Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Busy Weekend

raccoon on the porch

The OC Knitter has been very busy. What, you say? Doing something other than knitting? Well, the weekend started out with a lecture at the meeting of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancectral Research (SHHAR). The subject was early California. I have an interest in genealogy and spend a lot of time looking up family and friends. After the meeting, a drive up to the mountains for a family get together, (with a visit from the above raccoon) a Pancake Breakfast put on by the Rotary Club & shopping at yard sales. And no knitting. All this with sciatica pain. I'm resting now.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Another Hedgehog?

Can you guess what my next project is going to be? I had to have this pattern as soon as I saw it. I have had a thing about hedgehogs for several years. And a large collection. This shows only a very, very small section. I'll be looking through my stash for some appropriate yarn. This is bound to be a project that I'll actually finish.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Knitting Weather

A rare late spring storm is bringing rain over the OC tonight. Just the sort of weather for curling up on the couch and knitting. But wait - any weather is knitting weather to an obsessive knitter!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Mason-Dixon Washcloth

I checked out the new Mason-Dixon Knitting book from the library. It's written by two knitting bloggers in a folksy, chatty way. It was entertaining to read, but, I wasn't interested in many of the projects. I knit this up fast, it's a
chenille washcloth - looks more like a gift bag. I made it without the bobbles. More decorative than useful. (The bar of soap is from the Marukai 98 cents plus store).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Flowers for my Anniversary



In honor of my one month blog anniversary, I present you with flowers from my garden.
And you thought all I ever did was knit! Well, almost. I do enjoy a bit of gardening, too.

Monday, May 08, 2006

More Spirals

This is the finished spiral bag from Oneskein. It was knit without the tabs in the pattern. It just didn't look right with the tabs, maybe because of the chunky yarn. Not the yarn called for, but something from my stash. I tried to set the picture like the one in the book. Don't you think it looks good? Of course, I'm not sure what use I would have for this bag. An idea will come to me if I wait long enough.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Big Mama's Hat

Hat knit for Eunice's grandmother, affectionately called Big Mama by her family. Knit from Patons Devine. One skein made two hats. The first hat given to Big Mama was made BB (before blog) in a feather and fan pattern. This one is a favorite pattern in a simple yarn over stitch. Big Mama sent a bottle of wine as a thank you. Not necessary, but very much appreciated!