Posts Tagged 'North'

A sketch for Green

A quick sketch for Project Spectrum in a park

A quick sketch for Project Spectrum in a park

Green Like Ireland

White fence, green fields, blue sky on a changeable spring day

White fence, green fields, blue sky on a changeable spring day

This farm shocked me with its pleasant March green field, after a day of talking with family who were driving into the snows of Wisconsin or were dodging hail the size of golf balls. In March, when the scales between winter and spring can tip either way, I’ll drink in any vista with green that I can get, even if it’s on a cold, raw day with threat of torrential downpours. [This was shot on Sunday, north near Bel Air, MD. And all that came into my brain was snippets of Walt Whitman poetry. Pure joy.]

Song song Green

Well, a little bit honeycomb-twistribblue, too, because I need to rip this back. At least I discovered it before I was beyond 24 inches of cabling.

The flash washed out the color of the yarn a bit. Stats: Green Mountain Spinnery cotton comfort. Color is almost a green equivalent of faded bluejeans — just lovely and muted. (It was a lovely present one year at Christmas, I think.)

Stats: Honeycomb sweater from Knitty. I think I have to rip back around 10 rows. Oddly enough, I’m beginning to wonder if I could turn this pattern into a little belero to wear with a sleeveless dress. Hm. Although a vest would be more useful.

Casting to the North

I finally decided which of my projects I was going to work on, now that PS4 North has begun. I have some Cotton Comfort yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery that’s been on my mind ever since I received it as a very welcome gift one year. It’s a green that isn’t quite green and isn’t quite the color of faded blue jeans. Very cool. The pattern I’ve chosen is Honeycomb from Knitty.com. (Knitty link here for people who aren’t on ravelry.) I think they’ll work well together.

Except, I didn’t get gauge, and because of the negative ease in the pattern, I’m knitting some insanely small size to make up for the too-large gauge (1/2 an inch off). And yes, if negative ease is a bad idea, I will probably knit a placket on the sides to make up for the difference…. Or do some other half-thought out fix. But at least I didn’t spend my weekend held hostage by Lawrence Welk duelling with the Celtic Women (my theory of what counts as “viewer favorites” in our once-monthly begathon). Instead, I cast on for North while I was visiting friends up north.

[If I have the Gardener create some sculpey bees for shoulder buttons for Honeycomb, that wouldn’t be strange, would it? I mean, then I’d be “covered in bees” without any danger.]

Egg, plate and cup

eggcupThe egg cup seen in this photo has been around my home (either at my parents’ house or here) since we brought it back from Germany when I was 2. When it was freshly painted, you could clearly see a winking girl with gold, plaited hair and a little ruffle around the neck. Now, you mostly see the wink.

The every day plate fits in with the PS4 North and green theme. It was nice having a day when photography was possible with less flash.


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