Here is a little photo of the wheel to whet your appetite until mine arrives:
My Dear Husband is the best! Thank you, Honey.
My Dear Husband is the best! Thank you, Honey.
Posted by Knittinreed at 3:41 PM
Posted by Knittinreed at 9:43 AM
The second will be on the needles today.
This was a symphony weekend; I was out of town shuttling between the hotel and hall rehearsing and performing some very difficult but fun pieces. I had no knitting time, but am ready for some quality time today. Unfortunately on the way home last night, there was a dreadful accident ~ thankfully not involving any of the traveling musicians ~ that had everything on this little country road stopped. The Care Flight helicopter was in the middle of the road and numerous rescue vehicles were lined up. We said a prayer for the people involved....
By the time I dropped off my passenger and got home it was already 1:00am. Not going to sleep until 2:00am (I was majorly hungry and had to eat something!) is just too hard on this old lady. I taught 2 lessons today and am about to retire to the sofa for some R & R.
I hear my knitting needles beckoning.
Posted by Knittinreed at 3:56 PM
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Here are my little feet and his humungous clogs:
Felting tomorrow - too tired tonight.
Posted by Knittinreed at 10:32 PM
There is no color to it, no bumps from puffypaint, not sticky like fabric glue - it is just enough so I don't slip on the tile floor. I suppose you can spray more layers if you want, but this seems fine. No muss, no fuss!
If you want a quick and yummy dinner the kids (young and old) will like, here is:
4 oz. uncooked spaghetti
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 small green bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 14 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease pie plate (10 x 1 1/2 inches). Cook spaghetti.
While spaghetti is cooking, brown beef, pepper and onion in a skillet. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.
Drain spaghetti. Place spaghetti in pie plate, gently press on the bottom and up the sides.
Mix eggs and cottage cheese, spread evenly over the spaghetti. Spoon beef mixture over cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until the center is set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings. Tasty!
Copy machine update - it is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big, but works fast and the digital laser copies are fantastic. It is well worth all the angst of the ka-ching. So c'mon by and bring your copying needs.
Posted by Knittinreed at 11:10 PM
I just couldn't resist taking another photo since I can't believe how well they fit and how good they feel. I think this is the most fun project I have done so far. Yes, maybe even more fun than the first pair of socks - it was certainly easier!!
Sharon - the sole is the double knit (inner and outer) joined with the bumper. I am looking around for something to paint on the bottom for more non-skid. Although I have read many suggestions, as soon as I find something I like, I will let you know.
To everyone who is thinking about knitting these - GO FOR IT!!! They were easy, quick and "oh so fun."
Last Thursday was one of those "cable guy" days. Our copier machine tech was supposed to arrive between 10 and 12. At 1:45 he actaully got here. Then we got the bad news: he could no longer get parts for our 15 year old Canon. So here we are, (please excuse our messy computer desk!) many $$$$ later with a digital laser copier. Yes, it is that big honkin' apparition all the way over on the right.
Hmmmm - maybe we need a smaller computer desk to make room for Big Bertha (AKA Canon Imagerunner 2200). IKEA - here I come.
My husband is a music publisher, so we have always needed commercial office machines. This one has more bells and whistles than we know what to do with. Best of all, it is really great for enlarging those hard to read knitting patterns!
Off to my studio to make a few reeds, warm up a bit and teach some lessons.
Happy Hump Day~
Posted by Knittinreed at 3:01 PM
Posted by Knittinreed at 7:33 PM
I really like the diagonal lines to the leaf pattern and might even have something in my stash calling out to this little scarf. I like simple lace; easy but holds my interest and looks pretty and feminine when completed.
Have a delightful Thursday ~ the weekend is almost here. This will be my last weekend off for a while since the major performance season is beginning. Church job next week and then symphony - Don Juan by Strauss!!! Woohoo ~ playing that will some ride!
Posted by Knittinreed at 11:40 PM
Svale, 50g/114 yds and again the 50g mystery yarn.
I would like to use this for Branching Out but am hesitant since I don't know how much yardage is there. All opinions are welcome.
Town and Country with the Alchemy Yarns Bamboo got a new start on #3 since the fabric seemed too loose on #4s. It feels right this time. So here she is:
And then I saw these fabulous socks by Cat Bordhi in the Fall 06 Vogue Knitting and knew I had to knit them:
How yummy are these???
There were a number of number of other appealing sock patterns as well.
Posted by Knittinreed at 11:03 AM