Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a Fog

This morning I made an early trip to the airport.  Whenever I make that run in the wee hours, I always debate whether or not I should go back to bed.  Today I decided to tough it out and get a jump start on my work day. 

Instead of snoozing, I churned out a big pile of labels.  Sometimes I can be productive when my brain is in a fog.

The test knit is coming right along, and it's still entertaining.

I'll be knitting this afternoon . . . after I finish the labels.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Late last week my priority knitting took a bit of a turn with a test knit.

This was my weekend knitting.  I'm working my way through a Casapinka design.  I've knit several of her patterns before, and they're always fun.  This one is no exception.

The rest of the weekend was spent celebrating my birthday . . . lunch one day, dinner the next.  When it falls on a weekend, you can spread out the fun over a couple days.

There was cake.

And pie.  I made the pie - actually two of them.  What else do you do with fresh strawberries and rhubarb?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Easier Than Paint by Number

This project is the knitting equivalent of paint by number.

Nakarra Wrap.

I was never any good at paint by number (staying inside the lines can be very challenging and stressful), but this design has a similar feel with specific colors for each little box.  This project uses mosaic knitting, so there's only one color in play on any given row.  It's so much fun to watch the pattern unfold . . . and easier than paint by number.

Last weekend I took a stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts with my daughter, and I came away full of inspiration.  This linocut from Picasso is this week's color inspiration.

Brilliant red and yellow.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Light

I have a plan in place for my summer knitting projects, but I seem to have gone off on a tangent.

This is one of the them.

This little project isn't on my list, but I started it the other day because it seemed like a good idea.

Apparently the longer daylight has tricked me into thinking I suddenly have more knitting time.  I know that's not true.  And if I had any bonus time, I should do the sensible thing.  I should organize my chaotic household because that's actually on my to-do list.  I'll get to the cleaning and the tidying . . . after I knit a few more rounds.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Monday, June 19, 2017

It Must Be Summer

Longer daylight and a relaxed schedule . . . summer must be here.  I guess it's not official until Wednesday, but it's definitely hit the dye pots.

A taste of summer.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Still Striping

I have two active projects right now if you don't count the sock that's under construction.  I've been pretty focused on my Starting Point, but the other day I decided to mix it up, so I bounced over to the other project.

It turns out Portland Sequence has a lot in common with Starting Point.

More stripes.  I can't seem to get enough of them.

Our farmers' market opened this week, and I'm thrilled.  All I need to do is add rhubarb to this week's color inspiration.

Ready for pie.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Midweek Diversion

New project ideas are always simmering, so when the week gets crazy, I take one off the burner for further inspection.

This project has been nagging me for a few days, so this morning I pulled several colors.  It's a start.  I'll have to do some tweaking, but for now it's simmering again.  It's part of the process.