Sunday, March 29, 2009

Family Sunday

Lovely day spent in the company of my two most favorite people - husband and daughter. We enjoyed an afternoon movie -

- Monsters Vs Aliens. Yes, we are kids-at-heart but still weren't the only adult-types in the audience without "little people" in tow.

After the movie, we had a scrumptious meal at Zio's Italian Kitchen in Bricktown (downtown Oklahoma City). Delectable Artichoke Spinach Dip and a Caesar salad - yum!

Must do again soon.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making stitch markers

What a great idea! I never thought of using lever back earring wires... make beaded stitch markers that can do the job of these...

Find the instructions here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


No secret that I love knitting socks. So I'm surprised that I missed knowing about the Socks A La Carte book. (Must have been the move, the settling-in, and the broken ankle.)

I do know that it looks very interesting as the pages flip so that you basically are creating your own pattern. Sounds similar to Sensational Socks books but with pictures as you can create a visual to see how a cuff, body design, heel, etc., will look when put together.

Is it a good book? No idea. But I am tempted to find out!

If you have an opinion, let me know.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Pi Day

Today is Pi Day.

Math geeks celebrate this...

Needle knitter's think of this...

...and Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl.

Loom knitter's might think of this Pi...

...found in this book. Hey, I had to mention it since it's my design. ;)

And I also have to mention my husband's favorite Pi saying...

I'm planning to celebrate by knitting since I'm feeling so much better.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Peacock's Best Vest

Daughter and I are still sick with bronchitis (pause for a moment of self pity). Between the lack of oxygen to brain and the medications to get well, I have no brain power for anything beyond the necessities. So all designing is at a halt including a proposal I had hoped to have done by now. Oh well (cough, sniffle) However I manage to browse internet looking at patterns for projects I would like to do.

Peacock's Best Vest from SWTC has caught my eye BIG time! Seriously LOVE it. Go look! I'll wait. ;)

But I don't love 19 skeins X $12.60. Maybe I'll browse for alternatives when feeling better. Let me know if you have suggestions.

(cough, cough)

ETA (10 min later) - I have no will power. Have purchased the pattern. Will concern myself with the yarn when I'm feeling better.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"Stand Back, I'm Going to Sneeze"

One of my favorite books for children, use to read it to my daughter when she was little, and so appropriate for my household right now.

Family has been sneezing and wheezing for over a month. No one is sick at the same time but we do seem to be passing it around (like the game "hot potato").

Actually doctor says it's not a germ but the allergens in the area. Having lived in the high desert of Southern California for over 15 years, we're having to get use to new types of blooming plants here in Oklahoma. The cottonwood seems to be the main problem right now.

Whatever. We're sick and on medicines.

I wonder if knitted handkerchiefs are practical?