Saturday, February 20, 2016


I finished these socks yesterday; I started them in MAY of last year. Yikes. 

They aren't even remotely identical but I knit them from a Gale's Art sock flat, which is yarn already knit up, dyed and stamped, and you unravel the flat piece of knitting as you go. I'm not sure that it would be possible to cut the yarn to get identical socks; I doubt it.The yarn is all squiggly (technical term) and a little difficult to control. I'm sure I didn't get gauge because the squiggles (technical term) wouldn't allow me to hold the yarn tightly, but then, I never really try to get gauge, so it doesn't actually matter. (Don't tell the knitting police on me!) Kitchenering the toe was really fiddly because of all the squiggles.

AND, last week I finished my Easy Folded Poncho in this purple silk. The yarn, Shibui Knits Heichi, has been discontinued, and I can't imagine why. It drapes beautifully. Shibui! Re-think this decision, please!

So now I am laser-light focussed on finishing up projects before I begin another.

Hah, hah, hah, hah, hah............

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Just Back

From Austin, Texas, where I went to celebrate second grand-daughter's 13th birthday.  My daughter now has TWO teenaged daughters!!! (Good luck, H.)

I went from this gorgeous weather:

back to Georgia, where it is now snowing. It's pretty, but it won't last.

We took Feebee to a dog park where she had the best time running and playing with other dogs her size, but what is a mystery is how dogs determine who is the leader. A dog that looked like a German Shorthaired Pointer, but with a long tail, arrived, and ALL of the dogs immediately followed it, chasing and running all over the park. Not fighting, just playing. I guess it was the alpha dog, but who decided that?

My 15-year old granddaughter, who must climb all.the.things found a tree to occupy herself in:

And the day before, when we drove through the LBJ Ranch, I found Air Force One-Half! No joke. That's what the sign said. There is a runway on the ranch, but it can only accommodate small planes, hence the tiny Air Force One-Half:

I peeked inside through plexiglass doors, and it is really small! It can maybe hold eight passengers.

We didn't have time to go through the house the day we were there, but we did drive around the ranch, which is still a working ranch, with cattle wandering loose on the land.  

We didn't have enough time because we were on our way back from Comfort, Texas, a cute, cute, cute town with lots to see, including shops in buildings from the 1800s. The prettiest yarn/needlepoint/cross-stitch/weaving/felting shop EVAR is there, in what appears to be an old Victorian style building, with large rooms and high ceilings. We spent way too much time there, of course, and even, imagine this, found yarn to buy. 

This is yarn in a bundle for this project, the Magic Three Yarn Scarf and Wrap:

I had more photos from the trip, but I can't find them. My 15-year old granddaughter helped me "organize" my photos by putting them in Google photos, so that I would have room on my iPad for games my 7-year old granddaughter wanted to download. Now I can't find the photos!!!

Not to worry. The next time I see her, I'm sure she will find them for me in a matter of minutes.

Saturday, February 6, 2016