Need things to stay warm. It's still winter here.
Don't let the passing of the first day of Spring fool you.

Pattern: Quickie Cowl by Fawn Pea

Modifications: Used Size 11 needles, provisional cast on, and grafted to finish.
Just like on Frivoli!

Yarn: nuttnbunnyspunme bulky - “Mutant Peeps” from Spunky Club
on flickr and ravelry

Notes: Super fast, super soft, super cute. Destined, alas, for a gift.

And for another Spring activity:
Newly boiled and ready to dye in the super-speedy-nuttnbunny-uber-dye method.
  • Put in a colander.
  • Splash with vinegar.
  • Sprinkle with food dye.
  • Swirl around.
  • Rinse.
  • Dry on a cake rack and...

Voila! 4 dozen in 15 minutes. Call Guinness, it's a Record.

Thank you Easter Bunny.
I'm a little scared of this guy. So sweetly menacing.
Z was much more brave.

Friends came over for an egg hunt. In the snow for godssake!!!!

Post egg hunt movie time.

My tummy hurts. Can I please have one more piece of candy? It's a just little tiny racecar.


Mmmmm.... Ham.

Another for Pay it Forward. Now if I could only get my ass to the post office!

Pattern: Lacey Ascot
Yarn: nuttnbunnyspunme sport here on Ravelry
Notes: Christina Marie's original looks so great with the color shifting Noro. Not sure this subtle yarn shows off the pattern as well.

It is v. v. soft. So happy to knit with my own yarn. I'm heading to Keri's shop for some more of her wonderful battlets. Suggest you follow me there.

More knitting for Pay it Forward.

Pattern: PurlBee Beret
Yarn: Locally produced fine Alpaca
Notes: Made this one exxxxxxtra slouchy

More spinning. This from Spunky Club February 2008.

"Think Spring" colorway
100% South African Fine Wool
has spun into
"Mutant Peeps"
100 yards
Navajo Plyed
Bulky @ 7 wpi


This fiber from Spunky Club January 2008.
100% Icelandic Wool

The fiber (which I neglected to photograph) seemed so "beasty", in a good way, that I wanted to spin it bulky to capitalize on it's "animalness",

Not sure what to do with 63 yards of bulky - 7 wpi. Maybe a blanket for Z's puppy to accessorize with his little raglan?

Charged Hammie's scratcher up with some fresh catnip. He's feeling fine.

Got another 4 inches of snow on Monday night. With Easter this weekend I think the kids are bound for an indoor egg hunt.

At least we'll have the ham to console us.


Ahhh... That's much better.

Vacation trip was fantastic. Beach, pool, naps, the city bus (man, they really tear-ass around) and good family time.

Very little knitting completed. The best of intentions.

::buzz buzz::

Pattern: Dragon Scale Mitts
Yarn: Frog Tree 100% Alpaca Sport Weight - cool organization.
Buy their stuff.
Note: US2 needles used to snug em up a bit.
Fit nicely, even on my big paws.

These will go toward Pay it Forward. Here's the status report:

Ladies - If you haven't yet sent me your addie, please do.
Let me be your knit stylist! :-)

We're now a 2 wheel house. Keri hooked me up with the Cadillac.
Spins with a whisper. Smooooooth... Increased productivity. Check it out.

85% Superwash Merino, 5% Tencel, 5% Camel/Tussah Silk, 5% Nylon
fiber from Knitty Gritty Thoughts
120 yards
15 wpi - fingering weight

Keri also feeds my fiber face. Get yer own at her Etsy shop.

Mint Choco
45% Superwash Merino, 45% Tencel a & 10% Camel/Tussah Silk = SOOOOFT!
fiber from Knitty Gritty Thoughts
spun into 150 yards
12 wpi - sport weight

These next three coordinate:

133 yards Falkland Wool
fiber from Hello Yarn
10 wpi - worsted weight

80 yards Falkland Wool
hand dyed and spun by me to coordinate with Ginger from Hello Yarn
10 wpi - worsted weight

And lastly - the fusion.

Radiant Ginger
383 yards Falkland Wool
from my own handdyed roving (radiant) and Hello Yarn (ginger)
10 wpi - worsted weight

Moonpie has a birthday coming up. Thinking about using these three for a little gal's version of Cobblestone going from Radiant to Ginger and then, finally, the Fusion.

I hope she'll look like the little ray of sunshine she is!