January 30, 2008

Montego Bay Scarf (for Auntie L)
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk - Ebony
Needles: Size 9 straight
Modifications: Larger needles and less fringe. I used strands of three for the fringe.
(Pattern featured in the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits)

January 29, 2008

Ballband Dishcloths (for Dad)
Yarn: Peaches & Creme 100% Cotton - Camel (89) and Black (2)
Lion Cotton - Seaspray (123)
Needles: Size 7 straight
(Pattern featured in the book Mason-Dixon Knitting)

January 05, 2008

Apricot-Orange Scones
A few days of negative degree weather will make you forget all about your resolutions for the new year and compel you to bake scones. It was either the weather (which I blame everything on since I moved from California to Vermont) or one of the inspiring books I received for Christmas - "The Apron Book", which captivated my domestic side throughout the recent storm.

I received a library of craft-related books for Christmas this year, which confirms that I was a really good grrrl in 2007. "The Apron Book" by EllynAnne Geisel (shown above)
, "Vogue Knitting Quick Reference" by the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine,"Knitting Lingerie Style" by Joan McGowan-Michael, "The Ultimate Sock Book" by Vogue Knitting, and "Sew Everything Workshop" by Diana Rupp.

Jon, Nico and I went snowshoeing this morning, followed by a trip to the recycling house... so that should justify consuming a few extra comfort calories, snuggling up with a good book and starting a new project.

January 01, 2008

The UFOs of 2007
Rib Waves Fingerless Gauntlet

Patchwork Tote

Montego Bay Scarf

Happy New Year!