Sunday, November 16, 2008

mittens mittens

I finished this mitten in 2 days. The chart is great, and is a lot of fun to knit. If i were one-handed, things would be way easier.....

Chevalier mittens, free pattern from Ravelry.mission Falls 1824 wool.
I used 4.5 mm needles to make a larger mitten, I may throw like a girl, but I have long hands.

how can you not love bailey?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mateo's Baby Yours

baby Yours from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
In Sirdar Snuggly DK. Three balls
3.5mm needles.
Buttons for $1.30 from Courage my Love in Toronto . Gotta love that .

This was a nice little knit. Soft yarn, great pattern.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

shrimpy instructions

Shrimpy- for use with one skein ( 150 yards or so ) of DK yarn

4mm 24 inch circular needles, or 4mm straights and you can sew the seam later.

Cast on 131 stitches.
Join to work in the round, place marker to indicate start of round

Row 1,3 and 5- purl 2 * knit 9 , purl 2 * repeat from * to end of round
Row 2, 4, 6 nd 8 - purl 2 * knit 4, purl one, knit 4 * repeat until end of round

Row 7- Purl 2, * place next two stitches on cable needles, hold in back of work, knit two from circular needle, knit two from cable needle, knit one, place two stitches from circ onto cable needle, hold in front, knit from circ, knit from cable ( you get it now ) , purl two * repeat from * to end of round

Row 7 for cablers... purl 2 * CB4, knit one, CF4 * repeat

lather rinse and keep repeating until you run outta yarn!

Bind off in pattern.


Perhaps already done a million times. I love doors as much as cemataries. Don't wanna know what Freud would say.......

more kenny Hill artwork

Kenny Hill's Artwork

Kenny Hill developed this artist studio in the open in Houma Louisiana. He created these sculptures, and then disappeared. A lot of the writing in the cement talks of lonliness, emptiness and loss. These works are more wonderful than a photo can capture. The artwork is on a side street down da' bayou, and is supported by donations left in a little metal box at the entrance.


I admit, I have a love of cemetaries. As it so happened, I found out my father died while I was in New Orleans. We were not close, he didn't want me in his life. No resentment, no regrets, it is just what it was. He chose to move on and away....we were more alike than he knew. Just a few photos of the cemetary in Houma , LA.


This is my new pal Waylon Thibidoux. He is my favorite Zydeco singer.He was a kid in my friends band years ago , and sure surpassed all his teachers. this photo was taken after about two hours of some serious singing and dancin'. There will be MANY more pics posted from my trip soon.


I whipped this up on the plane to New Orleans, and while driving around Louisisana.
STATS- One skein Silky Merino by malabrigo
NEEDLES- 4mm 24 inch circs
PATTERN-My own , will post it here today