Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Little Knitting.......


I HAVE been knitting, and I'll show you a couple of pictures. For some reason I suddenly remembered the "Calorimetry" pattern on Knitty . This one is my THIRD, yes THIRD, ladies and gennulmens. The first looked much like this - I showed it to my friend Donna, who MUCH admired it....so I gave it to her.

The second one I made out of that hot pink (!) yarn and gave it to Dawn (I made her a stripey pink-and-black which was wicked UGLY; I did give it to her, but she had to have something else too). The next one I made out of yarn which proved stretchy and it's too big for me. I'll find someone it'll fit.......

Here's the one I made AFTER the too-big one, being determined to have one of my own, and you can see how the button goes. I love the thing.

And then I told Bethie that I'd make her one (in exchange for a recipe for naan - I get the better deal, I think) out of Noro:

I haven't put the button on it yet -- I want a really nice one, and if I can't find one here (can you believe it, I don't have a button jar!!) I'll get one at the LYS, I'm sure. I'm fascinated by the way the color worked up; being as it can be worn either way, you can quite a different effect. (I may make me one out of Noro too...)

The other things that have occupied my thoughts lately are the weather of the last few days (it's better now); I apologize for the crummy photos-from-the-teevee, but you can see the numbers:

These are NOT, mind you, "wind chill". Gets a little nippy here in Cheesehead land. We're hearty here.

And last -- but not least........

Gil Grissom has left CSI! The Lovely Daughter didn't like the ending -- I DID! I was Entirely Satisfied with the whole thing.

Now -- I'm sitting on the sofa. I have my laptop (like you couldn't tell that), I have TWO knitting baskets with projects in 'em, I have a cup of tea, I have an open notebook and my pencil -- and I'm watching the beginning of the Inauguraton festivities. I ma open a new Post and write as I watch -- but there'll be another post, later....when I've had some time to ruminate.

You're here with me, aren't you, Willie?............

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful!!!!!

Bethie

Alwen said...

brrr! You need you a 1.3 quadrillion-gallon lake upwind like I've got to keep you warm! It was only -9 F here yesterday morning.

MollyBeees said...

Look at you go! The purple and green one stretched out on the sofa like that looks like a big psychedelic smile!

cheesehead with sticks said...

That is the ONLY way I think I would have been happy with CSI to end. I didn't catch a lot of the later episodes, but I was sure to watch the last couple. I was not happy about Grissam leaving at all, until that last minute.

Jamwes said...

How can you possibly not have a button jar? I am ashamed to even know you. LOL