Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm Up for WIP Wednesday!

Should be done real soon… Riiiiigghhht.

Flirty Tank

But maybe it'll go faster now that it has a friend…

Yarn Bowl

Isn't it cool?! It's a Yarn Bowl from the Knit Witch. I've been stalking her site, waiting for one in pinks to appear, and one did last week! It's Bowl # 201. I love it! It's so cool to knit from! The little ball just spins, and spins…

Flirty Tank with Yarn Bowl

Oh, it's the the Flirty Tank from Y2K in Gedifra Topas.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Who's Been Eating My Porridge?…

MMMM… not too hot, not too cold… said goldipillar…

Actually, it was eating my parsley. C said to kill it, but I had to find it on the internet first. Glad I did.

 This Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar will metamorphose into a beautiful large black butterfly with tails and yellow spots.

This Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar will metamorphose into a beautiful large black butterfly with tails and yellow spots.

I looked it up on It may have my parsley for now.

More Garden shots. The tomatoes have taken off, as have the cukes. Zucchini are taking their sweet time, but I'm pretty sure they will soon be abundant. I transplanted the two bell pepper plants. They were being crowded out by the crazy cucumbers.

Third raised bed

Red Pear tomatoes

"Red Pear" tomatoes


Bees in the cucumbers

Bees in the cucumbers. I've never seen so many honeybees!

Black Like Tula tomatoes

"Black Like Tula" tomatoes.

Hillbilly tomato

"Hillbilly" tomato.

Can't wait til they ripen! There is nothing better than summer tomatoes!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Reverse Yarn Pr0n

This is what I'm doing today:

Reverse yarn pr0n

This is why:

Colinette one skein of "Dusk"

This is one of my early knits. A few years ago, I splurged on one skein of Colinette Mohair in the Dusk color, and set out to knit a feather and fan scarf. I did notice a knot in the middle of the skein, but kept going. It has bothered me ever since.

I had a "Two-faced" scarf.

Colinette boo boo

Well, I've finally mustered the courage to frog it. It being mohair and all…

It's going not so bad.

Maybe I'll try it again, this time alternating the two different colors. I have half a mind to send the whole thing to Colinette. But I suppose I have lived and learned. It is hand dyed/painted after all.

And it is beautiful yarn.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A Mystery

I have no clue…

Chainstitched Mystery Yarn

This was one of many balls of yarn in a bag at the thrift store. I was intrigued, you can't open the bag to touch the yarn, but I could see that it was chain stitched, and looked to be a painted or dyed yarn. I haven't done a burn test yet, but I don't think acrylics would color like this. I unwound the tight ball and wound it on my niddy noddy. Looks like there are 46 yards/80 grams. It's bright primary colors. Now I'm on a mission - to find out what it is.

Chainstitched Mystery Yarn

Chainstitched Mystery Yarn

Chainstitched Mystery Yarn