Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dogs, UFOs and The Moth

Firstly, especially for Clarabelle as requested.........more doggy pics

Yesterday afternoon I had a little bit of a tidy in my knitting baskets, and uncovered a few UFOs!

I found the Interweave waistcoat that I'd thrown in the naughty corner, but looking at it now it is easily fixed and finished.

The first of a pair of Jaywalkers in the Regia Kaffe Fassett sock yarn. I had hoped that this would have more of the bright blue in it, but most of has disappeared under the heel.

The unfinished pair of socks I received during the Sock Wars Day of the Dead competition. These just need a tiny bit more foot length and a couple of toes.

Cherie Amour in Colinette Iona, abandoned becasue I couldn't work out where to continue the pattern after casting off arm holes!

Then there are the projects I am currently working on sporadically, a pair of Monkeys using Wendy Happy bamboo yarn. Coincidentally I made my other pair of Monkeys with bamboo yarn.

And a Drops cardigan with the ebay yarn that arrived last week.

And of course the super secret own design socks that are not progressing very fast at all.

Then today as I was perusing the sites I like to look at regularly, I came across a tutorial for making Dorset buttons and promptly came home and made this.

I have stuck a bit of magnetic tape on the back and turned it into a fridge magnet.

Yesterday I was looking at mooncalf's blog and was reading the comments left. Sometimes I click through onto the commenters' blogs to see if I can pick up on any good ones I'd like to follow. On one called Peapods I clicked through to a site called The Moth. The Moth is a group of people who meet in two places in the USA and get up on stage and tell stories. The stories have to be true and are completely unscripted. They are a maximum of approximately 15-20 minutes long - perfect for my commute to work. I subscribed through itunes (free) and listened to a couple to and from work today. They were really good. Some people are just born story tellers and can string out an incident that maybe took 5 minutes into a whole 20 minute fascinating story. Give The Moth a try, it's worth a listen.


Anonymous said...

I love the colours of the waistcoat, would love to see it finished! Good luck!

clarabelle said...

Aaaww, thanks for the doggie pix!

The UFOs looks good - hope you can get them beaten them into submission soon. My max no. of UFOs at any one time is 3, or 4 at a push, otherwise I'm awake at night fretting (sad, or what!).

Natersby said...

Aw, your dogs are so cute!

Amazing how good at knitting you are! If I tried I'd probably stab myself in the thumb or something!

kv said...

the moth is a new york tradition---but i didn't know that it was doenloadable--thanks for the tip. and it looks like you have a lot of work to do....get knitting!!