Saturday, June 09, 2007


I hope you all had a great Saturday. I know I did!
Because we were going to have smoked ribs for dinner, I made BBQ beans, onion/garlic/bacon green beans and for dessert, peach cobbler! This was my first go:

As Rachael Ray says: "Yum-O!" or "Delish!" I was quite pleased with the results! It almost looked too pretty to dig into. :)

Are you a "sense-able" knitter?
Do you enjoy knitting mostly when you have a lot of sensory elements working for you?

I noticed lately that I enjoy knitting a lot in nature (ok, and in PJ's!). Today, I lit the tiki-torches at dusk, to get rid of those darn mesquiters, and continued knitting with the cool breeze running through my fingers and cheeks, while smelling the tiki flames, and savoring the beautiful view of our block's pond, and mostly the sweet water symphony that only comes at night: singing frogs and crickets. My mind is usually too busy to really meditate, but this night was the closest I felt I could come to it. It was just too peaceful.

Oh, did I forget taste? You should probably take a closer look at the picture. Mmm, Kahlua and cream. :)

I was particularly knitting up these suckers the whole time. The first one *finally* almost has its pair. To tickle my fancy even more, they wholly match. Their stiping is exactly perfect to one another. I couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks Lana Grossa for the pretty colors & stripes!
Finally.... I finished spinning! Woo-hoo! It's just like Noro Yarn. I know what you're all thinking..."what-the!" But I must ask, why should I wind my yarn into a boring ball? It looks better like a fruit. Ha ha. After all, it's named "Cranberry-Apple."
Another crazy view.

Did you take the "knitter's poll" yet? Scoll down 2 posts before this.

Upcoming: an update on "Ripples" Reading Afghan, a finished Lana Grossa sock ("Arctic") w/ possible pattern attached, and... maybe a new WIP started, peut-etre?


KnittingHawkeye said...

I understand what they said, Toni has a deal that if I don't like it ever, and I mean EVER I can return it for the full price if it's in good shape.

KnittingHawkeye said...

BTW I thought you'd like to know that on July 20 through the 22, there is a fiber festival in Crystal Lake
Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair
at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
My mom & I will be there & I'll probably be helping Toni, owner of The Fold during the entire thing.

KnittingHawkeye said...

I didn't ignore the socks
I'm glad I got you to use real sock yarn, it's addicting
size 2's are better anyways

I go & get dinner, come back & my entire comment section is ~Anna~!
I'm laughing my ass off right now hehehehe

If you can find a swift, wooden one that is with the measurements, that'd be sweet
I know the largest they go is 62-64 inches, which is 2 yards
the ball winder is about $40
the swift is the expensive part, mine was $60 for the metal/plastic one
A lot of hand-dyed hanks are that big, I'd start at 36, 1 yard length then move my way up
My dad's handy with tools & wood also, but right now for some ungodly reason he's redoing his workroom sooo everything is either packed away or somewhere in the room, I was lucky to find the flashlights during the storm we had
hunger does make us bitchy. . .eat chocolate =P

KnittingHawkeye said...

btw you maybe getting a package in the mail in the next 2 weeks
depends how soon I get i sent out

KnittingHawkeye said...

I don't have a pic of the sleeping dragon yarn up yet
the maroon yarn is Oldfield Yarn from eBay
glad you like it

I have another skein if you want it for footies