Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yes, it is a Knitting blog!

I know some of you are wondering if all that spring has not gone to my head with all those flower shots. I did go a bit nuts with the flower power- but I just could not help it. It all adds up to or vision of life. I am also teaching my son to look. Look at this flower how many petals, colors, size, leaves or not etc. Its not so much about the flowers but about looking to see and not just gloss over. I love the saying: "what is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare."
The flowers were not meant to be a smoke screen covering no-knitting... There has been knitting!
Austerman Step sock 1
Austreman step sock. Its my 24/lost/soprano project. When watching TV is more "demanding..."
secret in koigu
Another secret project- just above here
and my pin stripe cardi- which I wish was done last week. these are the sleeves. back and the two fronts are finished. It will soon be done. I get that familiar feeling at my finger tips, when you are on a role and the project is soon done. And I may have to do a crochet project. Not that anyone is forcing me to do it, but THIS is just so amazing, and I have some stash for it! I think I have a crush on that blanket...
Koigu stash 4-25-07/2 Koigu stash 4-25-07/1
And thanks for your encouragements (from the pros no less!) about the spinning. I had not had much time, but this weekend there will be lots of spinning . Fleece Festival in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sit n' Spin...Yarn with my knitting group on Sunday!

15 comments:

KnitNana said...

Oh...double trouble? LOL! Blogger must have hiccuped? I love the sleeves, the sock, the pulled together odds and ends for the blanket!
(so glad you're still a knitting blog! but I love love love your photos, too!)
Yes, we must stop and smell the flowers.
(((hugs)))

Annie said...

Oh my gosh Hila, I saw that blanket in Purl months ago and I have been obsessed with figuring out how to make it. DUH, there's a pattern. I have been going on and on about it to Hubby! Thanks for linking to the flickr album and the pattern, I am so psyched! SO having another Sit n' Crochet :-)

Hilde C. said...

Smoke screen covering no-knitting? Even if you insisted that there was no knitting going on, I wouldn't believe you...I think flowers can be inspiring for knitting too - all the wonderful colors and shapes. I can truly understand the crush you have on those blankets - I think I just fell in love too... Puh, all those projects...:-)

tiennie said...

Those socks are amazing! I don't crochet either but would love to make one of those blankets.

Mintyfresh said...

that's a wonderful thing to be teaching your son! we should all be remembering to stop and Look.

Sonya said...

I know, isn't the babette blanket just gorgeous? Speaking of gorgeous, that secret project is quite the looker! I love the flowers, nature and the colors, quite the inspiration for me.

pat said...

Ooooo Weeee - I'm loving those socks!!!

sharon said...

love the socks and the blanket. beautiful.
the pics of flowers say it like no one can!

Code Purl said...

Crochet is fun-you should definitely go for it. I think it lends itself to improvisation more than knitting does.

KT said...

Oooh, the colorwork project is GREAT.

Kath said...

I just love that crochet blanket - that would really drive me mad as I have a problem with crochet and being able to do it! What a great idea of the Fleece Festival in the zoo - now why doesn't every zoo do that? I love the colours of the current projects and understand the need for mindless knitting for 'demanding' TV! And after a cold and dark winter it's always such a great idea to stop and enjoy the life and beauty around us all so don't stop with the photos!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh no ,I love the flower shots :)after all aern't all things around us an inspiration ?
Some great knitting going on here , love those sleeves. Great blanket and what a great stash buster it would be .
Have fun at your spinning weekend ; I am sure you will love it :)

gail said...

Those are some gorgeous sleeves!!! And gorgeous stash!! What fun you are having.

astrid said...

funny: I also have 2 projects: 1 for watching tv ( I knit with Grey's and Gilmore girls, but Lost too) and another more demanding knitting. Love your more demanding knitting by the way: great colour combination. Made it up yourself?

nona said...

Your mystery project, whatever it is, is beautiful -- the pattern, balanced and the colors, perfect! And really you must, must, must make a Babette blanket -- the pictures you linked us to are amazing. All the blankets look like abstract paintings!