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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

May All Your Days Bring Joy Like Spring

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Y'all.....

I dyed a skein of off-white Lion wool with candy-maker's food coloring. I'm planning to knit a tea cozy with it.This little green project named Lichen was a fun knit in the ravelry group Knitting and Tea and Cookies. Thanks to group administrator and designer, Mary for a fun mystery knitalong. It's a kerchief, by the way. And now, I'll leave you with a youtube video that I think is befitting of St. Patrick's Day.

and may the jingle in your pockets have a solid golden ring. ;)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Victorian Shawl

Howdy neighbors! Thanks so much for all the well wishes while I was out of commission for a bit. I'm all well now, but I seem to have developed spring fever already. For real, I can't wait to get outside and dig in the dirt! I'm planning on tryin' out some new seeds this year in the garden like these.They're Strawberry Popcorn seeds that yield tiny ears you can dry and place the whole ear in a bag to pop. I can't wait to try that!

I knitted this shawl as part of a knitalong in the ravelry group The Victorians. The pattern is here.

Eleven lace points on mine.
We took a lil trip with the grandgals to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, and I took this video of the jellyfish just for you 'cause it's so cool. (It was impossible to get a movie with anyone talking - they were so excited. ;)
video
The tunnel was pretty cool, too. There's just nothing like watching sharks swimming above your head....
'til next time...may your yarn flow smoothly and your needles fly. ;)