Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spicing up the Kitchen

I got a new toy for the kitchen. It is currently growing mint, two kinds of basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, and chives. It's completely hydroponic and the lights are automatic. So far I've harvested dill, parsley, basil and chives. I don't really know what to do with the mint and we both hate cilantro (it came with the gourmet herb kit) so of course it's growing the best.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunday Sojourns at Eleganza

Sundays afternoons in February were scheduled for knitters and crocheters to meet at Eleganza and do charity projects. The first one was for scarves for HIV patients.

The second was squares to make little afghans for Project Linus.

The third was caps for newborns. I didn't get any pictures of those.

The fourth week we made outfits for bears/critters that we brought that will be given to kids in need of some TLC. I had to fudge the sweater and beret for my basset since I couldn't find a pattern in his size (or that would go over that head- so his is step-in) The cap had to have ear-holes to keep it on. He's much cuter in person.

So Many Sock Patterns

I've been making a lot of socks lately and decided it was time for me to try my hand at sock pattern design. The sock above is my pattern that I called Trellis. It's mate below is done in the same yarn but a different pattern I called Vine. They both will have a heel new to me, the Sherman heel.

A simple everyday pair for me. Shetland wool in a short purl free Monkey Sock pattern

Gentleman's Matrimony Celebratory Sock pattern for Lynn for Valentine's Day. They have a new kind of heel for me - eye of partridge.

Another pair for me - these have a new kind of heel - called the peasant heel - made like another toe pattern where the heel should be.