Three Baas Full

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I finished my latest socks :-) They were lots of fun with the self-striping yarn. (Yarn = Yarn Art, Crazy Color) Then in a panic for new socks to knit, I ordered more yarn from Knitpicks. I hope the box hurries.

Still itching to knit socks, GB talked me into using the singles I spun from the dyefest roving. I've never actually used singles to knit with before. Once I tried a sample, I couldn't stop. If you notice in the picture, yes, I'm knitting straight from the bobbin. Probably not the preferred method, but what the heck. I know, I should have set the twist and all that, but who can be bothered with such. It looks good -- no, it looks great, and it's a lot of fun to see the colors emerge.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Beauty and the Beast

OK, here's the Beauty:

And here's the Beast: I looks tame, but trust me, it's completely feral! It grows and grows and grows! And it's extra thorny. This is what I removed today:

Not to mention, I find its evil spawn here, there and everywhere. And speaking of feral, never turn your back on the Rose of Sharon bush. If you do, you could find yourself surrounded. Lilies of the Valley are not to be trusted either. Enough of this gardening update. I'm going to knit socks.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Quickie

Even though I haven't posted, there has been much busy-ness in the past month. After the prom dress, there was the "practice" graduation dress and then the actual graduation dress. The practice dress was worn for the scholarship reception. Silly us. I don't think I have a picture of GB in either of the dresses, but this is the fabric and pattern for the "actual" graduation dress. I also include a picture of GB's response to the "We highly suggest girls wear white shoes" direction.