Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Friday, June 30, 2006
New Project

I call it: "pure white, white and biscuit, cream, or all biscuit"

Any idea why?

Anne at 8:22 PM        

Sunday, June 18, 2006
Oh My God! She Posted About Knitting!

Yes, it's true. A post with actual knitting content. A finished object even.

The Pomatomus socks are done, have been worn and are in the laundry basket. A new pair of socks is on the needles and I actually did a little knitting on the Jaywalkers this week. I even dog out a sock that I started 4 years ago in cotton yarn and never got past the heel on. The heel is now done and I'm decreasing down the instep.

Estes Park

Yesterday was the Estes Park Wool Market. Not as big as the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival but we in the Rockies do okay with our little fiber extravaganza. I picked up a Greensleeves Tom Foolery spindle. I've been wanting one for years and could never find one in woods I liked. Mine is Pink Ivory and Maple. I know, I should have taken a picture. I also bought a Dragon spindle from Tracy Eichem at Wooly Designs as well a basic, lightweight Comet.

In the yarn department I was quite restrained. One skein of the popular Opal Petticoat 1290, One skein of laceweight silk/yak, one skein of laceweight silk/angora, both form Skaska Designs. Two skeins of sport weight Limited Edition (wool/silk/tencel) form Brooks Farm Yarns.

And I bought an alpaca fleece from an alpaca named Angel whom I totally fell in love with. I couldn't buy her, so I bought her coat. She had not been sheared yet when I met her, that was supposed to happen this mrning. The shepherd (is that what they call alpaca owners?) will call me later this week with the total price and I will send money.

Gratuitous Puppy Picture

They are now five weeks old and starting to be lot of fun...

Oh Yeah....

The good folks at Blogger finally realized I'm not a spammer and lifted the restrictions off my blog. Someone told me it got flagged because I have so many links. Yeah, I do. I'm thinking it may be time for some house blog cleaning....

Anne at 5:19 PM        

Wednesday, June 14, 2006
When is 50 Grams Not 50 Grams?

When it's 44 grams:

This is a brand new, untouched, "50 gram" skein of Koigu. I know the (lack of) humidity in the air here in Colorado can affect the weight of yarn, but by 6 grams??

Anne at 1:25 PM        

Monday, June 12, 2006
Mine. All MINE.

Sky Watching

Knitting content will return soon. Really it will. In meantime some very cool sky pictures. We had a big storm just to the north of us last night and the sky got very interesting. Here is it looking southwest from my house.

And here is a shot at the same time looking northwest:

A few minutes later, again looking northwest. What a stange color the whole sky is!

Anne at 3:12 PM        

Wednesday, June 07, 2006
The White Torpedo

Yes, there is knitting happening. The Pomatomus Socks are about 75% done. But it's so much more fun to take pictures of puppies than yarn.

Amazing Lace

So I see I already missed the first Amazing Lace Challenge. Can I blame it on the puppies again? And my crazy weekend schedule. At least that winds up this weekend with a show close to home in Colorado Springs.

Oh yeah back to the lace. I hope to put up my response to Challenge #1 later this week. Better Late than Never. And now I see Challenge 2 has already been posted. Better get on that I guess.

Gotta go look at puppies some more now.....


Blogger has apparently decided this is potentially a "spam blog" and as such is requiring me to enter word verification to post to my own blog. I've followed the steps they gave me to get it taken of the "potential spam list" but from the reading I've done, that can sometimes take weeks, and in some cases people eventually get blocked out and can't post at all. So if I disappear for more than the ususal week or so, that's probably what has happened.

Anne at 6:36 PM        

getting a dog?
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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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