Chilly


2014.01.24 14:53:08

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Is it spring yet…?





Great Weekend


2013.11.10 10:14:38

Only halfway through a wonderful weekend. At Dia:Beacon

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Hudson Valley

 

 

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Walter De Maria

 

20131110-leaves

Robert Irwin / nature

 

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Imi Knoebel

 

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Richard Serra / Louise Bourgeois

 

20131110-smithson

Robert Smithson

 

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Richard Serra

 

20131110-berries

Robert Irwin





Snow Day


2013.02.09 13:17:14

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We were just hit with the blizzard of the decade!

The snow is incredibly beautiful outside, though I can say that since I’m now warm inside.  We ventured out into the  cold for an hour this morning and the drifts are so high!





Happy Holidays!


2012.12.15 17:52:07





Torsion


2012.09.10 15:43:18

It first began when I needed some good study knitting…  A provisional cast-on and then almost two feet of stockinette.  For some that may be boring, but for me it keeps the hands busy so my mind is able to concentrate.  It’s a low-key form of multitasking.

This is the result.

 

 

Follow the link to Torsion on Ravelry for all the details – my first pattern and it’s free too!

Torsion

design notes:

reverse stockinette fabric is knit at a loose gauge and doubled for warmth.

gauge/size relationship is essential for proper fit: best worn with 0″ to 1″ negative ease.

optional notes and directions appear throughout the pattern.

this pattern is easibly adaptable to other stitch patterns or yarn weights.

sizes: 20″ [22"] circumference unstretched

gauge: 7stitches/1inch stockinette

yarn: 600[650] yards light fingering yarn

grey hat: Swans Island . Certified Organic Merino Fingering . charcoal

blue hat: Ella Rae . Lace Merino . 106 & Lorna’s Laces . Shepherd Sock . natural

needles: two 16″ circular needles size 3mm, or size to achieve gauge

tools: stitch marker, tapestry needle

note: the grey version, is slightly smaller than the pattern calls for.  i only used one skein of yarn, but you would actually require two to knit to the correct size.

 





Weekend Fun


2012.06.24 18:49:04

Thursday: Yarn for this project (great study knitting)

 

Friday: Brain food pre-exam

 

Saturday: Practicing with his new giftie

 

Sunday: Breakfast of champions

 

Working on my new pattern

 

 





Monsterz


2012.06.23 19:08:07

Last weekend I picked up this cute fabric – I’d been looking for a while and finally caved.

Doesn’t it match the clover stitch markers perfectly?

So of course it got made into a knitting project bag.

 

This little guy is my favorite!





Summer


2012.06.09 11:34:26

I’ve been having fun with Instagram this summer.


Can’t wait for the sunny weather ’round these parts!





Keeping Busy


2012.06.03 01:00:56

with little things.

 

That might add up to something big.





Brainiac


2012.06.02 15:38:36

I’d been wanting to knit this pattern and try this yarn.  It’s very delicate but warm and light, using just under a skein.  I only did the cable panel on one side which was a lot faster and let me get it done in time (while cables look amazing, I am not much a fan of knitting them.)

For keeping my love warm.

 

for: love

pattern: Mind Reader . Tora Froseth Design

yarn: Pumpernickel . Loft . Brooklyn Tweed

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Then, just because it seemed cute…

 

for: no reason

pattern: from my mind

yarn: Pumpernickel . Loft . Brooklyn Tweed

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