Friday, June 12, 2009

flummoxed

That describes the dog with me home all day. I think she may be secretly disappointed not to be able to greet me in the afternoons. We've kept to our walk in the a.m. regimen, beating the rain on several occasions.



The makings of the Karma Throw. Who knew Mission Falls made cotton yarn asked the girl assuming it would be wool. It's a very interesting textury sort of fiber and while it's maybe not my favorite thing to knit with, I believe I will be pleased with the washable results.



Sock Count- I'm up to three. I have a working theory on using stash yarn. I'm not sure if we are psychologically disposed to use it as we should. The stripey yarn came as a destash prize from knitnight Marc. I had no problems ripping it open and laying down a sock. As I ponder using yarn that I purchased and have marinating, I am less inclined to do so. What's up with that? Is it the "what if the perfect pattern comes along and I've used that yarn already?" syndrome. As if more yarn could never be gotten. Like I said, it's a working theory. No conclusions yet.



I've been googling peasant skirts and believe that they are the most perfect article of summer clothing for my buddha belly and not always perfectly shorn legs. The link is a "how-to" without messing around with those pesky patterns. That may be next week's goal. I can only hope that the fabrics at Joanne's are more appealing than the yarns.

Also- note to self. Spices make food taste better. We whimsically picked up chicken seasoning and miraculously ate food last night that, as Mr. Sophanne put it, "didn't taste like you were eating it because it was good for you." All Hail Chicken Seasoning.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Liza Jane looks alert to me. I'm easily fooled though. I agree with your working theory on stash yarn. I am exactly the same way. And, peasant skirts are wonderful for many reasons. In the winter they look fab with boots, too!

vanfox23 said...

yay for seasonings! I have a recipe for pork chops and gravy that is awesome if you are interested. I love the multi-colored sock, however it looks lonely hanging there. It needs a partner. As for Joann's the fabric selection is awesome. There is a Joann's in Robinson that is huge-HUGE. The fabric is endless there. Good luck on the peasant skirt....

Haley said...

love that striped sock! what yarn is it?

wvmountainmama said...

Yes, yes, yes to the skirt. I get many compliments on mine whenever I wear it, and I have since procured a couple of store-bought ones. The pattern you're using should help you avoid the "pleats" my mom mentioned. See, I had to totally redo the skirt b/c it was too long (that's when the gathers really turned into pleats- and they're not that bad). With that calculator on your pattern site, you shouldn't have that prob!

I had a skirt-buying adventure in NYC this weekend-I'll blog it.

Mary Beth said...

I have refused to purchase yarn w/ the goal of using my stash & not spending money needlessly. Well what do you know...I haven't knitted at all, lol. Stash yarn definately has some sort of "drome" attached to it.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yeah, stash yarn is a drag. But if you keep it long enough, forget you owned it, well then it becomes brand new! Ask me how I know!!