Monday, March 29, 2010

double check.

i wasn't totally convinced that my stitches weren't twisted so i made very good use of the cubicle wall and clips-so now i really think the vesper is ready to move on to the short row part. actually the cubicle clips were a triple check. i had my coworker carol ann hold the needle stretched out, so i could move the stitches around, but since she's a non-knitter, i wasn't 100% convinced. however, she did promise to testify on my behalf that this was sending me over the edge-let's hope it doesn't come to that. AND the giraffe officially has a head-it's soooo cute.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

binder clips.

so coming up with a name for this post was a bit tricky. i thought about how many &*(%$# times am i gonna have to cast on this "easy" sweater (about 10!), or how many times is the &^%$## waste yarn gonna come out of the some of the stitches (at least 3!), or how many &&**** ways can this thing actually twist around. how about i've wasted 4 knitting hours on trying to get this ***&&%%$$ started. after all this i decided to try this approach-finally success. i used binder clips to keep all the stitches going in the same directions. who'd have thought binder clips could be so useful.
a few weeks ago i frogged the dill pickle nordic swing, and hanked the yarn, it looked totally like ramen noodles, friday night i soaked the hanks in eucalan (should have done photos of the process), then hanged them from my drying rack weighing them down with-what else- BINDER CLIPS, and the results! as good as new-will be winding this up into hanks hopefully this week. let's hope the cast on of this project will not require any binder clips!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

you won.

finally the words i've been wanting to hear. i'm always leaving comments on blogs hoping i'll be the lucky winner and on this blog i was. here is the post about block i named. yea, can't wait to see what the fat quarters look like. you know it really is the little things!

Friday, March 5, 2010


i win the lottery. i'm gonna buy me a place in midtown like this.
so i can go for walks at piedmont park, and see this.
and then i'll have a knitting shop, and a quilt shop (combo) with a bakery next door. and then i'll have a place in nyc where i can go to the other park i enjoy, but then, who'll run the shops? ah, but that's only if.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


back in february when we got the first snow fall the daffodils next to the garage were about 3 inches high, now after the 2nd snowfall of the year they are budding and about 8 inches tall. can't wait for them to bloom, such a cheerful sight to see when i pull up the driveway.