Saturday, January 22, 2011

knitting, cooking, and a dog

Started the back of a baby sweater today, click here for the pattern. The yarn is Bernat Softee Baby in mint, but it looks blue on our monitor. Still finding projects to use up the leftover yarn from Matthew's log cabin afghan. Wish the texture showed up better,even a closeup didn't show it well, you'll have to go to the pattern site to see it. Lots of purling, which isn't a favorite but so far it is a fast knit. Stopped at the point where you are supposed to place markers for the sleeves.

Still working on the handspun sweater, have one and a half bobbins spun, and should finish the second bobbin by tomorrow night at the latest. A day for the yarn to dry, then back at it. Anyone else have multiple projects going lately, and what are they? Would love to hear what you are working on.

Tonight's dinner,lasagna. It's been awhile since we have had it, and sounded so good at the grocery store. Good and filling for the weather we have been having lately. Lots of snow, and zero degree temps will zap anyone's energy.

This is pseudo sourdough bread, click here for the recipe. It didn't turn out like I expected, but it made a soft, tasty bread all the same. I didn't use a bread machine, though; used the mixer to mix and knead the dough,let rise, then baked in the oven along with the lasagna.

This is my walking buddy, Noel. aka Alice ( Cooper) She found us at the humane society last summer, and has been entertaining us ever since. Every day we walk, unless the weather is too nasty. She loves running up the snowbanks, which are 6-7 feet tall at this point and will get higher.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Some progress on the handspun sweater

Here it is after 4 skeins of yarn are almost used up. Time to make more, there is plenty of the roving left. I will probably get started on it Wed. at our spinning meeting. Also have another baby's top down pullover on the needles in a dark rose color, and it's time to weave rugs, also. The shuttles are wound with rags, and waiting for me, just don't have the inclination to get down there right now.

I taught a group of knitters how to make stitch markers a few weeks ago. We had a pot luck, lots of knitting and fiber talk, what could be better than that?