Here’s all the random photos I’ve been collecting on my desktop. I’m cleaning up and getting rid of this clutter! (because digital cleaning is so much nicer than actual cleaning!)
This is from the short row hat binge two weeks back. I like the colors, I like the shaping, I like the fit, I like all the wedges, I like the stockinette texture! I do wish the short rows were just a bit less harsh. I used the standard wrap and turn for the short rows. My intention is to try YO short rows and/or German short rows to improve it. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s on the list. Soon come.
I’m really putting the hiker into this Hitchhiker. It’s been on the go and making good progress. This was a particularly photogenic day in Golden Gate Park. It’s had me wishing I was back in Iceland. I stood in front of a lot of waterfalls taking selfies wearing that hat in Iceland!
Several days later, the sun came out briefly. I had to run and hide in the nearest bar I could find. And this happened…
What you don’t see is the Golden State Warriors logo, painted on the window next to the Warriors graphic you do see. The whole Warriors mashup has always tickled my fancy, so shadows and the garter ridges lining up just right and then there’s that weird green dot? It must be a fairy. I don’t think there could be any other explanation for it?
and then, my mom painted me a sock blank! I can’t wait to get started! I’m trying to talk myself into socks but it’s not going well. I think it needs to become something that will be seen! I want to see these colors!
And then, Rocky didn’t get mad when I forced him to be a pom pom photo prop. He didn’t help much though.
And then, Trillium Sequoia’s birth announcement showed up with this photo. Trillium is the white flower on the hat, the pinecones are from a Sequoia. The whole thing is just so sweet! I find it irresistible. And they did a very nice job of hiding just how huge the hat really it. I don’t really know how big babies are? She’ll be growing into it soon enough. Perhaps a dress to match? (this is how I end up with 10 projects on the needles…)
I have done a little de-cluttering around the house. I came across a bag of stuff from my cross stitching days. I always wanted the back to be clean. Looking at it now, I’m completely impressed with myself. I don’t have the patience or focus for it anymore. Every time I try to cross stitch now, I fling it down out of total boredom and disinterest in about 9 minutes. I loved it once upon a time though. How else do I explain that pheasant??
And with that, my desktop is clear and it’s time to start the weekend! Hope you have a good one :)