Wednesday, January 24, 2007

BOT - I Capture the Castle

I go through a lot of books-on-tape (BOT) while knitting. I'm going to (only) post the ones I liked, in case anyone is looking for recommendations.

I Capture the Castle is written by Dodie Smith and read by Emilia Fox. It's in the form of journals written by 17-year old Cassandra Mortmain who lives with her eccentric family in "not-so-genteel poverty in the crumbling ruin of an old English casle, " as the back of the case tells us. Great to listen to, very funny.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Stripey sleeve

Here is a sleeve from a sweater-in-progress. The sweater will be a mixture of purple and red stripes and zig zags on a blue background. When that's done, I have some rasberry colored Koigu sock yarn that is destined to become a scarf. I also want to try making some hats while it's still cold enough to wear them.

Monday, January 15, 2007


This is Presto, my parent's pup snoozing in the sun. He showed up on their porch about 10 years ago and ended up staying.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Pit River vest

This is the final, felted Pit River vest made for my dad with yarn from my aunt and uncle. My dad likes it and wears it often - it is really warm on a cold winter day. I'd make it a little longer if I were to do this again, but overall this vest turned out well.