Saturday, July 28, 2007

Saturday fun

I have about 36" of the Nikko wrap done. I checked the pattern, and it's only supposed to be 60" long. It's coming along swimmingly.
I've also got about 6" of the KP&S cardigan done. Gawd, I hope I have enough yarn.

I also made some 100% Whole Wheat Bread.

Friday, July 27, 2007

New Toy!

Sam got me a new camera for our Anniversary. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. It's a Panasonic DMC-FX12. Our other camera was okay, but technology has come so far since we purchased it.

Here is a shot of Boy.

And, some yarn porn for you.

This is hand-spun hand-dyed yarn I bought a jillion years ago form E-Bay. The wrappers say they were hand-spun or spun with a drop spindle by Gladys McRae from Texas. Each of the bundles of yarn have been left undyed or dyed with natural dyes. The ones that are dyed have Gladys's handwriting on the type of dyes. Some say Tickseed + Ammonia, Lichen etc. They are most likely too precious for me to actually use in something. I enjoy looking at the little balls of yarn so much. I have a big gallon Ziploc bag full of them. Who would even begin to guess what the yardage is. I suppose I could make a free-form purse with them. They are all natural colors. White, browns, and yellows.

Tonight, I'll do the prep work for bread baking tomorrow. I'm going to make a whole wheat bread.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Relaxing Sunday

It's nice when you are expecting a house guest. A little extra cleaning always feels good. I have decided to make portobello goat cheese lasagna with flashy green sauce and a green salad with anise croutons with vinaigrette for Bruce's dinner. Both recipes are by Didi Emmons.

I cast on for the KP& S cardigan. (It's the second cardigan.) It should move quickly as the yarn is a heavy worsted and needles are a size 9. I'm using the hand spun and some Noro Big Kureyon in color 1 around the shoulders. I just want to be sure I have enough yarn, as it will be impossible to get any more of the hand spun (purchased at least 10 years ago on eBay). Another warm sweater for when the winter weather sucks in Kansas.

Tonight, we will celebrate Tate's birthday at my parents' house. I'm going to give her the Chanelish-Cardigan jacket, the black Fetching glovelets and a gift certificate to Wild Oats. She wanted the kombucha, but it's not quite ready. When it is, she'll get the mushroom, some tea, and the vessel so that she can prepare it at her place.