Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Friday, March 31, 2006
In Celebration of Pink and Red

Unlike my friend Christy, who suffered thru this months Project Spectrum assignment - Pink and Red - it was easy for me. I started my project, a pair of socks, a couple weeks ago and finished them up yesterday:

Why was this such an easy month for me? Take a look around...

We have pink and red clothing...

.... footwear....

.... purses, totebags and even a pink themed wallet.

Lots of pink and red shawls, scarves, hats and mittens....

...and accessories of all types.

Just so you don't think it's all about me... the dogs have red and pink stuff too. Collars, leashes and harnesses.

And then we have the sporting goods which have a definite leaning towards the pink side. Missing is the picture of the pink golf bag with matching pink golf balls.

And then of course there is the pink and red around the house.

The couch...

... and towels....

...for the pink (yes really) bathroom.

Not pictured are my pink sunglasses, red dish drainer and matching sink mat, red garden buckets, pink cleaning caddy, pink and black fur blanket, white mountain scooter with the red tires, red ATV.... oh my.... the pink and red list just goes on and on and on.......

Next month will be tough... I am not an orange and yellow kinda girl at all. Watch me suffer now Christy :)

Anne at 10:27 AM        

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Tuesday Morning Round-Up

1) Mystery Shawl - I started out behind on this project when the first clue was released while I was away and I'm still behind. Part way thru Clue 2 at this point.

2) Project Spectrum Socks - turned the heel and heading towards the toe. The Dale Baby Ull is so soft but it splits like crazy.

3) Evergreen Cardi - It's a Manos pattern but I'm using Malabrigo - has there ever been a wool yarn this soft??? I swear it feels like it has silk in it.

4) Sea Foam Lace Shawl - I bought this yarn and pattern last year at Lalana in Taos and I have been thinking about it constantly. I kept telling myself I needed to finish some other things first. This past weekend I finally decided..... What the heck?! You can never have too much lace on the needles! It's working up VERY fast on Size 10s.

5) Diamond Fantasy Shawl - I've seen this shawl knit up all over blogland and finally decided to start mine. It knits up really fast and when it's done, it's Done. No edging to knit on.

6) Work on the FLAK continues. I'm trying the Magic Loop method on the sleeves. I'm not sure if I like the technique or not (I'm usually a 2 circs kind of girl) but I'm going to finish out the sleeve with it before I make a final decision.

7) Swatch of Debbie Bliss Baby Casmerino for a cardigan I just started. Love the yarn but the idea of an entire sweater knit on size 3 needles is daunting!

8) Swatch of Rowan Denim for a lace and cable cardigan

Finished! Finished! Finished!

First the Neopolitan Socks I started last month:

And a pair of Sock Bug's Lacy Scallops. These socks were so much fun to knit I finished them in a week!

Anne at 10:34 AM        

Friday, March 10, 2006
Blog Burn Out

Yes, I'm still alive.

Yes, I've been knitting. Finished a pair of socks. Started another pair.

I'm apparently experiencing total blog burnout. It's not like I post everyday like Wendy, so I don't really know what my problem is. I have little desire to either post to this blog or even read others blogs.

I'm sure I'll get over it. Maybe.

Here's what I've been up to the past three weeks:

Went to the 4 day Denver show. It was cold. VERY COLD. -13 at night. Hovering around 0 during the day.

Spent the next week catching up on work - how is it that missing two days of work takes 4 days to recover from?

Spent a week in Arizona at the 5 day Scottsdale dog shows. Good friends and family. 75 degree weather. Loooong drive made SO much easier thanks to Brenda Dayne and Marie Irshad. Maybe blogs seem so mundane after listening to very cool podcasts for 1600 miles?

Then I had to catch up on missing five days of work.

And between all that I was doing this too:

Anne at 10:29 PM        

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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions

29. Rosedale
Patons SWS

28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro

27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS

26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble

25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull

24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair

23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky

22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece

21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool

20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim

19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud

18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel

17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace

16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat

15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk

14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life

13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk

12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace

11. Evergreen Cardi

10. Mystery Shawl 3

9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock

8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace

7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted

6. Peacock Feathers lace

5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze

4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion

3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca

2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace

1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool


finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor


finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf


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