ON THE NEEDLES
from Red Bird Knits
Lorna’s Laces Solemates
Several years ago I took part in Red Bird Knits sock club and received this particular sock pattern. I long ago forgot what yarn was included, but I picked up a couple of skeins of Solemate a few weeks ago and it seemed to be a great match for this pattern. Solemate is to die for, so soft! I glad I bought a second skein because I’m already thinking about my next project using it!
Our sweet Sprout turned two yesterday! All the grands are especially amazing and Miss Annabelle is no exception. In a nutshell – you always know where you stand with her. She either loves it or hates it and wants you to know it in no uncertain terms. She’s a snuggler, a giggler and has had us right where she wants us from the very minute she was born. She is a joyful blessing!
GREEN GROWING THINGS
Our flowers have never looked so good!
The Norfolk pine I’d given up for dead has come back with a vengence and has doubled in size!
I don’t know what this is called, but the hummingbirds love it!
Impatiens has nearly taken over our flower bed!
As you can tell, I can once again post photos and this makes me happy. Happy is good. Mr. Iknead was getting tired of hearing me talk ugly to my iPad.
Linking with Tami, Frontier Dreams and Ginny’s Yarn Along.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Karen Clark
ON THE NEEDLES
A couple of socks, as usual. I didn’t notice that I was using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock for both, it must be love!
Grace, from Knitty, Winter 2011
Wendy Johnson’s Catnip Socks
Remember when I mentioned Phat Fiber and their sample box sale that I was going to try to get, along with most of the other fiber fiends on the planet, having come up short the last time I tried? I blogged it here. They open the sale twice on sale day – at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and are usually sold out within (no kidding) a couple of minutes. I struck out at the 10 a.m. sale, but scored at the one at 5 p.m. I was so surprised when the site sent me to paypal after I scored a box, it took me a minute to realize what had happened. Now, I’m anxiously awaiting the mailman/Fedex/UPS person to see what’s in this wondrous box. Check back for updates!
This is the Iknead kitty, *Boat. She is ancient as far as cats go, 19 to 20 years old, as close as we can figure. She been a family member since 1995 and was about a year old when she joined us. She’s arthritic, with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart but keeps on keeping on. Anyway, I noticed her sleeping in one of her preferred spots yesterday and was struck by the sun shining pink through her ear. She was beautiful.
*As a kitten, she was found living on a friend’s boat which was in drydock and covered for the winter. She started out as Boat Cat, which was quickly shortened to Boat. We get a lot of funny looks when we tell people her name.
Hooking up this week with Tami and KCCO.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. Confucius
SHOW AND TELL
Color # 9604
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
(I have a definite plan for this, but must keep it on the down low for now)
Lorna’s Laces Solemate
Color # 3684 – Flames
55% Superwash Merino
30% Outlast viscose
A NEW FAVORITE POEM
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping
Listen for dear honor’s sake,
Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save.