September 28, 2008
September 21, 2008
Embossed Leaves Socks
Handmaiden Casbah – Wine
September 16, 2008
Miss B (as she is called in our house) sent me a hell of a gift last week.
Mama Blue Troika Sock in Siren
It is a similar base to Handmaiden Casbah–linked below–and just dreamy. And quite sought after. Her generosity isn’t surprising because it is just who she is, but it was a fabulous gift and surprise from someone who has been such a good friend for a long time. Thank you Bertha.
I also received the yarn that I ordered from Shivaya Naturals – a custom dyed fingering weight merino yarn in a wine red.
I think that the picture is a bit pinker than it is in real life–it is gorgeous.
I swatched on 6s and 7s for a Tempest
The yarn is a very smooth 2 ply. I would call it fingering or light fingering – The last sock yarn I knit was Handmaiden Casbah which is pretty thick. I started the sweater on size 7s but it was a bit too open, so I ripped back and am knitting it on 6s. I haven’t gotten very far–pictures will be forthcoming.
August 24, 2008
A few weeks ago we were in san francisco.
My brother taking a picture of my dad in his apartment.
I registered on sparkpeople.com which I had heard about for a while, and it is pretty neat (to track food and exercise).
And I ran yesterday, with the intent of getting back into cardio shape to run the same race I ran last year. I am redoing the couch to 5k program since it is been maybe four or five months since I have run any decent distance. I started on week four (see program here) which went pretty well.
Working on an embossed leaves sock out of handmaiden casbah–pictures next time.
August 6, 2008