Thursday, July 31, 2008


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Another shot of the JL yarn. I really like the way the 2 ply color changes. Yummy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


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Little Bit has been enjoying hats lately. But I'm sad this is the best pic I got from that photo shoot. She does look kinda gangsta though :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


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Ah yes, the closet in Little Bit's room has been slowly turning into this ridiculous monster. Time to organize! Hopefully the "after" pic will look much better.

Monday, July 28, 2008


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Yarn for my Olympian Mitts. Top is JL Yarn. Bottom is some random sock yarn I picked up from ebay. Can't wait to get started on this!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


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Just a shot of the outside of my house. I really like the grout lines :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008


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Still in love. This is my take on Ribbed Leaves from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury. I am LOVING this book! I really like the way the yarn is knitting up and the pattern is keeping me interested. This is about halfway through the first repeat.

Do you think the yarn is too busy for the stitch pattern?

Friday, July 25, 2008


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Yes, another project has been cast on. LOVE this yarn! Don't the colors just look so desert-perfect?

I used Charlotte Schurch's Short Row Toe and really like it. It also fits the shape of my foot better than the Magic 8 toe on the Baudelaire's (its interesting that I don't seem to have any pictures that show the entire toe... hmmm).

Thursday, July 24, 2008


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Granola face!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


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Finished the Baudelaire's! I have now knit 2 pair of socks in my knitting career. Bring on the cooler weather so I can wear these!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


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Yet another WIP. This one is based on the stitch pattern Peri's Parasol, although it reminds me more of a butterfly or moth(!). Naming will wait until it gets blocked I think.

I'm also not sure if this is going to be for me, or if this is going on the gift pile. It is certainly fun to knit though. I think lace is going to become a bigger part of my knitting :)

Monday, July 21, 2008


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Progress on Flora. This dot stitch pattern reminds me of seersucker material. Lovely.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


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Sunday means Mosaic (and candles)!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

You don't want to miss this!

Earthchicknits is celebrating the year anniversary of her son's amazing rescue, and she's holding a raffle to collect donations for Women Touched by Grace, a retreat created to support and encourage women clergy of all denominations. So, head on over to check out the celebration, breathe a prayer of thanksgiving, and donate some money to a worthy cause. I don't talk much about church around here, but a strong community of women (who are also clergy) is so needed; I owe much to my community of women, and I am glad to be able to contribute to passing that on to as many as possible.

Oh. And did I mention, the prizes are amazing?! You definitely want as many entries as possible. Go. Quickly. Donate!


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This lovely yarn is from Loribird of From the Wool Room. Mmm. It is so gorgeous!! I think this is my next pair of socks.

Friday, July 18, 2008


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Patagonia Nature Cotton from my dishcloth swap. I'm thinking this should be made into a shrug? Cowl? Scarf? Regardless, this is staying out on my to be used soon shelf.

What do you think I should make with this yummy yarn?

Thursday, July 17, 2008


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She loves these red boots. Nevermind it's 100 degrees outside, boots it is.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


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Got my swap package today! Lots of lovely yarn, beautiful dischloths (one is HUGE!), flashing duckies (the little one LOVES them), some yummy soap, and a pattern book. Phew! Thank you so much, Anne!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


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When life hands you lemons... take a picture.

Monday, July 14, 2008


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Introducing the treasure tote. This knitted up really quickly, and is so, so cute! It is a good sized bag for a toddler, and a delightful clutch for grown up girls. I typically don't knit the same pattern twice, but I think this one will do the trick.

Treasure tote

Sunday, July 13, 2008



(Click the photo to see it bigger, it just looked like an empty sky on the blog... sorry.)

An early half-moon, and not a cloud in the sky.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


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Crepe myrtle backlit.

Friday, July 11, 2008


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Another example of a heat survivor. These desert rose plants have the most delicate blooms, for a plant that is so heat and drought resistant.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


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When the heat is on, the colors get brighter. My lantana seems to be thriving this summer. These flowers are very interesting as well, as they change colors as they mature. An excellent Texas native.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


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Summer reading.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


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Fun with water - isn't that what summer is all about?

Monday, July 7, 2008


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Time to give the contacts a rest.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


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More time has been spent outside, with water and bubbles, in the shade, of course.

Have you any idea how hard it is to photograph a bubble? I went through about 100 shots to get this one. And it just so happened to be perfectly round... I couldn't have planned it better :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


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Summer sky... I love the deep blue of the sky directly overhead, and today we had just enough clouds to make it stand out even more... now if we can just get it to drop some rain on us, it'd be perfect!

Friday, July 4, 2008

186/366 - Happy 4th of July!

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A little red, white and blue for you :)

We spent most of the day playing in the water and enjoying our neighbor's fireworks, how about you?

Thursday, July 3, 2008


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A quick shot of my dishcloth swap dishcloth before I send it out :) I hope she likes it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


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Little Bit enjoys a popsicle to stay cool. Yummy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


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We can get Little Bit's hair into a ponytail. Although, she doesn't leave it there... she was just busy playing in the sink while I snapped the picture. :)