Monday, February 22, 2010

My House Guest

You may wonder who this is and what he's doing with Elmo. Stamps is visiting me on his trip around the world and he was invited to Reese's birthday party where he learned to do the chicken dance. If you want to read more about him, he has a blog.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

And, Magically, It Looks Like a Sweater

Just cut one steek and now I can see a sweater. The genius of EZ never ceases to amaze me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Strange Looking Thing

It's going really fast and I think by tomorrow I'll be ready to steek. But it's the strangest looking sweater I've ever knit. I'm trusting Elizabeth Zimmerman and Sunday and I think, like the Baby Surprise Sweater, I'll understand it when I'm done. But it does look odd, don't you think?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Souvenir Yarn

Do you buy souvenir yarn? We went to Cape May this September and I just had to check out the LYS there. So my SIL Mimi and I spent a good amount of time looking around while the men patiently waited. I can't leave a yarn store without a souvenir so I bought a skein of Ty-Dy Sock yarn in a really fun color. (Mimi bought an issue of Interweave Crochet.) And when I was finally ready for Vilai, I thought it would be just right.

I think this picture is the most accurate for color. Vilai, like most of the patterns in this book is just challenging enough that you have to pay attention but not so hard that I wanted to quit. I never did memorize it, though.

But the best part of all is that Mr. Truck finally took a picture that I can use. We just won't talk about all the ones I deleted.

And inspired by Lynn, who is so generous with her charity knitting, I've knit a pair of teeny tiny socks for charity from some leftover Opal.