Friday, August 30, 2013

Things & Happenings

1. Kathy is having a Swap over at her blog. I've never done one before, but I'm going to give it go. Sounds like fun!

2. I finished that damn shrug. The sleeves look long, and it just seems larger than I was expecting even for 12 - 18 mos, but I think it works as a layer -- for a 2 year old. My displeasure at the sizing will of course make me feel obligated to knit something else for the cutie patootie. (Sorry no photo of the final FO I really just wanted to get it out the door. But it's done!)

3. Speaking of baby knits, my friend sent me a picture of that stroller blanket in action. I might give this pattern another crack for my cousin's baby.

4. I spoke of Starteritis and the question is, with two of my projects looking to be done for this weekend, it would make too much sense to just finish the other 2 I have on the needles, so now what? I have decided to take a crack at the Entrechat shrug (yes a little shrug obsessed right now.) Maryzona on the "Favorite Pattern" discussion for MySistersKnitter KAL recommended it. So, I'm off the to the races.

5. But really who can start just ONE project right? I mean what's the point of that stash and those containers of needles, otherwise?? I've been obsessively watching Luther with the Manfriend. (new season is debuting on BBC America on Tuesday). The story is fantastic. We didn't read any specifics before we started watching, and seeing the story and characters unfold has been dreamy.

Oh Idris, you can make questionable moral decisions anytime with me.

Idris Elba has such amazing charisma on screen. Honestly, it's not just about how handsome I think he is. Anyhow, one of the characters, Alice has a really great collection of knitted hats. She wears beret-like hats, so this has inspired me to this Autumn Whirlpool. I have just the Madelinetosh sock waiting.

6. I think like many of you, this weekend I'm looking to laze about, spend some quality time with my family and crafts. If I can throw in one "easy bake". I hope to post some of the long weekend adventures before the end of it, and to read some of yours!

7. I am decidedly a little addicted to Candy Crush. I find myself sneaking time to play before dinner etc. My son busts me and it's not a pretty scene, this parental role reversal.

8. Lastly, if you haven't had a chance, or you have some friends who want to throw their hat in for the raffle. Post here.


  1. That baby blanket in action is to die for. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It looks soft and gorgeous. No spitting up on it baby , please

  2. What a kickbutt baby gift! It's chic. This new shrug you're about to CO is damn cute! And that beanie. Love the smooshy cables. It'll be perfect for SF's upcoming cold weather.

  3. ohhhh, that's a very sweet blanket..lucky little one! i'm finding it very difficult to not cast on something new instead of finishing up my already started projects..darn that andi! she's such an

    hope you're having a wonderful long weekend~ your vacation pictures were so much fun to see~


  4. how sweet that your friend sent the photo of the blanket being used! I love thoughtfulness, so nice! You are making me want to cast something on right this very second :)

  5. What a sweet looking baby. Great blanket. I haven't watched Luther yet, but that man is very good looking!