Monday, January 15, 2007


Today was a prolific day. It started about 12:30 PM with the spinning of at least a half dozen rolags of fuzzy's wool.

We had an in-service day today by presenter Steve Sassaman on Differentiated Instuction. I took along a few knitting projects, sat right in the front and knitted the entire time. He even made comment that in one class he was teaching he saw a woman knitting and thought sarcastically, 'oh boy, she's gonna to be contributing lots' when in fact she did because she was able to better concentrate with busy hands... so he didn't mind and I also did more than my share of insightful contribution (need to blow my own horn...superintendent said so LOL)

At any rate, I took along DH's tie and this is the progress I made. This is indeed the tie that has been frogged too many times to count, giving me the new name Penelope. It is far from finished, but I made quite a bit of progress today. The stitch is a bit consuming, but I think it will be well worth it... and DH will have himself a custom designed one of a kind tie. This version was started Friday late afternoon.

Also when my hands got tired of the tiny #2 bamboo needles I switched over to the umbilical cord hat. I'm happy to say that I finished it this evening.

Pattern: Umbilical Cord Hat by Jennifer L. Jones
found in Stitch 'n Bitch: the knitter's handbook by Debbie Stoller
Yarn: Plymouth Fantasy Naturale 100% mercerized cotton made in Brazil
Color: 9702 Yellow, Orange Multi-color
Weight: worsted
Needle: Size 7 16" Addi's and Size 7 bamboo dpn

And the last addition to the FO's. KAL for Dishcloth Fun This was actually finished on Saturday, I just hadn't taken a picture.

Pattern: Fountain Lace by smariek
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Light Blue
Needle Size: #7 Knitpicks Options

I highly urge you to visit marie's blog. She has many beautiful cloth patterns there. Enough to keep us busy for quite some time.

I leave you with my first attempt at an artistic shot. I've been especially inspired by these 2 blogs:
I live on a farm and Yarnstorm


firefly8868 said...

Oh, a beautiful artistic photo indeed!

Best wishes to you,

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

Hi Carole,

I have TAGGED you! Wanna play tag? Visit my blog at: for the rules!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

g-girl said...

have you seen the new heart lace cloth up @ smariek's blog? i read those two blogs too. :)

carole said...

hardly, but it's a start. I LOVE your blog... it gives me such inspiration!

carole said...

It's beautiful.. Marie's cloths are so nice... and those 2 blogs are possibly my favorites. Firefly has a great talent for writing, and photography and...... so creative!