Tuesday, November 4, 2008

cobblestone and cupcakes

Jesse's cupcakes, originally uploaded by patriceod.

His birthday is finally here and the sweater is his! (rav link)

Cupcakes (6 dozen!) inspired by Yarnstorm's blog.

Monday, October 6, 2008

CALS Knitting for Noggins Display

We had enough work to also showcase hats made for Knitting for Noggins, a project of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

CALS Sit 'n Stitch Display

CALS Sit 'n Stitch Display, originally uploaded by patriceod.

The library invited our lunch-time stitching group to put up some of our work. Ravelers Beamer, Betlamb, cedartree, heatherbug, knitngrin, lstueart, naturalstateknit, opal002, and tagalong contributed FOs, books, or tools.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Adam's rib (in the garden) socks

I am thrilled with how this handpainted yarn is striping. I dyed it in Kay Meadors' class (Naturalstateknitter on Ravelry) at the Arkansas Arts Center in June. The colors make me think of summer vegetables from my garden--eggplant, tomatoes, hot peppers, lettuce.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ravelympics finish line!

Ravelympics On Your Toes Socks, originally uploaded by patriceod.

The Ravelympics On Your Toes Socks are done! These will be a great gift for Christmas...recipient is a secret, but she will love these colors.

Finished them in the car on the way to Mountain View to look at cabins with Mr. Fixit. We'll be back up there with friends over Labor Day.

I think I have finally mastered the short row heel. On to Bird in Hand #2.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mainly in Maine

, originally uploaded by emellor. [Knitting in bag.]

Had a fun trip to Maine last week with Emily, with stays in Freeport and Acadia National Park. No LYS visits, but we did see two alpaca farmers at a little farmer's market in Freeport. It was cool and rainy, a nice break from Arkansas.

Completed the brown koigu socks (with red toes) on the plane, and started the Regia Kaffe Fassett toe-up socks. Planning to finish these and the second Bird in Hand mitten for the Ravelympics.

Best souvenir: Emily flew home with me.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Knit In!

CALS Knit In, originally uploaded by patriceod.

The CALS Knit In yesterday was lots of fun. About 63 knitters, crocheters, spinners, and friends showed up. Kay Meadors signed copies of her new book and had tons of examples of her beautiful lace. Everyone seemed to have a great time. All the photos can be seen here

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I am experimenting with ways I can use Blogger, Flickr, and Ravelry together. But I need to leave time to knit, work, and be the mom, too!

R. shared his new favorite quote with me:

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."--Picasso

Our Lady of Compact Flourescence

In the courtyard (and laundry room) of the hospital in Chiquemula, Guatemala. May, 2007