Mutterings. And stuff.

  1. Sophisticated :: Audrey Hepburn
  2. Pelicans :: fish.
  3. Flat :: stomach.
  4. Cheekbones :: high.
  5. Possible :: possibilities.
  6. England :: island.
  7. Jacket :: potato.
  8. Sunflower :: seeds.
  9. Hungry :: pelican.
  10. Accent :: French.

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I am working on a two-part post about my dyeing experiments adventures. Soon

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The horrific cold seems to have passed on to some other locale. Our temp is at or above freezing 🙂 So naturally, I finally finished my extra-long fingerless gloves, the ones to keep my forearms warm whilst reading in bed in our cold bedroom.

I tried to wear them last night but had to take them off after a couple minutes because they were… too warm.

I don't know, do you think it will get ever cold again?




Yarn: Colorado Yarns Durango (10-ply worsted, 50/47/3 wool/acrylic/rayon),  colorway 5, a tweedy ecru; 1.3 skeins, 138 yds.
Needles: Addi Turbos US#7.
Pattern: Cobbled together, but I used the thumb gusset from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Knitting Patterns. I cast on a couple extra stitches to allow for more room in the forearm (could have used a couple more) and decreased them away before the wrist.

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Laundry day, hand washables:


Actually, these are all perfectly machine washable and dryable except for the blue socks, upper row, at right. I found out the hard way that they will felt (Pagewood Farms, Denali Hand-dyed sock yarn). But I am *practicing* using my Hand Wash cycle.

Here is my *dryer* for the hand washables:


I took this while the fan was moving to spare you the sight of how filthy the thing is. Really need to clean it… someday.

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0 Responses to Mutterings. And stuff.

  1. Kym says:

    (You’re supposed to clean fans?) It did turn suddenly warm, didn’t it? With thunder and lightening and everything, even. Now THIS is a January Thaw. . .

  2. Deb Winslow says:

    What a great idea! Bed Mittens.
    The upstairs in my older home, doesn’t have heat and my hands get cold when I’m reading in bed.
    Thanks for the idea.

  3. Erika says:

    They have a Swiffer duster with a magic extendo-handle that should do the trick for your ceiling fan. Except that I have been scouring stores for it for about a month now and have yet to spot one.
    (I have bookshelves filled with books that I cannot reach ever since moving the couch. Oh, so dusty.)

  4. k says:

    I was gonna say, there’s a device for that. But somebody got there first.
    High of 5 degrees on Thursday, up here. Colder in the cities, by you. I think you might get to use those gloves. And soon.

  5. Sophanne says:

    Picture one: kmkat took a picture of her leftmitt with her right hand. No biggie if she’s right handed
    Picture two: kmkat took a picture of her right mitt with her left hand. It surprises me not that kmkat is so very ambidextrous. She is, in fact a knitting accountant. That should say it all.
    Picture three: WTH? I didn’t realize kmkat had two arms and a hidden third one just for picture taking. You’re amazing.

  6. Soxanne says:

    Lovely mitts – I’m sure it will get cold again, given that you’re in WI and it’s January. Call it a hunch.
    Also, those fans only have to be cleaned when you sell the house – at least that’s how it worked for me 😉

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