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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Cross-country skiing at Little Red, Post-call

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Ms. Sydney Tertius Pearl.

She has a penchance for handknits… Handknits that are left alone on the counter with burnt cheese on them.  ie. Squid has a (refined, if I do say so myself) taste for eating my handknit felted potholders.

 

And thus, we have no more potholders.  Mike has started using my linen dishtowels as potholders.  THIS IS A NO-NO.

I had to knit more potholders before I  lost any more tea towels!! (I also only have a colourwork project and a crazy complicated cable project on the needles.  Both of these are driving me crazy right now.  I need something simple to keep my brain happy.)

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Basic recipe- take feltable wool and size 5ish needles and cast on 45 stitches.  Knit in garter stitch until 1/2 of yarn is gone. Cast of with sewn cast off. Crochet loop onto corner. x2.  Throw in washing machine on hot. Felt the crap out of them.  Use to remove hot things from oven so partner doesn’t yell about the inconsiderate destruction of linen tea towels.  MAKE SURE TO PUT UP AND AWAY FROM CUTE DOGS THAT HELP THEMSELVES TO THE CUPBOARD COUNTERS!!!

raveled here.

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Image

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

oh my G-d, YES!

oh my G-d, YES!

Hat heel 1

Hat Heel by by Kathleen Sperling (free pattern from Knitty.com Fall 2009

in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight colourway River Rocks from the Rockin’ Socks club Sept 2009 shipment.

I really enjoyed this pattern.  I like the idea of being able to knit the foot from the top down (which I find easier to fit properly) as well as knit the leg from the bottom up (to use every last inch of precious yarn).  I also think that the little ‘hats’ on the heels with the earflaps are super cute. Earflaps!

Only thing I didn’t like was how tight the little earflap gussets are. There’s not a whole lot of give.  I’m not sure how I will rectify this next time (and there will be a next time!!) but there are several recommendations on ravelry.

I have a love-hate relationship with Socks that Rock yarn.  I think that the colourways are so gorgeous in the skein and I really like the quality of the yarn that Tina uses as a base yarn.  What I can’t come to terms with is the pooling.  I have tried. Oh my I have tried. I was a rockin’ socks club member for 3 years and finally had to accept that I didn’t like the yarn enough to keep spending the money and not finishing the packages. It just wasn’t for me.  And that’s okay.

I actually really liked the colours and how they came together in the above hat heels.  The jewel tones are a bit more complimentary to each other and not quite so shocking and garish.

swirly rainbow goodness

ravelry details here

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.No Moar Studyeen! Snuggles!

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