Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

so very done.

but it's pouring out, and there's no decent light to take photos. so, in the meantime, i've started in on some new projects*!

carie cropped cardi

carie cropped cardi from stephanie japel's fitted knits. i am so very off gauge on this one, so i've ordered more yarn and need to rip back a bit. one more size up and i should be good to go. the cascade magnum called for must be amazingly poufy stuff to get 6 stitches per 4 inches on #15s - because rowan big wool comes nowhere close!

trinity stitch scarf

i have two balls of the rowan ryc soft tweed left over from my textured tunic and i need something mindless to knit right now. scarf it is!

*which i photographed yesterday AM while there was a bit of sun.

Monday, February 18, 2008

the long hike home

chantry flats winter creek trail

chantry flats winter creek trail

chantry flats winter creek trail

last week a nature-loving coworker suggested that i check out chantry flat, a gorgeous bit of the national forest about 20 minutes away. so yesterday b and i loaded up our backpacks and headed out to the hoegees camp loop hike, two miles of lush creek-filled forest followed by three miles of your standard mountainy socal brush. it was a beautiful hike - we'll definitely be going back.

wet foot

of course, one and a half miles in i managed to fall into the creek. thank goodness for my wonderful hiking boots! my foot stayed warm even whilst soaked!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

my quick demise

well, i lasted almost a week...

a short death

i was not the only victim...

maeve - watch out!

the hat eats maeve

yes, curiosity actually killed the cat!

(thanks, enchantknits, for a lovely death! the color matches my coat perfectly! with a little blocky blocky, she should be good to wear!)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

hat attack!

hat attack!

and she's off! very, very cool pattern designed especially for this little diversion. i've been a good girl and haven't paid attention to the flutter of 'i'm done and it's posted' emails, so i've no idea if my assassin has already accomplished his/her work - nor where in the world s/he lives. i want my 'death' to be a complete and utter surprise! in the meantime, here are some close-ups:

hat attack!

hat attack!

hat attack!

Friday, February 08, 2008

fallen... the flu that is. or a really, really bad cold. or something else undiagnosed.

so to take minds off the lack of knitting and dwindling sick days, let's look at photos from our trip to new york last week. beige trekked up from philly to join us (and model the tiny bed in our hotel room). most of these photos were taken by her abler camera - and eye.

beige models the tiny bed

photography by beigeberry

photography by beigeberry

photography by beigeberry

photography by beigeberry