We’ve been listening to The Beatles lately. (Mainly the new album “Love” put together by George Martin. It’s phenomenal.) I asked Sam why their sound changed so dramatically from the early albums. His reply… LSD. Yup. That explains a lot. So, I give you Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds as portrayed in the movie Yellow Submarine.
You gotta admit that the artwork/music combo is pretty awesome. I bet Walter totally loves this movie.
Because the world has decided to explode around me while we were on vacation, the pictures are delayed until I can deal with my destroyed garden bed, the sudden appearance of fleas, and overwhelming depression. In the meantime, I am trying to find some order in the chaos. More upbeat posts to come in the future…
Can anyone tell me why I have a dozen size I hooks? Methinks it is time to cull the herd…
The side/abdomen pain is back with a vengeance. Not sure if I want to go in for more scans that will have them telling me nothing is wrong with me.
I cannot believe how much it has rained since we got to California. What happened to the sunshine state? Well, at least we’re indoors working at Stitches West! As usual, I’m at the Oregon Woodworker’s booth selling fabulous swifts. I’ve already spotted a few famous bloggers wandering about. Jenny and Nichole from Stash & Burn wandered past the booth. And then I saw IrishGirlie with an adorable little girl. (Of course I was busy working and could only smile.)
There are fantastic things to see at the market. My goal this year is to find great crocheted items to bring back to the yarn shop. So far I’ve been really impressed with the crochet (and knit) designs from Kira K. I picked up a pattern from Green Mountain Spinnery called Kristy. StitchDiva also has some great crocheted hats that are calling to me. Plus I picked up some great stitch markers with an adorable case from Miss Purl. I still haven’t gotten a chance to see the entire show, but I’m working on it…
Tomorrow, I’ll be at booth #904. So if you’re at the show, come say hi!
This gorgeous little number took just under two weeks to make. It was also nothing but ribbing. While ribbing may have great visual appeal and its mindlessness makes it a great take-anywhere project… It is BORING. Thankfully, the fluffy soft alpaca made up for it. Apologies for the badly lit camera phone pictures. I was feeling lazy. (The colors are most accurate in the second picture.)
This shrug is leaving me tomorrow to go to its forever home with a friend who is recovering from surgery. I hope she likes it.
The pattern is N026 from Plymouth Yarns and features Baby Alpaca Grande, I used a hand dye color of the same manufacture. One cool thing about this project is there is no shaping and only two little seams. You basically make a big rectangle, add in two seams to make some armholes and voila! A finished garment. Project details can be found on Ravelry.
Tip: When knitting with alpaca, wear a matching shirt so the fluff doesn’t show up so badly. Do not wear black unless you are working with black alpaca!
I woke up a little grumpy this morning after the cat did a flying leap onto my bladder. An ex-coworker posted this on Facebook and it was just what I needed. Hoping your frosty (or snowy) morning is brightened a little.