Saturday, April 12, 2014

1 Down

I love these mitts. The cherry red lining is on the needles now. Can't wait for next winter. Har. 

A New Desk

Thank you Pottery Barn for once again making your trash my treasure. Here is the latest creation that Denny made using a PB wooden desktop. The legs were cheapos from IKEA. It's a beaute. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mittens for Dennis

Doing my best to bust these out before Den's birthday on the 10th. The pattern is Northman Mittens, found on Ravelry. I'm using Cascade 220 and lining them with Cascade silk/wool. Loving the pattern and wool choice. I think these will be super warm and durable enough to withstand the brutal winters that I love so much. And if you believe that....

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lauritzen Garden Orchid Show

I took a break from the monotony to check out the orchid show. I really, really wanted one but I refrained. Instead,I bought fertilizer to try and bloom the ones I already have, not very exciting. I am on my third fertilizer as I didn't have much luck with the last ones. I got a few additional growing pointers, hoping that in combination with the fertilizer will make the difference…. Until then I'll have to enjoy the efforts of others, look at these beauties. A certain someone couldn't not stand getting his picture taken…

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Fiddleheads

I thought I'd whip up a new pair of Fiddlehead mittens. I'm bustin' some fine Noro Silk Garden and Rowan Cashsoft from my stash. I think the lining will be either Spud 'n Chloe or the now discontinued Koigu Mori. I'm so diggin' these colors, I
especially love the color shift from the Noro. Fab stuff. Ok, back to studyin'...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Latest Home Improvement Project

Denny's doing a bang-up job with the basement redo. All the walls are up now time for a little mud slingin'. Unrelated to the basement remodel, the last picture hit close to home. I remember doing this on a few tests. Not recently, of course....

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sanity Savers Pictured Below

My only joy right now .....a few pictures of what I've been doing between school bullshit. The mushroom colored top is a Hannah Fettig pattern. I knitted it using Quince & Co linen. I love it! The fit is perfect and I totally dig the truffle color. The off white sweater, well, I finished it,lets just say that. I. Don't love it and the pattern sucked. I think I'll put another linen project on the needles. Bracing myself for a punishing quarter.... Already counting days until the break. It's a pitiful waiting game. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

We Miss You Vic!

To are all together to honor Vicki. We miss you terribly, but I'm sure you aren't far…..

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Adios 2013

It wasn't the best of years. I won't miss you 2013, but I will miss my sweet cousin, Vicki, who recently died unexpectedly. Looking forward to better times in the coming year...
Love you Vic...
From L to R my brother JJ, my cousin Davey, my grandfather, my cousin Vicki, my cousin Julie, and yours truly. Circa 1973- Cork, Ireland
Below: Vicky and me in NYC, circa 2002
Hello 2014! Here we are again, same spot different year..
A  quick update on my latest, finished project--a sweet knitted pair of socks....
Homage to the word of the year, "selfie."
Happy New Year!!