Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The top yarn is from un carded locks of...something...that I got in a trade.
This fiber is a blend of many fibers purchased at OFFF last year from Bellweather. Tweedy, blue, smells great. (love me the sheep smell).
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Machiavellian intrigue at its most riveting! With her husband deposed and presumed dead, Rodelinda wins at the high-stakes game of political intrigue by remaining faithful above all else. Fending off those who want the throne and those who want her, she deftly manages to save both her husband and the crown.
I went to the Opera last night.
Wow, what a plot! Confusing? Imagine how it would have been without the sub-titles! I've never been to the opera with subtitles. Maybe that tells you how long it's been since I've been to the opera! Anyhoooo....
There was illness among the singers and someone ended new and upcoming ended up playing the lead but I thought she was just great. Her husband is played by a woman and her husband's friend was played by a man who I swore was a woman (they don't have actual castrati anymore so where is that voice coming from??).
I don't usually write about musical performances, but this was notable enough to say, check it out if you're in Portland. Oh,and the set was minimalist and just beautiful.
Friday, February 01, 2008
But, it was too perfect as a title to pass it up here.
I know knitters who recycle purchased sweaters by frogging them. I never thought it was a particularly nutty idea, I just never found the perfect sweater for that fate. It has to be:
Knit on a loom, not cut and sewn.
Of a really nice yarn that I would want to buy
Hardly ever worn and not FELTED at all
Big enough that there would be enough to knit a sweater out of it for my big self.
And then it did.
A men's sweater in the wrong area of Goodwill. I have come to understand that I should simply scan the sweater quality, running through them all briefly and then check the size. Many a fab sweater was misplaced on the rack and it was the right size for me.
But, check this out: Men's medium, never worn (as far as I could tell) 70% wool, 30% CASHMERE, tweed, sportweight cable, tweed, denim blue....$8.99!!!!!!
I'll let the story unfold in pictures now(Over a period of 36 hours):