Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hand-spun Scarf

I decided it was time to knit something from a skein of my hand-spun yarn. I used some Kool-Aid dyed Faulkland roving that I dyed earlier. The result was a little over 400 yds of a fingering weight 2-ply.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Joshua's Blankie

Finished Joshua's Blankie and it is ready to mail to Virginia. It measures 34" square at 3 spi in Bernat Denim Style.

Another Pair of Socks

I decided on Wendy Johnson's Laurel Sock pattern from "Toe-Up Socks for Every Body" in Malabrigo Solis colorway.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ode To My Dishwasher

The most wonderful devices known to man are of absolutely no use without some assistance from us.

O, dishwasher, dishwasher, thou marvelous machine!
Whatever goes in comes out spotlessly clean.

No spots, no stains, no, nothing so trite
When once I discovered the thing that you like.

No powders or liquids to make you say 'ouch.'
You prefer a detergent that comes in a pouch!

No wondering, no guessing the rinse aid to add
A light comes on and makes me so glad!

At the end of your cycle such a nice little chime
Telling all that your task is done in good time.

O, clever, O modern, O lovely machine!
To all of my friends your praises I sing.

In spite of your marvels, gadgets and such
One thing only remains and yet it means much.

In order for you to accomplish all that we see
It only requires one simple action from me.

For, no matter your strengths, for the dishes no shower
Unless and until I push the button marked 'Power.'

Patricia Blankenship 5/13/11

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finishing Socks

Just starting the cuff on the second sock. I love finished projects.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Sweet Smell of Spring

As we have cleared the underbrush back from the edge of the driveway, a solid wall of honeysuckle has been revealed all along the south side of the drive. Walking out to shut the gate for the night I could smell the aroma all the way from the house to the road.