the first stitch pattern should have gone for just few more repeats. The yarn is KFI Luxury Silk Sport, and the… Continue reading Design Time