Archive for April, 2008


April 27, 2008

Today, most of my family would be running (in shorts) in the annual Heart Run…

But noooo, it had to go and snow another 2 feet.  The event got postponed, I think for the first time ever.

Poor Crackers…

We are going to have to shovel her stairs off.

Well the happy, happy, happy spring dance was short lived, but I know spring will eventually come… and stay.

The next yarn for the Basic Sock (see previous post) I had chosen didn’t grow on me with this pattern, so I went back into the sock stash and came up with Marks and Kattens’ Clown  Colour No.1724. 

This yarn is also a wool/cotton/nylon blend.  The yellow stripe works for me a lot better in the Clown yarn than in the Sockotta.

So into my travel knitting bag it goes.


It’s Melting

April 23, 2008

Today will be the third day in a row that the temperature was above 50° F.

Happy, happy, happy! 

Since this is what it looked like a couple weeks ago.

I finished the “Basic Sock”, by Cat Bordhi

I never did find that blasted yarn label.

The “Basic Sock” is my travel knitting, so I always have it “on needles”.  The next pair is going to be knitted with  Sockotta, 45% Cotton, 40% Superwash Wool and 15%  Nylon.  Colour is No. 617.

The jury is still out whether these colours will work for me, but I do know someone who will like them.

Now off to get my hair done.

Tag… Alaskan Style

April 14, 2008

Though this doesn’t have anything to do with knitting or spinning, I couldn’t resist sharing the following with you.

The only info I have is that this took place at Shishmaref, in western Alaska, on the Bering Sea.

From all reports the guy made it into the truck safely.