Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Nuthin' much

All I've got to show you is another Lizard Ridge panel. This one is from yarn I swappped for on Ravelry. Thanks Kim!

I have been totally obsessed lately with the swap feature on Ravelry. It's been great to get rid of some of those single skeins of yarn I collected up before I knew better, and I've added a couple of skeins of Silk Garden and some Knit Picks Shine Worsted to my own stash. The Shine is destined to become a summer top for myself. The yarn is just so soft and colorful and, well...happy. I'll keep collecting up skeins in Reef, Sunflower, and Coral and see where it takes me. Maybe I'll get lucky and end up with enough for a little stripey summery cardigan.

I have loads of knitting plans and absolutely nothing is getting done. I've started the sleeves for Rogue (two at once) and I'm basically done with my Pay it Forward for Kate, I just need to finish it up this weekend. It involves sewing so... yeah, I've been a little afraid to dive in. Not that I can't sew... I can manage to sew a straight line on the machine, and I can even seam a sweater or patch The Mister's favorite quilt without too many tears, but it's not something that I can do easily. But this weekend I will get this gift finished! Kate deserves a little treat... she's had alot to deal with this year.

Next up will be Something For Annie. I'm a bit intimidated by knitting something for someone who is so obviously ahead of me in the game; dying and selling her own yarn and all. I've had a few ideas but have tossed them all, which is why I missed my end-of-February deadline on this one. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful if you'd share them. I am totally stumped right now.

In weather news, it's been pouring buckets here, which isn't that unusual for March. We lost power for a while last night, and most of my neighbors are starting to get water in their basements - again, not unusual for our riverside location in the early spring. The good part is that all that rain has started to soften up the ground and we're just beginning to see the tips of crocus peeking up in my neighbors garden. :-)

Another sign of spring - the bald eagles have been hunting along the river, although not in as great a numbers as we've had in past years. I'm hoping they're just slow in arriving. It was pretty cool to have 6-8 bald eagles flying in the sky at one time.

Although I did see a full-grown adult having their lunch yesterday on Deer Island, which was pretty darn impressive.


Mychawd said...

Are you using the exact colors specified in the Lizard Ridge Pattern? I can't wait to see how it comes out. Looks beautiful.

Kyle Kunnecke said...

my favorite blogger... you shouldn't be intimidated; your knitting is beautiful and anyone lucky enough to be blessed with your knitting will be thankful.

love the lizard ridge block; I tried that a year or so ago and couldn't handle the yarn it called for; it was too itchy for me... I do love the yarn though... pretty...

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love seeing that single skein made up into something useful instead of hiding in my stash. It's beautiful!!! Glad you could use it!