July 31, 2011

Shrug Time

Okay, so I haven't knit a sweater yet, but I am getting closer. I just finished this shrug, knit in an 80s stripe pattern out of my scraps of cotton-ease yarn. I used a great pattern by Susan B. Anderson, one of my favorite designers. I'm planning to make a grey wool one for fall/winter, with longer sleeves. And, maybe, smaller sleeves. One problem with losing weight, is things you make might be too small before you even wear them!

Pattern: A Simple Shrug by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Cotton-Ease Scraps
Time to Knit: 2 Weeks (2 Weeks! We work today!)

July 30, 2011

Cutie Pie Saturday: HOT

Sometimes the only thing to do when it is really hot is eat a frozen treat--here, Lincoln enjoys a classic Bomb Pop. We hope that if you are also somewhere warm, you are staying cool as well!

July 28, 2011

Cutie Pie Thursday: More Animal Husbandry

Our wee cowpoke takes care of his horses--in the past he has offered them water and juice, and now he will give them a nice brushing, including both pairs of "ears."

And he can even rock a cowboy hat with a pair of plaid shants!

July 22, 2011

Cutie Pie Friday: A Quick Read

Excuses: We have a new computer, and data transfer is going slowly, hence the lack of bloggyness--my photos are mostly stranded on my old and out-of-date computer. I did have this one, of Lincoln engaging in a family pastime, with some rather stiff new friends.

July 07, 2011

Cutie Pie Thursday: Lord of the Park

Quote: "I'm bangin' on the bongo drums!"

I promise, he does like swinging.

Quote: "I found another wheel!"

Quote: "Whee!"

Quote: "Down the slide!"

And, of course, we must ride on a horse!

July 02, 2011

My First Shawl: Botany Kerchief

Botany Kerchief knit in 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay Maxima, purchased on sale at My Sister Knits in Ft. Collins (my favorite yarn store!)

I cast on at the very end of May, when I was going through a bit of startitis (a condition that causes you to start many, many projects.)

This one stuck. I finished and blocked it last night while watching LOTR extras.

I took it to the park this morning with Lincoln and I, and armed with my gorillapod tripod, photographed it in some beautiful overcast light. The colors are pretty accurate.

I really love the gentle effect of this space-dyed yarn, and how it pairs with the simple, leafy lace and reverse stockinette.

I look forward to wearing it this fall and winter, and I hope I won't look this grumpy while I'm wearing it. I think my timer caught me keeping an eye on my Lincoln!