Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Stash Enhancement

Lovely new sock wool arrived in the mail today. This is Fly Super Sport Monarch 3-ply in the Petrol and Rainier colourways. On my monitor, the Rainier isn't as saturated as it is "live". What appears light blue here is actually bright turquoise, and the purple doesn't show up at all in this photo. The Petrol reproduced accurately though. It's 100% superwash merino. Mmmmmm.

Monday, August 21, 2006

New Additions

New chicks hatched a couple days ago. The one with the bald neck is supposed to be that way, as he/she is half Turken, which is the "naked neck" chicken breed. The Muscovy duck hatched them, but she is proving to be a poor mom, so I've taken them away from her and have them brooding in a big box in the garage.

Vita says, "Mmmm, something sounds tasty, er, ahem, I mean cute and cuddly."

Monday, August 14, 2006

Oh Boy!

The excitement never ends around here. Yet another new sock.

Charis says, "What the ....???"

The sock interacts with Charis. Kindly disregard the pasty white leg attached to the sock. The owner of the leg wishes to inform all viewers that the leg is actually a deep and sultry shade of tan in real life.

Frosty wishes to inform viewers that in real life he is a large and manly dog of herculean proportions, and not the shrimp-like creature he appears in this photo.

Sock #2 is going to be tricky. This sock's shaping is based on Knitty's Widdershins, but I added a bunch of short rows before the heel flap shaping and used a different number of stitches to accommodate the simple stitch pattern I substituted. And I did something different on the gusset decreases too....

Falling Leaves have left the building

Pattern: Knitty's Falling Leaves
Wool: Koigu PPPM, 2 skeins
Needles: Addi 2mm circular (2)
Modifications: 3x2 rib
The usual disclaimer about them looking much better in person, yadda yadda, etc.

I sent them to live with Bridget, as they fit her feet a lot better then mine. My next socks will fit ME!

Model: Bridget Photographer: Bridget

Friday, August 04, 2006

les poulets

Here's what the chickens look like today. The young grey pullet is becoming very beautiful, the turken is still the homeliest bird on the planet, and the newest chicks have started to grow tails.