This morning, all of the weather reports predicted that snow would begin after sundown. Does this look like ‘after sundown’ to you:
Since I was not expecting snow until after I got home, I ended up with very cold feet:
Max, my snow loving dog, has been eating the snow off the deck:
He’s also been romping with his sister:
That’s not the best picture, but I love how in sync they are: from their tails to their noses.
The first Jellybean sock is coming along nicely:
Log Cabin #3 is taking shape:
I’m looking forward to seeing this one develop. I think the colors are going to look wonderful.
What: My second Log Cabin blanket
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft and Caron Simply Soft Brites, more details below
Pattern: Traditional Log Cabin blanket
Lesson Learned: I still love these blankets. They are perfect TV knitting and I love playing with the colors.
Destination: Warm The World
From corner to corner, the blanket is 47″. It is 34″ on each side.
I used the following colors of Simply Soft (well less than one skein of each): Plum Wine, Black, Dark Country Blue, Iris, Grey Heather, Autumn Red, and Dark Sage.
I used the following colors of Simply Soft Brites (well less than one skein of each): Berry Blue, Grape, Watermelon, Limelight, Blue Mint, Lemonade, and Mango.
I’m working on the border for Log Cabin #2. The next full length shot will be when it’s finished. Here’s a close up of it:
I have two Saturday Sky pictures for this week.
This one shows the layer of fog over Colorado Springs this morning:
And, a little later, the prairie and the Peak:
I can’t stop thinking about knitting socks.
I’m also obsessed with knitting Log Cabin blankets.
I wish there was some way I could knit on both at once!
Our little introduction to winter is over and my feet are happy once again:
Here’s what Pikes Peak looks like from where I live:
Doesn’t it look like you could take that dirt road all the way to the mountain?
This really is the cold from hell. I only worked 5 hours today which makes just 8 hours of work so far for this week. The rest of the week has been spent on the couch.
I think I’m slowly starting to improve. The nose isn’t as stuffy, but the cough is hanging tough and making it nearly impossible to sleep. The worst part is the fatigue. I am just flat out exhausted. I’m going to lie low through the weekend and hopefully bounce back next week. I hope so. I haven’t been this sick in years. My condolences to anyone else who got hit by this killer cold.
My poor dogs have been so neglected this week: no walks, no playing, etc. I feel like a horrible dog mommy, but I’ll make it up to them.
I’ve been knitting in the Mystery Project and also on Log Cabin #2:
I switched the Log Cabin Blanket from the Denise Needles to the Knit Picks Needles. Wow. It is so much easier to knit this on the KP needles. The blanket doesn’t get caught up on the cable and picking up stitches is ridiculously easy. I’ve been knitting with the Denise Needles and the Needlemaster and the Knit Picks needles are superior to both of them.
It’s time again for Friday’s Feast:
Name a song you know by heart.
She Let Herself Go by George Strait. I may or may not have been caught by fellow drivers belting this out at the top of my lungs at a red light.
What will you absolutely not do in front of another person?
Take a crap. But I will do it in front of dogs. I don’t have a choice. They like to line up and watch.
How often do you use mouthwash and what kind do you like?
Um, not very often. Call me a freak, but I have bad memories associated with mouthwash, so never buy it.
Finish this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
Why on earth would I answer this and embarrass myself on my own blog?
What was the last food you craved?
It was another gorgeous fall day here in Colorado. I took some pictures on the way home:
We’ve been having an absolutely gorgeous stretch of weather here in Colorado.
Today’s Saturday Sky:
MJ hosted a puppy party/knit group at her house today.
Felicia and I showed up with knitting, food and puppies.
There was a lot of playing:
Followed by a lot of resting:
I’m making progress on the At First Blush Blanket:
There’s mystery knitting going on, too. The first project is almost finished.
I’ll close today with my favorite picture that I took today. It’s of my darling Kishka, being most unladylike:
The Minty Fresh Blanket and I are back together.
