Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweety McSquidgirl

Superpower: Cuteness.

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Sunday, September 06, 2009


...and wave your hands in the air like you just don't care. Sick days can be so silly.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mommy's Little Helpers

Finally-finished Imogen sweater, by Adrienne Thomas, in Queensland Kathmandu DK. Best sweater ever. Best Husband ever.

Urchin II, by Ysoldes Teague. Rowan Felted Tweed. The girls liked it.

Hatteras shrug, by Katie Rose Pryal. Malabrigo Lace, of course. Of course.

There are a few others, found on Ravelry, but not all, because that would take time from clinking needles together.

Rollin' In

Delcambe Shrimp Festival, 09'. Unfortunately, we'd missed the Blessing of the Fleet. It marks the beginning of the Shrimp season. Note the Rosary beads.

I have to confess that I'm having a little love affair with my state right now.

Abbeville, La. August 09'

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Everything Is Muddy....

Charenton Beach, Summer 2009 the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hwy. 182

Projects Pt.1

Monday, April 06, 2009

Love It, Love It Not......LOVE IT

This started as hipster-chic thing. I kept seeing all these youthful, trendy types with those re-hash Arabic scarves with all tips towards the front. An old fashion trend, come back to life in an array of primary colors. It's cute, but I figured I'd have more fun making my own. So I took some Rowan Felted Tweed and some vintage German yarn* that a friend gave me years ago and started striping away on Kate Gagnon's Springtime Bandit pattern. It's a great little pattern. Not too lacy really, a little geometric, and quickest little pattern out there. Even after adding several extra repeats to make up for the thinner yarns I was using. My only (minor) drama was running out of the grey tweed and not wanting to buy a third skein for a mere inch of knitting. So I took a chance with the ivory Kydd Silk ( that I've had around here for a few years now. I figured it would soften the edge some, adding some contrast, and deep inside I think it makes it look a little French romantic. Sort of a style weakness of mine.I really wish you could see the variegation on the reddish yarn. Up close, you can see the red is spun with shades of yellow, green, purple, and blue. And it has a big changes between a lofty spin and a tight spin. In other words, it was worth hanging on this yarn for the last four years. It's found it's true purpose with this shawl.I lurves it. Like I lurves this diddy of a shawl. And my fashion maven girls, who wholly approved of throwing caution to the wind with this project.

* Country Club Collection, Fantacolor. Color, "Flamme". 70% Shurwolle, 30% Polyacryl.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Imagining Everbody Naked

Can ya' guess what I like about this one? Well, it's not that it's a super fabulous drawing or anything, 'cause it's not. It's 100% percent about the book, the glasses and the lambchops. A bespectacled, young student (presumably) stripped down to the basics. Could it be more natural a pose?
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