Thursday, November 26, 2015

I want to break free.

Or at least my Nasturtium seems to... I really wasn't sure what it would do when I brought it inside for the winter. It is an annual, so I figured it would probably just die off...
...not exactly.  Who knew Nasturiums were a vine?  While the base has gotten quite leggy...
... the rest of the plant has spilled over the side, becoming a tangle of new leaves and stems, all reaching for the sun.
There's no sign of any new flowers... but I'm done trying to predict what this thing is going to do. I think I'm going to have to put it in a hanging pot soon... or I'm going to have a Nasturtium carpet!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Well.. that was quick....

...not that I'm complaining. With Christmas exactly one month away, it's good to have another present done and blocking. (FO pics will follow when it's dry.)
This one was quite a fun knit (part of the reason it was finished so quickly. I don't mind colourwork much when it's only two yarns and in the round. The gradient striping nature of the Mochi Plus make it fun - even if it's just grey and brown. (Don't get me wrong... I do like the colours... it's just ALL my knitting is grey and brown right now).
The Mochi Plus is a barely-spun single ply yarn, so it fuzzes up quite nicely, creating a lovely halo. Though I don't recommend it for anything that will get rough wear (like mitts or socks), I still have one ball left, so I'm going to have to find a use for it at some point. I'll have to think on that one.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mixing things up

To reward myself for completing the first, boring sleeve on Sandpoint, I cast on for something smaller and a little more exciting.

This is Beret Genereux  and it will be Dave's grandma's Christmas present this year. I'm knitting it up in some Mochi Plus and Merino 5. I would have picked more exciting colours, but Dave wanted greys and browns. Thank goodness I have a pair of red socks on the go too - or everything would be dull and muddy right now.

Monday, November 23, 2015


It took all I had, but over the weekend, I managed to stay focused and as a result...
The first sleeve of Sandpoint is done and blocked! (And man arms are sooooooooo long!!!)
It's got a nice little ribbed detail that runs the length of the sleeve, but it's still mostly stockknit. I just have to get through one more... I think I can, I think I can...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Let it snow...

Yep.. we've had a record breaking (warm) November, but this weekend the temps finally dipped and we got SNOW!!!
It wasn't a lot (and it's already melted) but it was pretty while it lasted. Someone else wasn't as excited as I was.
 He doesn't mind the cold, but the snow it another matter. It makes his paws wet. He HATES it when his paws get wet.

So instead of playing outside for long, we curled up inside under the warm blankets and got down to business.
As a result, the mermaid bag got done (as well as a fair bit of other knitting). It's blocking now and I have to carve out some time to write the pattern up and get it off to Samantha for testing.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday felines

Yup... it's one of those kinds of days.