Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Monday, June 25, 2007

No knitting news...

Well, really, unless you want to see pics of unfinished scarves or hats. But I'm working on them, and they are coming along. I just wish I were a much faster knitter.

But to give everyone some eye candy, I allowed The Boy to use my digital camera to take pictures of roses at a local restaurant, The Shady Rest. Not too bad, if I do say so myself.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Secret Pal Revealed, Part Deux

Since I have finally revealed myself to my spoilee, and she now knows who I am, I am free to tell the world! Her name is Ruth, and she can be found here . She loved her surprises. I'm so pleased!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Secret Pal Revealed

My brilliant, and kind, Secret Pal has revealed herself. Actually, she gave me a hint, and I ran with it, and found her. Ha! You can check out the wonderful Lynda's blog for yourself. I can't thank her enough for all of her wonderful gifts, and most of all for her encouragement that I CAN knit socks (so far this has proven to be a false faith, but I am nothing if not persistent. The cuff down on two circs isn't going so well either. But I do cast on beautifully.).

Thank you, Lynda!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Check These Goodies Out!

There was a package waiting on the doorstep when The Boy and I got home. We tore into it, and found this:

There were all kinds of great goodies stuffed inside this cool knitting bag. There was even a pocket of goodies for The Boy, who got very excited!

I can't list everything, because look at it ALL! but there are cool sheep stitch markers from Hide and Sheep, beautiful soaps from The Alchemic Dragon, organic chocolate, mints, lotion, yarn, patterns, a yarn cutter pendant and other little notions.

Is my Secret Pal the greatest, or what? You covet all of this, don't you? I know you do!

Monday, June 04, 2007

An Important Tip

One can NOT perform a three-needle bind-off using circular needles. Go ahead, ask me how I know.

I finished the body of the cape, hood and all. Whew! Finally! Now I just have to edge it. Shall I do the saxon braid edging? A different cabled edging? Some other edging completely? I-cord? I'm not sure. But now I can set that aside for a bit, and concentrate on the secret pal socks. I'm going to attempt cuff-down on 2 circs; perhaps that shall be a bit more successful!