Sunday, May 15, 2011

stoplight knitting

i am knitting the holden shawlette with linen yarn.  it's SO easy, it qualifies as stoplight knitting in my book.  i'm sneaking in some extra rows while waiting for my daughter to finish her swim practice.

here's a gratuitous flower photo -- my roses finally have enough blossoms so i can have a bouquet.

for my finnish friends...


GO TEAM!

ETA:
Onneksi Olkoon!
 congratulations!

It looks as though it was a VERY exciting game, up until the third period!  I finally found it live online for the last 3 minutes.  

Saturday, May 14, 2011

ruthless

on an impulse last year, while at my lys, i grabbed some jitterbug yarn and started knitting the lovely coquille shawlette pattern.  i got this far into it, and stopped.  the yarn is NOT right for the pattern.  the yarn is springy and bouncy, and this pattern needs thin and drapey.  the colors change constantly, and the pattern needs longer repeats.

can you see what's coming?  the ball-winder snuck up to it...






... and here we have it -- a mint chocolate chip colored yarn cake of potential!  (the yarn is prettier than in this over-exposed photo.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

happy mother's day! a photo essay...

when brother takes the picture

when sister takes the picture

when daddy takes the picture ツ

happy mother's day!