Sunday, May 23, 2010

More Mother May Posts

I am making a gift for my mother from a GORGEOUS bamboo roving I bought at Tulsa Fiber Fest. It is in a delicate pastel color way. My good friend Lucy spun it for me, and plyed it for me into a DK hank that is divine.  I found a pattern in Boutique Knits accessory book that I have on loan from another friend. I am going to make mom pleated fingerless gloves. The pattern uses a store bought trim piece, but I am going to install a cable instead. I am proficient in the simple twisted cable, but I think this calls for a more complex one. I have also done a simple Celtic cable, and well frankly I don't have the patience for that times TWO. So I am on the hunt for another style, not horseshoe, probably a three strand cable. I dunno.
Aaaand.....picks to come!

Also my daughter and I sat down and got three rows on her size 15 pink needles!! Then we both decided to put it down. That was two weeks ago. I am waiting for her to come to me, like a hose wisperer.... wish me luck.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother May I?

This month's theme is mothers. Of course. I happen to be one- a mother of two firecrackers, I might add. They definitely make the days interesting! See example of mother's day from my first born, to be called #1

This was decorating the outside of the envelope. I can't believe she thinks my hair looks like that.....

But check out the inside of this card. My mom likes to WHAAT??

 It says "nit" as in KNIT! Whew!!  First Graders, such kidders!! lol.
And I need to ask her what posty is. Pasta, maybe?  This kid gets 100% on spelling tests....I am concerned.
As a side note, I subscribe to HyperboliandaHalf's blog, and I think my l.o.can help with the drawings on there. Just sayin.
Anyway, there is a spin and knit in at my L.Y.S. and I will be bringing her with me to learn to knit from someone not so prone to "nit" her. eek. It never ends well when I try to teach her. She may be scarred for life.