Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Two weeks ago I'd finished the second sweater of "Always." The first one was very nice, BUT I was stupid enough to felt it by putting it into the dryer. I was so bummed that I determined to redeem myself by making another one. This time I made it slightly roomier and shortened the neck of the motif (Cody did not have long neck) and changed the light color on the motif from very light to slightly darker. I'm so glad I did the second one. I love it! It's nice and cuddly just like Cody.
The 14 repeats of motif around the yoke symbolized the 14 years that Cody lived. I purposedly made the motifs simple just him and my hearts.

On his 6 month anniversary (10/11) since he passed away
I wore the sweater and went for a walk to his look out rock with Paul.
We brought his collar with us.

Currently I'm working on a two-color stranded cardigan. It's my own pattern and I designed the motif. I had the plaster carvings I saw in Morocco in mind when I designed the motif. I'm using Elann Sock It to Me 4 ply, colors are Mineral Blue and Chestnut. The needles size is 2. The cardigan is being knitted in round. It has been at least a decade since I did steek. I'm a bit nervous just thinking about cutting the steek. We'll see.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Woke up to a rainbow outside my window this morning. Stormy Day.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


This morning I saw the reflection of Chinese Laterns in a pot of water sitting in the sink. I love that orange against the saturated blue sky when colors get intensified in the water reflection.

I'm on a color work kick lately. Here are coupla little things I just finished. They were quick knits, diversion from the bigger projects.

The hat was done with Crystal Palace's Mini Mochi Yarn. The pattern was clever using 2 balls of the same color changing yarn to create a faux Fair Isle.

The mittens were my own design. One day while knitting an idea popped into my head of a pair of mittens with images from Cervate's book Don Quixote.

If I were to remake it, I make use #2 needles instead of #1, and less pattern around the motifs. That way the motifs will be bigger. Yarn was Elann Sock It to Me 4 ply I had in my stash.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

First Snow

I woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning. No one thought the first snow is going to stick to the ground. But it did. What happened to autumn? Even the aspens haven't completely changed colors yet.

Set out for a long walk behind the house this morning. I was jazzed about the first snow, also hoping little exercise would help with the ear/sinus pressure. Yeepee, I was first track in most places. That always makes me happy. For 2 hours I only saw one person with her dog.