Friday, January 29, 2010

Nano's New Duds

The old iPod cozy was looking very ragged so I made a new one.  Zune Wallet is the pattern.  KnitPicks Main Line is the yarn.

I like that it folds over; the old one was basically a sock and the iPod slid out into my purse.

In other knitting news I finished my hair of the mo cardi,  Vera, knit in Drops Vivaldi.


It turned out to be a bit too loose around the neck.  I have since tightened it up a bit by simply running a length of yarn across the back and pulling it in.  Much better.  It's a lovely cozy cardigan, light as a feather.

It's a grey day today, inside my head and outside as well.  I have a migraine.   Rrrgh.  Tomorrow will be a better day.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Can It Be?

Yes, these are snowdrops taken from my front garden this morning.  It has been so warm that the bulbs are starting to come up and trees are starting to bud.  Unfortunately we are bound to get some freezing temperatures in February, causing these brave little souls to disappear.  

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pretty Things and F.O.'s

Check out these pretty stitch markers that Tink gave me for Christmas. I get a smile with every row - love 'em!  The pattern is Eastlake by Norah Gaughan.

Vine Yoke Cardi (pattern by Ysolda Teague) - knit with Malabrigo Worsted (hollyhock)

Ribbit (pattern by Susan B. Anderson)

Piper (pattern by Christa Giles) - knit with Patons Classic Wool

Cropped Cardi with Leaf Ties (Pattern by Stefanie Japel) - knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca

And, of course, some vanilla socks - knit with BMFA Socks That Rock

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Grim Reminder

It is bucketing down rain outside and I was grumbling to myself about having to don waterproof gear to go out this morning.  Then I thought to myself - I have a warm house, my family is healthy and safe, our roads are driveable, buildings intact.  Meanwhile, Haiti is devastated.  In a twist of fate it could have been us.  So I told myself to shut up and be grateful.  And I donated to Doctors Without Borders.  If you click the button Knitters Without Borders it will take you to the Yarn Harlot's blog.  Let her know how much you have donated and she'll enter it into the Knitters' tally.  As she says, "if you can afford to knit, you can afford to donate".