"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


About as basic brown as you can get:
Knitpicks Stroll in the colorway Kindling.  My basic plain jane sock recipe.  These were the first socks that I knit with my new Signature dpns.  Love them - socks and needles.  66st - 2.25mm - 5/1 rib.

And "Brown"
was the answer BG gave to Grandpa when asked what kind of leaf this was.  Pretty appropriate answer, I think!  Each day, BG seems to find his "Very Favorite" leaf in the walk from the car up to the back door, and has to bring it in and save it to give to Grandpa.  While Grandpa was going to share tree identification skills with BG, BG was quite happy to share his 2-yr old perspective with his grandpa.  We all had a giggle, and "Brown" it is!

Brown, with a tinge of blue
is how this lovely brown elixir has been making me feel of late.  I drink my coffee black, with the exception of that first cup of the day - that one is doctored up....  I love my coffee!  It's what motivates me to jump from my bed each morning - just the thought of that first cup of joe.  But I have been battling a bad cold for the past week or so, and nothing tastes good - nothing - including that first cup of coffee!  So, sad...:(   I do think I am on the downhill slope though.  I'm feeling a bit better today. 

I have two things on needles right now, and sticking with the brown thing.....
These yarns are being knit into Flamboyan (Rav link) by Steven West.  I'm on the outer ribbed border, and I think I'll really like the finished shawl/scarf.  As always, I love knitting wth handspun.

And for just a splash of color!
Socks in the colorway  "Viola"!  Yarn is by IntoTheWhirled - her  Saginaw sock line.  Merino - luscious!

And an update:  The "kids" made it home safely from Hawaii.  They will be returning in a few weeks though, for another visit!  Each bought the other a trip to Hawaii as a surprise gift to celebrate their 1yr anniversary of being a couple.  The funny thing is both employers knew what was going on, as each had gotten the time off arranged for the other in secret.  Bet there were a few chuckles exchanged behind closed doors!  Ahhhhh - young love!


Marguerite said...

Kindling is a beautiful color. I happen to have my own pair of Kindling socks. Knit on 56 stitches, I got thin stripes.

Glad you're starting to feel better.

Dorothy said...

Brown is often an overlooked color, but in your hands it is stunning. I'm with you on the coffee - that's what usually gets me out of bed in the morning, although I take my doctored up. Please continue to get better!

Elaine said...

I'm with you on the brown and the Knit Picks stroll! I just knit a pair of mitts for my DIL and a pair of socks with the leftovers for the 3 year old. I think mine was called "timber". I like your shade of brown better! ;o) Hope you're better soon. Last time I had coffee was 1972. Bleh...

Artseycrafts said...

Out of the mouths of Babes - BG is correct (vbg).

How did you like the Stroll yarn? I have a very pretty blue which I should knit soon.

Karen said...

BG is so clever cutting right to the chase. Brown it is.

Your knits are just lovely. I too would like to hear what you thought of the stroll yarn.

I hope you feel better. There is nothing worse than feeling poorly and not being comforted by the foods that usually do it for you.

KnittySue said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those socks and the colors...hope your feeling better soon. I'm easing back into blogging now that the stress is easing up, stop by and visit.
Take care

Lynn said...

LOL LOVE they are going back to HI soon. Yep, those employers got a great laugh abt what the other one did. also shows the love and kindness of both the kids AND their jobs.

Also love all the yarny goodness you showed. I do love the browns, but I'm partial to that Viola at the end!

Judy S. said...

Great socks! A couple years ago I tried to find some brown shoes and was told "brown's not a color"! They should have seen your Kindling! That shawl should be very nice in your pretty handspun. Feel better fast!