Only it isn’t very hot! lol But a nice, rich chocolately brown. there’s some logs and root wads coming down. Mostly stuff left from previous high waters, it looks like. I’ve seen nothing green yet. Coffee Creek is up but not as much as the river. Randy says Swift Creek is really roaring, tho. The [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2004
This picture is of Treasure Creek, just before the culvert under the driveway. Don’t know what C.C. looks like this morning but according to USFS and BLM reports both it and the River are pretty high and the lake is filling rapidly! Hope you are all still on an island! It is still coming down [...]
This mirky picture is of Treasure Creek, just before the culvert under the driveway. Looks like it may go over the driveway by afternoon. I took the pic out the bathroom window, the only one with no screen to shoot though. I didn’t want to go out there to get a close up! Don’t know [...]
I used some Patons Kroy sock yarn that I had in stash from http://www.tornadowood.com/ called “Stained Glass”. It is a tiny bit heavier than the German self patterning yarn “Opal”, but not significantly. This sock was never finished. I got nearly to the heel and took it off the loom. I cannot add to it [...]
Here comes the toe of the sock out of the loom. I cast-on using the flat method and laid the pull down string across it. The second row started the e-wrap for the round knitting. I used 10 stitches for the toe, but would increase that to about 16 or 18 the next time, I [...]
This should be about “life-sized”. The toe of the sock needed short rows which left a row of holes. This is how I closed them. I used a Size F crochet hook, I think.
Here’s a close-up of how I chained the spaces left by the increases. It seemed like the easiest method of dealing with them. Short-rowing leaves gaps and the stick-knitting method seemed an awkward (to say the least!) method of dealing with them on the knitting frame.
Randy called his supplier and discovered that the name is not Ida, it’s Ipe. The atrocious handwriting on our invoice was where this mistake came from! I found the information below on the internet. It is a lovely wood. Randy says he has both flat-sawn and quarter sawn. I think the picture I have is [...]
I want to make a vest, if I have enough. I have some wool/Samoyed blend that I think i’ll spin up to match. This is a three ply, by the way. The colors in this don’t show up much, I guess I blended too well. So I’m thinking about dying the white Kool-aide orange. I [...]
My sister Rosy spun some Cormo wool and her own angora and dyed it springtime colors to make a vest for Grandmother. I knitted it on the ISM (but the button bands are hand knit!) and added buttons that were given me by a elderly neighbor more than 30 years ago. They aren’t as old [...]