Friday, April 28, 2006

Knitting at Botanica

I am backdating this as I feel obligated to post something. Work took me to KC for a couple of days and I've had no knitting time. Last Sunday, I met Lia at Botanica for an afternoon of flowers and knitting. Did you know you could purchase tulip bulbs there now for $.15 each in all different colors? That's a pretty good deal.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Oh, So Santa Fe

This Mitered Moss Poncho by iknitiative was a breeze to knit and is perfect for my upcoming trip to Santa Fe, NM. Although, right now, it's kinda hard to be excited about a wool poncho when today's temperature was a record breaking 96 degrees!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Blocking Poncho

The poncho panels are complete and now laying out to dry. I blocked and sprayed with water and the wool was smelling a little "sheepy" so I added a little Bath & Body Warm Vanilla body splash to the water bottle spray. I'm hoping the finished poncho will fit as good as it smells!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Hair-Do

Believe it --- I cut about six inches off my hair. Growing out bangs has given me so much grief that I decided to even it all up so growing it out wouldn't look so shaggy. I know it's short -- but my hair grows fast.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Felt Clogs

Here's one of my most favorite things. I've probably made over 20 pairs as gifts for family and friends over the years. This is the third pair for myself. I've lost one pair at a hotel and I wear my grey and charcoal ones just about every day so I felt the need to make another pair to match all my camo.

Phase I: Knit from 3 skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted wool

Phase II: Shrink to fit with two agitation cycles in hot water washing machine

Phase III: Dry and trim up mohair fuzz with clippers