Patti Purls

Monday, June 25, 2007

There, my friend, is one of the best lookin' socks you'll ever see. Your blue ribbon is mine! (You know who you are. Mwahaha!)

Some Shady Business
The elusive, camera shy equestrian blazer is in pieces, waiting for blocking before assembly.
This represents about five skeins of Brown Sheep Nature Spun in "Beet Red." It is a bit pinker than the red of the oriental carpet. It has a navy haze to it, as well, but it is the color of beets. I love beets. Nature's candy. I love this color, too. It will look good with everything in my fall and winter wardrobe.
First, a good soak in the tub. Everything feels better after that. People are a lot like sweaters that way, don't you think? This soaked while I prepared lunch and went about my business for oh, say, 30 minutes. Then it was blocking time.
I consulted the measurements in the IK magazine and came darn close. I used a sewing pattern layout board thing to pin the pieces to. Now the blazer is sitting in the shade on this warm, breezy day. Usually I pin things out on the carpet in the family room. (My pets do respect the work and tiptoe around it!) Then I set up a fan and come back later. Well, that fan went to camp yesterday but with fewer people at home no one is complaining about loss of the table.
Well, it is not dinner time yet...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here is the clapotis, made for my mother for Christmas, being modeled by its owner. That was a fun thing to knit and I would like to make one for myself. Currently, I am ready to block the pieces of the Equestrian Blazer and have a nifty pair of Monkey socks in progress, too. No, not those gray and red things, monkey as in "get the monkey off my back!"

Now that school is out I resolve to be a Better Blogger and post regularly. Imagine that!

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Don't ask me why I did this, I just did this. Maybe I've been doing too much time in middle school, lately...

Try it yourself, following the link below and find out
what finger you are!

You Are a Pinky

You are fiercely independent, and possibly downright weird.
A great communicator, you can get along with almost anyone.
You are kind and sympathetic. You support all your friends - and love them for who they are.

You get along well with: The Ring Finger

Stay away from: The Thumb