I don’t trust myself to restart this in the middle of the pattern, so I frogged back to the border. This blanket will not defeat me!
Neither will the Green Eggs and Ham Socks:
They look finished, don’t they?
They’re not. I ran out of yarn on these socks and my attempt to salvage them failed. I will be taking the toes off these socks and using them to knit the heel of the second sock. Then, I’m going to do the toes in a different yarn. This won’t happen anytime soon. I can’t face anymore frogging right now.
Earlier tonight I caught Kishka sleeping like this:
How on earth is that comfortable?
Driving to work this morning I had to pull over and take some pictures. The morning was too beautiful to not capture on ‘film’. (Since the camera is digital, there’s no film. But it just doesn’t sound the same to say I captured it on memory card, does it?)
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods:
The foothills of the Rocky Mountains:
Pikes Peak came out from behind the clouds long enough for me to take my Saturday Sky picture:
Friday’s sunrise was pretty spectacular, too:
At First Blush is coming along:
Tonight I visited with an old friend:
The Green Eggs and Ham Socks!
Parker helped me with the photo shoot and he kept trying to bat the camera:
Doesn’t it look like fall?
There’s been progress on blankets:
At First Blush…
Deep Blue Something…
Log Cabin #2…
Taking the photo of the Log Cabin blanket was actually a bit exciting. I was balancing on the edge of the bed. Sam kept shifting position, so the bed was moving. I was trying to think of a good cover story to tell the doctor if I fell off the bed and broke something. Somehow I think “I was photographing a blanket on my bed for my blog” would raise a few eyebrows.
Speaking of my bed, Samantha has taken over:
I hope she’s comfy, because she won’t be staying there.
Max was looking especially photogenic this evening:
And I caught a moment of sisterly love:
During my travels in knitblogland recently I’ve noticed several knitters asking readers where to find the perfect knitting bag. Knitting bags are so personal. Every knitter I know has their own vision of the perfect knitting bag.
I like my knitting bags cheap:
I do own more traditional knitting bags but right now, these are my favorites. They contain all my blankets!
When Lion Brand announced last year that they were discontinuing Cotton-Ease there was a bit of an uproar in the knitblog community. I will admit that I mocked the people who were upset about this. I didn’t understand it. What’s the big deal about a cotton/acrylic yarn?
Then, I knit with it.
There are no words to describe my love for this yarn. It’s soft, machine washable/dryable, affordable and a joy to knit with. It is the perfect yarn for my Warm The World blankets. I’ve been cursing Lion Brand for discontinuing it.
I’m cursing no more. Lion Brand is bring it back “in a few months” in “a beautiful new color range”.
I see more Log Cabins in my future.
It’s finally Friday, so time to feast.
Measured in minutes or hours, how much exercise have you had in the last week?
Oh, lord. I am busted. 10 minutes.
If you had to change your blog title to something else, what would it be?
I’ve never really thought about that. When I decided to blog, the name “Runs With Needles” just kind of popped into my head. Once I Googled and verified that no one else used that name, that’s who I became.
Name one television show you watched when you were 9-12 years old.
Little House On The Prairie. I still watch it almost every day.
If someone gave you $50 to spend with the one condition that it had to be educational, what would you purchase?
I’m a history geek, so would probably buy a history related DVD: Ken Burns’ classic, Civil War Journal, and The Revolution are all favorites.
Fall is in the air.
The past two mornings I have woken up to find a furry creature pressed against me:
Kishka only sleeps with me in cool/cold weather. I love waking up in the morning to a dog on the bed.
Note that I said a dog. Waking up with three dogs on the bed is not nearly as much fun.
The cool weather has brought with it a case of Blanketas Startitis:
This is the Deep Blue Something Blanket.
And yes, this makes four blankets on my needles.
I picked up a blanket pattern booklet today, so my casting on may not be finished.
In geeky news, I won a movie ticket on Blingo a few minutes ago. Yay!