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Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Blogless Sandy knit the cutest Minion!  It was a fun day starting off with a great massage, followed by Korean food, bon bons at Aloha yarns while knitting and chatting.  After hitting the Farmer's Market, its home!  Not bad for a rainy day in the islands. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Terrestrial Ribba

Pattern:  Ribba, by Wooly Wormhead
Yarn:  Knotty Naomi Twisters.  Bond wool, from Southern Cross Fibers.  Colorway Terrestrial. 
Needles:  size 9
Mods:  I did not get gauge, so knit the large and knit 12 rows in rib sections and started my crown decreases 4 rows into the second rib section. 
Comments:  This wool is wonderfully squishy and soft.  The colors make me very happy, especially the way the blue glows. 

Now for a whine.  I decided to join the Downton Abbey Mystery KAL.  The second clue was not knit-able as initially written and I went a bit bonkers.  I had to hibernate the project to "get over it".  I am going to wait until the series is over to insure the bugs are out of the pattern, but it still nags and beckons.  I thought the project was karma as it called for 550 yds of DK weight and I had an luxury skein in my stash.  The yarn did not appreciated being frogged numerous times! But at least the pattern is free.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Cotton Day

Blogless Linda, a weaver, has cotton growing in her yard. She is very generous in sharing.   It loves the hot, dryness of Ewa Beach. This particular day followed some strange weather, more rain then usual, and the bolls are plump, but very few had burst open.  We spent some great time chatting, eating bon bons, checking out her really cool paper weavings and trying to get Tiger(the cat) to approve of us.  I'm tempted to plant a few seeds.  According to Cotton Acres, it is very easy to grow indoors or out.

Jan. 29, 2014 update:  Blogless Sandy has updated me on the type of cotton, South Island cotton.