Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Hemlock Ring Blanket is complete!

The leftovers became a little hat for Colt.

Gideon wanted in on the cuteness.

Date Day at The Alamo 28 May 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I'm on the last few rounds of the Hemlock Ring Blanket (Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere). It's beenonly a few rounds away from completion for some time now, just haven't been paying much attention to it. I do love this pattern (and yarn!)... so pretty and so great for mindless knitting that isn't too boring.

This is the Knit Picks lighthouse tote kit. It's gonna be a tough knit, but I think it'll be fun and a great way to improve my intarsia skills. My mother-in-law is going to LOVE it.

Five skeins of Knit Picks Shadows. I think it'll become a light summer cardi.

Four skeins of the new Knit Picks Stroll Tonals. So pretty! Destined for a cardi or pullover or some sort.

Pretty Miss Bambi lounging in the kitchen.

Handsome Colt. He likes to read.

Gideon in his nest.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Still Here

I'm here and alive! I know it's been a while, but I've really just been working a lot and trying to find time to hang out with the pets, the hubby, play video games, knit some, and keep up with the apartment and everyday things like laundry and such.

We went out for my birthday last weekend and it was really fun. We went to Sea World. Military gets in free once a year (and can get 3 dependents in as well), so we used my ID this time and we'll use his next. Of course, I forgot my camera. It was really fun and we got to see Shamu (and get splashed... soaked). Charlie bought me a stuffed walrus and I named it Chuckie after him. I always name stuffed animals I get from him after him... Chuckie, Knolly, and Uno (because he's my one and only :)

No FOs to show and very little progress. It's a sad thing, but it's getting harder and harder to divide my time between the things that I love! I am almost finished with the *ahem* February plain vanilla ribbed sock in Jojoland Melody. The first one, that is.

I made a Knit Picks order last month and got a few things for swaps as well as the lighthouse intarsia tote bag kit. I haven't started it yet, but this will be a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. She loves lighthouses. It works out great because I really wanted to make one of the bags, but didn't really want to keep it once finished (they're nice, but not something I'd really use a lot). She'll love it.

I made another order last week and should be getting it in soon. Again, a few swap items, but I did get a few things for me. I love the new tonal colors they have in Stroll, so I got enough in a nice gray color for a cardi or something.