Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finished Object

This is Lava Flow - a really terrific quick knit.  An example of it was at my LYS, and I knew I wanted to make one right away.  I could have completed the other projects I have on my needles, but this was a lot of fun and kept me entertained and distracted during an adventure with a kidney stone.  The stone is gone (surgically), and I know that I knit too much when told the size of the lodged intruder - a 5 x 7mm jagged object.  That's a size 8 to 10 (US) section of needle stuck in the works!  Maybe it was the "Flow" part of the project name that subliminally drew me to it.

Hoping this will be the end of my health issues for a while - maybe I could just get a cold like everyone else.

Moving on...  

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another Week, Another Storm


We were spared the 18+ inches originally predicted this week.  Instead, the snow turned to sleet and then blew around.  So there are spots with 5 foot drifts, and other spots with just a few inches.  With so many violent storms around the globe, I feel very fortunate that removing snow is a mere inconvenience when contrasted against the incredible damage so many are faced with.

While I am not a very talented seamstress, I have been stitching away at a royal purple dress that will be Alison's costume for her class play.  If I do say so myself, it's coming along quite nicely.  Photos after I hem it and add any "embellishments" she may want.  And she has decided to stitch the muslin apron that will cover a portion of the skirt.  Maybe there is fashion design in her future...