Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yesterday I made this:

Another Moebius basket from Cat Bordhi's book. This is Malabrigo, and it felted like BUTTER, people!! Butter! Well, perhaps that is not the correct simile, since butter doesn't reallly felt. It felted like ..........uh ...........well.....really nicely feltable yarn. This is for niece Grace as a birthday present. It will contain these:

Spool dollies!!! From etsy ("ericadaley" is the seller). Once I saw these I went out of my mind at the extreme level of cuteosity. I bought 9, and that was because I was restraining myself.  Look! Couldn't you just die??!!!


I also knocked out this:

Tweed Beret from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. Plymouth Tweed, which is softer to knit with than I thought it would be. I'm a sucker for rustic, crunchy, tweedy yarn and kind of accept its "rustic quality" (euphemism for really scratchy and rough) as part of the package. But this was nice. It also demonstrated why you should never throw out Interweaves - I never looked twice at that pattern 2 years ago, but it was exactly what I'm interested in right now.

Finally, I started (and finished) this:

This is the Raha Scarf from Estonian Lace Knitting by Nancy Bush. It is the least lacy project in the book. The other shawls are gorgeous, but they're kind of 2005/2006 for me. But I will hold on to the book, because I know I'll get back in to lace knitting someday. The yarn is Arucania Ranco Solid, which I picked up at Hildreth's. I'm not familiar with it because it is a KFI product, but it is absolute heaven to knit with.

You might notice how much these projects are adult sweaters for Momogus Knits, yes? Yes? No, Diana, they're not anything like adult sweaters for Momogus Knits. The adult sweaters you swore you would work on starting January 1? It's only 6 weeks later. I did think about them a little last night, as I lay awake staring at the ceiling because I suspect I was given regular coffee instead of decaf at dinner last night. We went out with friends to Earth Bread and Brewery last night, which was mighty awesome. But at 1:00 am when I was still up watching Hugh Grant movies on Oxygen, I suspected foul play by our server. As a former waitress, I'll admit that I often served people decaf when they had asked for regular - because someone else had the coffee pot or there was no fresh coffee or whatever - but there's a code of honor that you don't serve someone regular when they ask for decaf. [Then Gus and his friend Kenan woke up at 6:30 am this morning and asked for eggs and waffles for breakfast and that's why I'm writing this crazy rambly post......]

Having been admonished for being silly by many many folks, I am trying to get more excited about the Phillies. It's not that I don't think they'll be good; it's that even if they do win the World Series again, it won't be as great as last year. That's all. I guess when the season starts I'll be more into it.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Curlygirl said...

Hey, how come this didn't post until today (Thursday)? Weird.

I LOVE the little pink basket for the spool dollies. Looking at them I can't help but wonder if these weren't a pre-curser to the orginal Fisher-Price Little People. Hm.

Dare I mention Top Chef? Poor Carla! I loved that Stefan was trying to comfort her. I've never had anything sous vide before, but it seems like boilable bags, and the idea of steak done in a boilable bag is YUCK-Y! Particularly when a grilled steak would have been delicious! You can't go wrong with that.

11:16 AM  
Blogger diana said...

CG - I wrote it a couple of days ago, but hadn't taken the pictures. The spool dollies look much like the Fisher-Price people but I think she just made these.

Ooof - Top Chef. Why did Carla listen to Casey? WHY? As much as I adore her, caving in like that meant that she was not Top Chef. It was like she wasn't there for the rest of the episodes when she won for being herself. As for Hosea, I can't imagine being less excited about the TC winner. Stefan would have been better (and I too loved him for trying to comfort Carla!)

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Curlygirl said...

I meant that maybe spool dollies were an old fashioned toy (that the etsy person recreated) that orginally inspired the Fisher Price Little People.

I thought the same thing about Carla. If she didn't trust her own food enough to stick with it or was so easily swayed to do something she's never done before, she shouldn't be Top Chef.

Unfortunately, if the winner was being judged soley on the meal they presented at the finale then Hosea actually deserved to win. Bleh. How disappointing.

(Hey, my verification word is "accha" which made me think of "acka lacka ching, acka lacka chow, here come three witches now!" 'Member? Now that I've typed that I'm wondering if that was a thing with Sarah or with you. Hm. And like so many of our weird little sisterly inside jokes, I have NO IDEA to what that kooky saying referred to!)

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

WHAT are you girls talking about?

5:32 PM  
Blogger diana said...

WA HA HA HA!!! Poor GG! Now that I re-read the comments, you might think that CG and I are insane. But we're just talking about the season finale of "Top Chef" which is a reality show. Oh, and spool dollies!!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

OH.

9:42 PM  

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