Monday, March 24, 2008

Gene and Jewelry

Did anyone get the reference to "Jules and Jim"? It has nothing to do with this post, the titles just seem to resonate.

GENE - He's doing quite well, thanks for asking. He's getting out and about and will be more willing to venture out when (and if) the weather warms up. Today it should get up to the mid-40's. It is hard to believe that opening day at Wrigley Field is one week away.

JEWELRY - I made a necklace set for the annual Harbour Auction. Last year the jewelry was well received, let's hope they like it again this year.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Is the Tea Cozy yet?

I made a tea cozy for my friend Alison. Never did one before, but will probably do it again. I designed it myself. It lacks the usual whimsy associated with cozies. Cute has never been one of my strong points.

Here are some pictures. The front and back use the same colors but have different patterns.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Traveling Scarves

The Traveling Scarves group in Ravelry is turning into a challenging project. Sure I know that no one will see more than one scarf at the same time, once they are finished, but I still can not bring myself to do the same thing on each one.

Three have been sent on to Brooklyn, and another is on my desk as a work in progress.

This is "Plumpy's" scarf.

Monday, March 03, 2008

News, News, News

Sorry for the delay in posting Gene news. He is home and, after a little setback, onthe road to recovery.

I am now officially semi-retired. I've switched to working twice a week. I slept in this morning, and it felt good.

The weirdest knitting project yet is finished. I have knit a sweater for a large yellow plastic duck that is part of a traveling trophy.

Please note the collar and company initials. Cool, ah?

Have I mentioned how very much I like Ravelry? I'm participating in a traveling scarf project. Thirteen knitters from all around the US have started scarves and sent our section on to the next knitter on the list. Eventually it gets back to you with everyones contribution. In the meantime, scarves show up on my doorstep awaiting their next section. Great fun.