Saturday, July 31, 2010

Now What?

Having finished the baby blanket and with a vacation get-away in a few days, I have the all important decision of what to bring to the mountains.

Here's the contenders:

The Clapotis. Almost finished.

I bought this yarn thinking I'd make a couple of cute, quick scarves. One of them will definitely be a gift.

A sock. There's always a sock.

I've been wanting to knit some of these mini laces just because.

The Jackie Sweater. Fall is coming and I'm still only on the back.

A striped baktus. Pure mindlessness.

Cobweb yarn on size 2 needles. Who am I kidding? But maybe. . . .

Stay tuned . . . I have a few days to decide. All opinions are gladly welcome!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Secret Project

isn't a secret anymore!

A baby blanket for the hubster's lovely, wonderful assistant.

Presenting the Sunny Baby Blanket.
Yarn: Plymouth Encore / color 0515 (used about 3 1/2 skeins)
Needles: size 7
Size: approx. 34" by 30"

The designer named the blanket the Sunny Baby Blanket because she used bright, sunny-yellow yarn. A friend suggested that I should re-name mine since nothing about it is sunny.

But I disagree. Since this baby could be born under the zodiac sign of Leo, his ruling planet might be the sun. (I do hope he'll be a Leo. After all, it is my favorite sign!) But, even more so, hubster and I wish the parents-to-be many, many sunny days ahead with their sweet baby boy.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mountain Yarns

The wedding in the Catskills was lovely. It truly reflected the interests and values of the young couple. (Photo taken by the hubster.)

Since we had a few hours before the wedding on Saturday, we explored the area and guess what?! We found a yarn store! What a surprise!

This is the owner of Mountain Yarns--the very talented Tina.

She spins

and weaves

and has the coziest shop full of goodies.

And I didn't want Tina to think that I was a brash, rude New Yorker--so, of course, I had to buy some "courtesy yarn." Just think of me as a one-person NYC Committee of Politeness.

The yarn is handspun and dyed by Tina and is a combination of wool, bamboo and angora. I think this yarn is asking to be My So Called Scarf.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Road--Again!

Chez Snit n'Knit 's theme song these days:

Last weekend, I was off to Boston to hang out with a niece. Had a wonderful time. K and I shopped, laughed, ate, shopped, saw beautiful sights, had heartfelt chats, shopped, experienced a power failure. . .

And the oh-so-considerate Amtrak actually gave me an extra hour and three minutes to knit the secret project on the way there.

Meanwhile, the hubster was off on his own adventure in the Pacific Northwest with some submarine veteran buddies.

We both returned home for a couple of days. And now we're off to the Catskill Mountains for a family wedding this weekend. I might actually get enough travel-knitting time to finish this secret knitting project.

But, if I don't finish--on Tuesday, I'm back on Amtrak. This time to DC to meet up with some old friends for a couple of days. And if I don't finish the secret project then---I'll never finish it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Boston Baked Bag

It was sizzling in Boston over the weekend. And a sizzling new bag has been added to my knitting bag collection.

It's not being sold as a knitting bag--but isn't it perfect? And, yes, that's actually some knitting peeking out from the top.

If you want to see another fabulous bag, check out what's come off the multi-talented Sonja's needles.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heading Out

Will be on my way to Boston to hang out with a niece.

Don't let this photo fool you. Only the green bag is packed. And, yes--of course-- that's the knitting bag.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Strike Up the Band

One 4th of July tradition is to gather in a town's square and listen to a local band play patriotic tunes.

New York City is no different from other places. We meet in a town center

and listen to a local group play soul-soaring, uplifting music

We just seem to do things on a bigger scale here!

The concert was fabulous! In this video, the conductor describes the program and you'll also hear a few snippets of the music.

Wishing everybody some beautiful music this weekend!