Sunday, July 25, 2010

Low Hanging Fruit

This is my first honeydew melon. It climbed up a rose bush and is now on, getting bigger everyday.



And a little eggplant as well.

Friday, July 16, 2010

KAL Update and New Stash

So I have done a little stash enhancement this week. I know, I didn't need more yarn, but that is never really the point now is it? On Thursday after work, I stopped by Knitting Sisters in Williamsburg and picked up one of the new fall colors from Mountain Colors, it is called Thunderstorm. And a new pair of sock blockers as I lost one of a pair. Now how do you lose just one sock blocker I have no idea but I did and have searched for months and can not find the thing. I bought metal ones this time, if I lose one I can borrow the DH's metal detector and find it again. I hope.

Then today I went to a local craft store they were having a bit of a sale and I picked up some yummy cotton and some Vanna's baby yarn, because you can never have too much baby yarn, right? Sort of like sock yarn.

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Also in knitting news this week, we are progressing nicely with our KAL. I have finished the bottom portion of the Drop Stitch Tank Top and have started the bodice. A curious thing though. The bottom portion is stockinette stitch which has a tendency to curl, but mine was not, I was pleased and thought perhaps the weight of the yarn had something to do with this. But after I had reached the point of dropping the stitches and unraveling them down to the cast on edge, it is now starting to curl in true stockinette fashion. Bother!

The bodice is knit in a K1P1 ribbing, and it going along nicely.

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Happy Knitting Everyone!

Monday, July 5, 2010

TDF Day Three

Day two was a wash, I basically crashed out. So many unexpected things got in the way for Day Two. But, I'm back spinning for Day Three as evidenced here:

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I have to break out my big camera as my little pocket sized auto focus camera is getting worse and worse with it's focusing abilities. So time to break out the good stuff. My Pentax, auto or manual focus 35mm. And while I was taking pics, I thought that Purl hadn't had her picture taken in a while so here she is, cooling her tailpipe in the garage.

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She is sporting a new back rest. Sorry for the Chammy cloth in the photo but I keep it handy so I can wipe her down when we get back from a little venture.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tour de Fleece and Team Silver Sun Alpacas

Today is the start of the Tour de France and therefore the start of the Tour de Fleece! Very exciting!



I will be starting the tour with some of my handdyed Soutdown Babydoll, I call this Team Radio Shack red:

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This is my first year spinning in the tour so I'm very excited!

I've also started my drop stitch tank from the latest issue of Vogue Knitting in yellow. I hope to have it finished by the end of the Tour so I can wear yellow for victory!