Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Finished object: mittens!

Started May 14th, finished May 24th.
NHM #2 from Selbuvotter by Terri Shea.
Yarn is Cascade Heritage Sock, in white and army.
Obviously, I modified the cuff, as the recipient, Lexi, did not want the beautiful bell cuff from the pattern. I also modified the inside of the thumb to be a 1x1 checkerboard.
Details can be found on my Ravelry page.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ten on Tuesday: 10 things to accomplish this summer

1) Really make use of the garden. I've been quite successful so far with the spring greens (arugula, spinach, and curly mustard) and the herbs (basil, mint, and chives). Now I have to keep up with the tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and garlic...

2) Catch up on knitting. I owe seven people mittens and two people pairs of socks. I figure if I can do a mitten a week I should be almost caught up by the start of September.

3) Read. I usually set myself a goal of 50 books over the summer and I mean to stick with that.

4) Cook healthy food. I made a goal of trying out a new recipe each week for this year and I've fallen a bit behind with the craziness of the spring term, but I can surely catch up during the summer months.

5) Blog more.

6) Learn to use my camera function (better) on my phone.

7) Finish unpacking.

8) Clean out the barn.

9) Exercise regularly.

10) Do a better job of staying in touch with friends and family.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Finished object: afghan

Actually finished two projects in May, but have not blogged about yet since I've been having computer problems.

First: the granny square afghan for my cousin, finished just before the baby shower on May 5th. She cried when she opened it. All our relatives who remember our grandmother B. cried, too. It looked remarkably like all the ones she made for us, except that hers tended to cover queen size beds and mine will just about cover a small kid in a stroller.

Details: Cascade 220 Superwash, in 18 different colors. Used a size E crochet hook. Bought much of the yarn at WEBS and the rest at Marji's Yarncraft.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Project notes (graduating seniors edition)

Victoria: green and white, something with snowflakes
Ellie: green and white, something from the knitting book she gave me
Brooke: blue and white, something like "Mittens for Shelter"
Melissa: an octopus, in blue and pink, preferably with baby octopus
Brenna: gloves from Selbuvotter, probably black and white

All the juniors have chosen to wait until they decide on a college, with an eye toward getting mittens in their college colors.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ten on Tuesday: 10 favorite comedy movies

Finally, a Ten on Tuesday post I can knock off in ten minutes!

Comedy isn't really my favorite genre, but I have some favorite movies that always elicit giggles.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mean Girls
The Princess Bride
This is Spinal Tap
Better Off Dead
Four Weddings and a Funeral