They are done! My submission for the A Verb to Keep You Warm‘s Smitten Mitten contest on Rav. I used Anna Zilboorg’s top down mitten technique from her book Magnificent Mittens. I fell in love with color-work mittens last winter while knitting my own pair from her book and a pair for my sister. Now… Continue reading Maze Mittens
Like the black widows, I have been worried that I would find a poisonous snake and not be able to identify it. Yeah, this is what I passed on my walk this morning. (Before you think I am really insane, I took the picture with my cell phone, which I always carry. Probably not from… Continue reading And now….Snakes!
Right now you could walk into any grocery store in town and there would be a sign proclaiming that they were selling 25lb bags of Hatch chiles and what days the free roasting was happening in the parking lots. 25lbs of chile! What exactly would one do with 25lbs of chile? It is my understanding,… Continue reading Chile!
At a recent session of my local Stitch and Bitch, one of the knitters asked if anyone had any patterns for an old fashioned layette. She said that when she was younger every baby shower that you went to the mom to be would get one of these with a sweater, bonnet and booties. I… Continue reading Baby Layette
It’s finished! I really love the way the yarn spun and knit up. It was a dream to work with. The pattern is Stan the Man from Sublime Yarns The Sublime children’s double knitting book. Best of all I think that my son may actually wear it. He really likes the color and the way… Continue reading Stan the Man
When I moved to the desert, my husband warned me that we were moving into snake, spider and scorpion country. We could have them in our yard he tells me. Okay, well you deal with things as they come you know? My biggest worry was that I had never seen a Black Widow spider in… Continue reading Spiders… Oh My!
Finally, I have finished the knitting of this hand spun sweater. It turned out wonderful. I am kind of getting tired of being disappointed in my finished objects, especially in the sweaters. This pattern knit beautifully, and it fits great! I can not wait for weather where I can actually wear it. That will not… Continue reading The Blueberry Sweater is finished!