Thursday, April 13, 2006


More details tomorrow! OK, so its not really tomorrow, more like "next week" but still. Here are the details of this little beauty. This is really a swatch done in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. The pattern is a cable that makes Xs and Os and therefore I call it Hugs n Kisses. I want to do an entire blanket/throw in this pattern! I'm going to be on the lookout for something superwash and on a cone to minimize ends.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Stash Flash part 1

This is long overdue and photo heavy!

Stash drawer #1 - acrylics

Stash drawer #2 - cottons & cotton blends

Stash drawer #3 - Animal furs

Assorted Fishie yarns

Kermit Fur - like Kidsilk Haze

a pair of socks?

Alpaca Lace

Merino Lace

Oddball Sock yarns (koigu on top!)

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Fish - return!

This is my version of tesselated fish. It is NOT the Knitters Magazine version. DO NOT copy this pattern to any other site, even if you give me credit.

A recipe for Fish

I used size 8 addi turbos and worsted weight wool. (LB Fishermans, Lamb's Pride, Unkown, Doubled Sock Merino)

For larger Fish, use larger wool and needles. For smaller fish, smaller wool and needles.

CO 6

From this point forward – slip the first stitch purlwise. Trust me, you'll appreciate this when its time to seam!

Slip, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K1
Slip, K7
Slip, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1
Slip, K9
Slip, Kfb, K6, Kfb, K1
Slip, K11
Slip, Kfb, K8, Kfb, K1
Slip, K13
Slip, Kfb, K10, Kfb, K1
Slip, K15
Slip, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K1
Slip, K17
Slip, Kfb, K14, Kfb, K1
Slip, K19
Slip, K19
Slip, K4, P10, K5
Slip, K4, SSK, K6, K2tog, K5
Slip, K4, P8, K5
Slip, K4, SSK, K4, K2tog, K5
Slip, K4, P6, K5
Slip, K4, SSK, K2, K2tog, K5
Slip, K4, P4, K5
Slip, K4, SSK, K2tog, K5
Slip, K4, P2, K5
Slip, K4, K2tog, K5
Slip, K10
Slip, K4, K2tog, K4
Slip, K9
Slip, K3, K2tog, K4
Slip, K8
Slip, K8
Slip, K8
Increase as before (kfb on both ends) on RS until 23 stitches (don't forget to slip first stitch!)
Bind Off

Repeat until you have enough Fish to assemble the afghan of your desire!

Yarnography - what you've all been waiting for!

Originally uploaded by KnittingArrows.
I've turned the heel!

New Toys

A Merritt's Lemon bar picture taken w/ my new camera with a MACRO setting! Woot!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Wherein April goes camping, with sock

The lovely Mr John Zink and his family's love of nature and conservation, and the Scouts, our boys got to go camping for a weekend without any other cubs. It was just us - on our own for entertainment and activities. And we survived!

This is Son#2 - the Webelo I, faking a passout. It was really warm this past weekend, and the boys were playing hard! The structure behind him is called The Landship, its a large, 3-story, structure that resembles a boat, it has a "steering" wheel and a flag mast - neither of which worked, mind you. The boys played Jack Sparrow for hours!

Later in the day we played water tag, this gave the boys a good chance to cool of and just play. Son #2, currently a Scout Buddy, can't wait to finish kindergarten to sign up as a Tiger.

There is a burn ban on in Oklahoma, so all food was cold prep only. Each family provided enough food for their family w/ the idea of sharing. We took for lunch turkey and cheese sandwiches, and for dinner we had taco salad. Breakfast was pop-tarts. Snacks were fresh fruit and granola bars.

While the boys did table activites (tying knots, drawing maps), I did this
My first tow-up sock from Wendy's pattern.

and now I look like this:
I don't think this photo shows how red or swollen I really am. Trust me when I say, "Buy new sunscreen EVERY YEAR!" The one I was using was 30, and just purchased in August, but I think it didn't work!


I know - you are coming here looking for my Stash Flashing. But do not worry! It will happen! There were some unforseen circumstances that caused me to delay flashing. Number 1 - New camera w/ Macro is being aquired for the event! Number 2, and most important, DH will be out of town ALL WEEK! so I can really pull it all out and organize it!

I'll post later about My camping trip and my very first toe-up Sock!