"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


WIP Wednesday March 16, 2011

Featuring a new and an 'old' project today. First is the focal bead for the Italian bead class. I've received the last installment of the class and here's what I've done with it so far.

I've just realized I photographed it upside down. We're looking at the bottom on the top. Oh whatever! Anyway, I was working on the embellishment part last night and stopped 3 crystals short of having it done because I ran out. I've found the second package of crystals and will probably finish it tonight. I need to make one more of the beaded beads, attach the angel inside the above container, and then I can make the necklace with these various parts.

A loved one's birthday is coming up in a few weeks so I've started a pair of socks.

This is the cuff, which I really like a lot. The yarn is a mint/grey combo that I bought from Knitivity when he was having one of his Blog Reader specials. You should check him out. He has interesting yarns. The pattern is TTL mystery sock from a knitalong that was held some time ago. There are pics on Ravelry, so it's not a mystery what it will look like for me.

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All that hope for a sunny day warm enough to sit out on the deck this week has been dashed. Now the predictions are for rain, rain, and more rain, and temps in the 40F's. Phooey!

Kitchen ant update: Yesterday, after not seeing any ants in the kitchen for a couple days, I picked up one of my orchid pots near the kitchen sink and found a whole colony of the little buggers living under it. They've been hiding there since I put out the bait. I grabbed a can of Raid ant spray and put them out of my misery. I refreshed the bait too. Now I'm finding female Carpenter Ants in the house. ARRGH!!! Time to put bait in other places besides the kitchen counter now. The war is on! I shall not be defeated.

Live long and prosper.\\//


  1. Nooooooooo!!! Not more ants!!!!

  2. I am in awe of your beading skills. I hope you'll post the finished project!

    That mint/gray yarn is luscious and it is working up very nicely.

  3. Wow, that beading is gorgeous! It reminds me of the ball they drop each New Years Eve in Time Square. :)

    I love the color of the yarn you're knitting with the socks.