Monday, August 24, 2009

I'll be back

We're moving to Oklahoma this week. I packed more yarn and fabric than I did clothes. TTYL.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just like a peasant cap

Pattern is here. This was yarn salvaged from a horrible sweater. Just horrible.

He doesn't ask for much

David asked me to make him this hat. Urban Outfitters sold a nasty acrylic one a few years ago and my husband wanted a wool one. He never asks for anything, so I made it.
It's lined with merino wool and the colorwork was rough, thrifted tapestry wool. My only regret is that I didn't make it in John Deere colors. My husband is gay for John Deere. Ask anyone.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


We leave for Oklahoma in a few weeks. I have been sorting through bins of craft supplies and finished projects. It's amazing how much I've made in this house. This bin of socks and mittens is only part of what I knit. So many were given as gifts.
These tubs are full of handspun yarn. I sold a bit and knit a bit and gave quite a bit away, but I still have almost two full tubs. I am kinda proud that I managed to spin my boredom and sadness into something wonderful and tangible.
We might not get base housing for up to 6 months. We'd prefer to buy a house, but the paperwork from the VA is holding up our loan. We don't want to rent and be stuck in a lease for a whole year. We really aren't sure what we'll do. We'll likely be spending quite a bit of time in TLF (temporary living facility) while we scramble to find a place to live. I made this giant tote to make living out of a suitcase more pleasant. I made up the pattern as I went along. I used fusible batting instead of interfacing and the bag is both sturdy and cozy. I might make some more as gifts when we get settled in Oklahoma.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meet Me in the Dayroom

I updated my other blog, Self-Guided Art Therapy. I'm still not sure which posts belong here and which belong there. I don't want to repeat myself too much, but if you are interested in my fiber art, the new blog is where it's at. I think of Knit-R-Done as a craft blog.
The best thing would be to subscribe to both blogs. I'm just saying.

My latest piece is Lithium. I hope you like it.