Thursday, January 31, 2008
Susan liked my cast iron skillet so well that I decided to show her a few of my cast iron treasures that are a bit more interesting than my stack of skillets. Left to right are an antique mortar & pestle that Goodman bought for me at a flea market; a gingerbread house pan that has molds on the other side, too; a snowman bank, how do you like them boxing glove sized mittens?; and lastly, my cast iron napkin holder, another flea market find from Goodman.
I was inspired to knit this wrap after seeing fluffyknitster's gorgeous one on her blog. The pattern is here. Bertha May is modeling for me, again, thanks Bertha!
Closeup. I used 7 balls of Moda Dea Cache that I found on sale at Micheal's last summer.
It's big, it's fluffy & it's warm. :)
The January Mid-Monthly KAL, Diamonds on Lace. The pattern is here.
Little River that runs through the Great Smoky Mountains.
A big thank you to all who left encouraging comments concerning my bloggin' woes. It's awfully nice to know you're being missed. :) Thanks, again.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Ever wonder what size dishcloth you'd get from one whole ball of variegated yarn?
Friday, January 4, 2008
Our rinky-dink power company was overloaded yesterday morning when it was 12 degrees F outside. The grandgals arrived at 6 a.m., dh went off to work at 6:30 then at 7-something, not quite daylight, yet, the computer screen went black...that was fun. oO
I fumbled in the dark & gathered a few essentials...the hand crank radio/flashlight combo came in especially handy. I cranked it enough to tune in a station & found out the power was off... :P ..then put an iron skillet on the propane heater & made do. Fried canned biscuits w/ ham & swiss cheese had the grandgals thinking we could survive anything. Youngest said it was like in the old days when Nana was young...she's a veritable hoot, that one. :) Power was restored by noon. Ah, life is good.I'm still on a sewing binge. I like my knitting needle roll so well that I made another...note the large flap...it occured to me this could be the only time in life when a lot of flap would come in handy. ;) The pattern is here.I saw this nifty idea for a light weight yarn bobbin on another knitter's blog a while back, but don't have the address for it. (If you know who posted this please let me know so I can give them proper credit.) The little red rectangle w/yarn around it is a bag closure from one of those mesh bags that oranges come in. It's such a smart way to keep a long end of yarn in check while you knit. The round cloth pattern is Lacy Picot Swirl found here.Red morning sky diffused by fog when the cold front was coming in last Friday.