Monday, November 26, 2007

Not what I had originally intended

Okay, like many knitting projects, I'm coming to find, these booties started off with another destination in mind. They were supposed to be Ugg type. The pattern was cute, from knitty gritty or DIY, and called for yarn I wasn't willing to pay for. So the substitution began, and so did the frogging. I completely finished the boot once, ripped it out completely. Then the sole arrived again, was ripped back to a reasonable size for a 4 month old rather than my 23 year old son, and then the uppers... Without exaggerating, I suppose it's seen 6 revisions. Anyway, I'm pleased enough with the results, but they look more like Indian moccasins than the boots they started out to be.

My niece's son I'm sure could care less. And my niece will most likely never miss the Ugg's they could have been.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

On the eve of the day that we pause to reflect on the "good stuff", I just wanted to wish everyone in my life (both the real part and the virtual part!) a very happy Thanksgiving!

Itching to sit and do some knitting tomorrow and wishing you all the same!!!

I'm thankful for God and merino and family and cashmere and friends and alpaca and church and wool and health and angora and my home and fiber and ...

Friday, November 9, 2007

4 minutes well spent

If you haven't seen this, or seen it recently, check out this amazing video. And if the video doesn't do anything for you, it's still a great song!