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Posts from January 2011

Soft Squooshy Knitting Love

It's 60% cashmere, 20% silk and 20% wool (give or take, I may have fudged the math), it's squooshy garter stitch in a just engaging enough pattern and it's pretty.  I don't want to knit anything else right now.


Pattern: Clockwork

Yarn: Baruffa Bollicina in Grey (cashmere silk) and Bugga (wool cashmere) in Forrester Moth


For the record

December 28, 2009, I resolve to get my ass off the couch and start being more active.

I looked like this:


January 2011, I'm a runner, I eat a lot better and I'm fitter and 20lbs lighter!!


Space girl

I was looking at the blog for some renovation photos and remembered how much I like having this journal of my life to see how far I've come (in kntting, renos, parenting etc) and how much it reminds me of what's important to me.  Since having a healthy body (which really does help house a healthy mind) is important; I want to have that here too. And hell, it's my blog, so I write what I like.

Now if only I could be back in Cozumel to retake that shot!


Sunday Stuff

I was going to write a post about the fact that I hardly ever blog anymore and really, should I bother in a world with Ravelry and Twitter and Facebook and then I thought, fuck it, why I don't I just post some stuff about what's going on like I always do and just not worry about it.

So here it goes...

I should run today.  I haven't run since Monday, but I've had a mild cold, it's been busy and when I finally found the time and energy, it was snowing like crazy.  So today it is.  Once I drink some coffee and get more motivation.

What I would rather do is stay home in my pjs with warm beverages and knit.  I ended 2010 with only one WIP on the needles and now Space Girl is done (and I love it).  Made from my own handspun (which tickles me a bunch).


Now I have a brand new year and a beautiful stash and so many possibilities.  I let the yarn be the guide and started Redhook with Briar Rose fibers BFL that I bought 2 Rhinebecks ago. I've wanted to knit up this yarn for a while and it's super nice to work with.  I do hope I'll wear this vest (I don't have a great track record with vests), but I am enjoying the knitting.


I also started some complicated socks--a first for me.  The pattern is Staked by Glenna C. and the colour is And Then Buffy Staked Edward, The End.  It's an offering from the Indigodragonfly Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club and it's lovely (there are little cabled hearts with stakes through them).  I know little of both Buffy and Twilight, but I know pretty socks when I see them.  


I usually don't bother with difficult to knit socks because I like to use sock knitting as an easy thing, but this year I'm giving it a go.  While these can't be a knit on the subway project, they are a nice foil to lots of stockinette.  And they're small enough that I might get them finished!

Well back to psyching myself into a run AND working with Emma to finish her Social Studies project.  Stupid homework.  And it's not even MY homework!