Saturday, April 28, 2007

Saturday Sky

Ok, I'm cheating again.
It's rainy and all around boring today.
This was taken Thursday when we went back to Wellesley Island to finish up Bill's Blogger Bio Blitz.

You can see the beaver's dam off to the right of the pond.

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Saturday Sky, taken Thursday April 26, 2007 Beaver Pond at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island NY.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Orange you glad

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these were a fun and quick knit, although the hearts were a little silly after knitting a while shawl full of lace hearts.

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Modifiedfalling in love socks
knitpicks superwash sock yarn, dye your own.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Shineys!

The other day I checked my mail and found this:

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it was my package from the stitch marker exchange!

I quickly tore into it to find a pretty little card, and inside the hand made box, a neat little button which promptly found a home on my knitting bag, and a set of truly awesome markers.

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Thank you Danielle!!

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I especially like the middle one with the little dangly bit; it catches the light and sparkles!

Saturday Sky

more like Saturday sky, taken Sunday posted Monday. but close enough.

Saturday was my Bridal Shower and that took up most of my energy for the day, but on Sunday Bill and I went out to the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center out on Wellesley Island so he could work on the Blogger Bio Blitz.

While there I got this wonderful shot.
That's an Osprey, there were two but I could only get one on camera, and a mating pair is know to nest near where we were.
They were spectacular!

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Saturday Sky, taken Sunday April 22, 2007 around 2:00pm, Beaver Pond in the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center on Wellesley Island.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wedding veil shawl redux

ETA: thank you all for your interest in my pattern, wow, I wasn't expecting so many people! it seems there has been a little confusion as to how to obtain this pattern. the best way I have found is to click on the link below, this will open the file in acrobat from your browser, once the file is open and completely loaded, go to the file menu within acrobat and 'save as' or 'save a copy' (depending on your version of acrobat) onto your own computer.

thanks again!



Here are the modeled pictures, taken this morning.
It is a gorgeous day out, and we were surrounded by birdsong throughout the photo shoot.
(I also had the sun directly in my eyes whenever I faced the camera, so that’s why I'm all squinty)

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stats:
Yarn: Knit Picks 100% Merino bare lace weight
Needles: US size 5 inox circulars
Time: a little over a month of straight knitting
Pattern: my own, you can download the untested PDF: (open in acrobat, then save from there)

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I had a lot of fun with this pattern actually; it's a very simple knit, but made exciting by the Orenburg flavor.
Bill's mom is tickled by the flowers running up the center; she says it looks like a cat ran down the middle of the shawl. And that was actually what I was going for ;)

I had some issues getting the upside down hearts to mat the right side up ones, but that was figured out in short order.

A hint for marathon knitting like was one here: Audio Books, the knit was simple enough that I didn't need to concentrate too much, but that meant I got bored quickly, but the audio books really helped keep my brain occupied.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Free sock pattern: Naga Socks

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Ok, as promised here's the Naga socks pattern



(you will need to open the file in Acrobat, and then save it from there)

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a great big huge THANK YOU to everybody who test knit this pattern for me:
Anne Kennedy
(http://thebookwormsknitting.blogspot.com)
Beate Weindl
Carrie A. Barnhardt
Jean McDevitt
Mandy Harvey
(http://knitster1.wordpress.com)
Martha Onusconich
Mary Strauss
Monique C
(http://blog.360.yahoo.com/mcuillerier)
Patricia Schoonover
Robin Minkel
(http://kitten-knittin.blogspot.com/)
Susan Crowder Cyr
(http://susanofalltrades.blogspot.com)
Trek
(http://trekcelt.blogspot.com/index.html)
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look! content!

Jen of JenLa said I should show in progress pics of my shawl just to show the difference between finished and unfinished.

Unfortunately not a day after I got her comment I finished the shawl!

Yesterday I set it to block at the motel, and I'll be picking it up tonight, I'll have modeled pictured tomorrow.

Unblocked, it came out to roughly 5 feet:
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Blocking: seven and a half feet x 26 inches:
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Speaking of jenla
Thanks to everybody here for voting for my adorable critters in La's contest of DeFeet. My menagerie tied for there category and I recently received this in my mailbox:

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I love them La, Thank you!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Sky

the blog has been devoid of knitting content lately.
I know...I suck.
the problem is that I've been knitting almost exclusively on the wedding veil shawl, which is really long, and hard to photograph well, so I really don't have much to talk about.
I'm almost done though, so things should be getting a little more interesting around here soon.

to tide you over... here have a pretty Saturday Sky.

the air was positively thick with birdsong this evening while I was out taking the picture, it's getting toward mating season and everybody was putting on a good show.

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Saturday Sky, taken Saturday, April 14, 2007, at 7:30pm, out back of the platypus nest.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saturday Sky

spring has once again retreated from the North Country.
It was cold and blustery and snowing today.

Blech,
At least there was a pretty sky for Bill's Birth Day.

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Saturday Sky, take Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 6:40pm out back of the platypus nest.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Podcast and new socks

the newest episode of Whiskers in a Twisted Stitch just went live.
This weeks episode includes music by George Fletcher's Bourbon Renewal, Asymmetry, .22, Unkle Bonehead, Beau Hall, and Charlie Crow.

Besides the podcast I haven't been up to much.
The wedding veil shawl is coming along splendidly, but has become too long to photograph very well. I've started a new pair of socks. It's a slight variation on the Falling in Love socks from magknits I had to futz with it a little to get them to fit in my desired gauge.

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It is so hard to properly take pictures of red and orange! Ugh.
Trust me, these look much better in person.

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