Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ravelry

I just joined the waiting list for Ravelry. Finally! For those of you who don't know, it's a website for knit and crochet where you can talk about knit and crochet, post pictures, and much more. So, I'm going to start posting my knit and crochet pics there and leave this blog for other stuff (if there is any other stuff!) I'll post my Ravelry user name when I get on.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Baby Socks

9 pairs of baby socks for Sewing for Babies.
The striped ones are made with Red Heart Strata. The solids are Caron Simply Soft.
I varied the ribbings and heel flaps a little.
The purple one is all garter stitch from the ribbing down. It makes a cute puffy little bootie.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

All the Shawls

In case you didn't know, afghans for Afghans latest campaign is to collect shawls for mothers of newborns treated at a hospital in Kabul, and I've been working on them all Summer, pretty much.
Shawls are due at the a4A collection center in a week, so I'm going to stop making and start sending them now.There's 8 in all. 4 were knit with The Ultimate Sweater Machine. (It's not just for sweaters, obviously.) I crocheted borders on 3 of those, and knit a garter stitch border on the 4th. 3 are all hand crocheted and one is hand knit.
Here's Fuzzy (my other cat, not the one who had the tumor) sitting on one of the crocheted shawls before it was finished. Needless to say, all shawls come with a little cat hair.

The chest next to the chair is fill with, you guessed it, YARN!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

England pics

I didn't bring my camera to England, but I bought a disposable. The quality is not great, but better than nothing.

Guarding the entrance to Center Court at Wimbledon
Me at my 3rd row seat on Court 1.
Arnauld Clement in action.
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Some of the historic architecture of Oxford




Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back from England

In England, I:
went to see a men's quarter-final match at Wimbledon.
went to Liberty and bought some yarn
went to a play "In My Name"
went to art museums, including
Tate Britain
National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
took 2 cruizes down the Thames
walked Kensington Gardens and toured Kensington Palace
toured the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge
toured Shakespeare's Globe Theater
washed down some fish and chips with a pint of Guinness
drank several Pimms with lemonade
saw the new Indiana Jones movie in Leichester Square
saw a gay pride parade
went to Oxford, toured the city, gave a paper

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