Monday, October 29, 2007

I did it!

Well, it survived. This is Foliage from Knitty, knitted up in my souvenir yarn from the September cottage sabbatical. I love cottages in the fall, most people have gone home and it's so nice and quiet. This will be nice and cozy for the winter. The yarn is Freedom Spirit from England, 100% wool. It's nice and soft, I thought though after the third frog it was a goner!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


One would think that with days at home, on the couch with a wicked bad cold I would get some knitting done. Well, I have, and I did, then, I did it again. I think I've knitted this hat 3 times at least now. I beginning to wonder if I don't understand the charts.... but, I'm going to try again. One more frog and this poor wool is destined for a felting project - it's not holding up too well. So, back to MST3K and knitting.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Reclamation Process

That all sounds very high and mighty doesn't it? I'm trying to reclaim some yarn from an old cardigan. My Grandmother brought this sweater home from a trip to Scotland and it was quite special to her. I have still been wearing it but it's (or was) full of holes and I know if I don't get one of those old fav but completely disreputable clothing items out of the house I will continue to wear it. So, I pulled it apart. The fronts were steaked unfortunately but the rest gave up quite a bit of quite nice wool. So in for a soak, a stretch and I'll swatch some things up and see if it can become a new vest (as my old one seems to be full of holes! See a theme here at all?!)

Maybe this can be called The Winter Bea Cleans Up Her Look.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I stayed up way late - but it's so pretty. Over two yards of hand plaited braid for a belt. Seven strands to represent seven spirals, doubled for thickness. Goodnight!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007