Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lana Grossa Baby Kid Shawl

Picture on the pattern
Finished the Lana Grossa shawl.  I used Sandness Silk yarn... a combination of kid mohair, silk and wool.  The pictures of this shawl aren't very good. I really need a model with arms.


Monday, March 19, 2012

January Cowl
Realized when I posted the off white January Cowl that I never posted a finished picture of the fall version.  Check out Jumper Cables Knitting...she has some really nice patterns available on  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

January Cowl
Gave this to my sister in law Shana
Made out of three balls of Carraig Donn 100% merino imported from Ireland
And while I'm taking pictures of the cowl, I get the "I'd like a cookie now" pose. 

A very quiet St. Patrick's Day at our house :)

After spending a wonderful day at The Stitching Post ( ( in Catonsville with a dear friend, I spent the remainder of my St. Paddy's Day knitting with some completely yummy Irish yarn imported from County Mayo.  What can I say? We can't all be dancing a jig with a beer in our hand....we'd drop our stitches :) And since the hubster is 10 hours away looking for our next house, I didn't cook this year.
So I guess the big question for today is...Do we want to renovate a third house?  Do we want a house that is move in ready but not in quite the private location we were hoping for? Not that we run around the backyard naked or anything but it would be nice to let the dog out in the morning to do her business and not have any of the neighbors see me in my red plaid L.L. Bean flannel bathrobe and Uggs telling my dog to "go peep peeps".  I hear the view from the front porch looked down into a valley and would be lovely in the fall.  There was an unfinished attic that could be turned into my sewing room and an unfinished basement that could be turned into the Marine Corps Man Cave but the rest of the house was totally lovely.
Or do we go for the house in the ideal location that requires at least 6 months (he says) of intense improvements probably requiring us to be in Lowe's or Home Depot every weekend to make the house presentable and liveable?  I mean really how much damage could those two pitbulls and six cats have done?  And more importantly do "Alibi" and "Bullet" and "Those Darn Cats" convey?  :)