Day Trip

I went on a day trip today and despite being rather sick, I managed to have a good time.

cotton yarn

Yellow cotton yarn -Florafil Super Soft Cotton, Yellow Cinquefoil, 3.5 per skein, 97% cotton, 3% nylon, 125 yds per skein, $14.95 per skein.

I’m planning to make a baby sweater for a co-worker who is expecting. The gender is unknown so I picked yellow. I was planning on light green but I couldn’t find any I liked.


I finished the fortune cookie! It even has a message embroidered into the fortune. Not bad if I do say so myself.


You can now find me on instagram. My user name is Cleoknit_itz. I’ll try to keep it updated regularly.

I’ll be back soon with a better, more detailed post. Once I feel like a human being again.


I finished Deciduous this morning.


I am writing up the pattern today and I hope to have it posted, on Ravelry and here, by Monday. My mother saw Deciduous while it was still a W.I.P. and now wants her own pair in “tropical” colors.

On the fourteenth I ordered three skeins of yarn from a yarn shop  in Portland of all places. Thursday they arrived.


They’re individually wrapped in tissue paper. I enjoyed unwrapping them. It was rather like Christmas.


It’s Ambiente by Schoppel-Wolle, 100% virgin wool, sport weight, 50g per skein, 169 yards per skein. The colorway is 1863magic. I’m thinking a pair of socks. I would like to design them myself, the only problem is that I wouldn’t be able to come up with the heel on my own.

I was on the knitty blog the other day and I found a very cool commercial for natural gas.

The company covered-then unravled- a house with knitting.

Grandma’s Yarn?

As I blog I’m watching the Cmas. I was also knitting on <surpriseproject#1>. I restarted it I think twice tonight and six times total. I am just finding the lace so difficult. I was so excited when Luke Bryan sang “Shake it for me girl” because of one line: Tangle me up like grandma’s yarn, yeah, yeah, yeah. I want to scream “KNITTING!” whenever I hear it.

Here’s knitting’s moment in the spotlight

Here’s my lace pattern at the restart.  Anyway I hope if any of you are country fans you are watching too. If you all aren’t country music fans I hope you like my lace pattern.
By the way:  I just realized the is my twelfth post