My current work in progress:

Veronika Cardigan, designed by Shannon Cook, knit from YOTH Daughter in the Black Truffle colorway, using U.S. size 8 needles.

Honk if You Love ShibuiKnits Sock Yarn

I started a new sock yesterday, in ShibuiKnits sock yarn in the “Peony” colorway (color #220).

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I just purchased this yarn from The Loopy Ewe last week and got it in the mail on Friday. I really love ShibuiKnits almost-solid colorways, and I love the tight twist of the yarn.

This colorway reminds me of raspberry sorbet.

(And I now have a serious craving for raspberry sorbet . . . )

The lace pattern on this sock is one I got from a stitch dictionary. It’s called “Wing of the Swan” or something like that, and it’s in at least two stitch dictionaries I own. Because it is not terribly original, I’ll offer this pattern as a freebie when I finish it.

Today The Loopy Ewe updated with some new colors of ShibuiKnits sock yarn. Not trying to be an enabler or anything . . .

Let’s Try Haiku Voting Again, Shall We?

The voting for the haiku contest is now here. My apologies to those of you who already voted — you’ll need to vote again because this is a different poll plugin. All the haikus are displayed on the page linked to, along with the poll for voting for your favorite. It’s been tested in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari and appears to work in all those browsers. Fingers crossed that it continues to do so.

So clicky-clicky on the link to vote, please.

The haiku with the most votes as of 4:00pm Eastern time on Tuesday June 3, 2008 will be declared the winner.

Lucy sez:

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I know which haiku is my favorite . . .

Uncle!

Internet Explorer does not like the javascript for the poll I posted yesterday. While it works okay in Firefox and Safari browsers, I’m being inundated with emails and Ravelry messages, so I am deleting the poll and will try again when the WordPress poll plug-in is repaired. The WordPress plug-in script was not working, which is why I used an “outside” poll in the first place.

Sorry for the problems. Oy.

Haiku Voting!

Here are the top ten poems (in no particular order) as selected by my judges:

1.
Golden summer light
fades, loosing fireflies that they
reflect its glory.

2.
iridescent wings
flit here, there and everywhere
elusive dragonfly.

3.
mowing green at dusk
thunder rumbling distant drum
sweat trickles down face.

4.
her long fur whispers
in the summer breezes
as she lays in shade.

5.
Lilacs scent the air
Memories of summers past
Floating on the breeze.

6.
Summer breezes blow
Across the fields of flowers
While they dance…I knit.

7.
Bees attack my hair
Bugs are flying in my face
I’ll stay in and knit.

8.
Who has time to plant?
Summer of Socks is at hand.
Weeds, weeds everywhere.

9.
Cotton, hemp, and silk;
bamboo draped like waterfalls;
summer knitting soothes!

10.
Hot cicadas screech.
Peaches ripen by the pool.
My white wine is cold.

Vote here:

Note: Poll deleted due to technical difficulties. Voting will take place at a later date. Sorry for the problems.

Twisty Bits!

The Twisty Bits Socks are done.

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I’ll be writing the pattern up soon.

A Milestone

My odometer yesterday:

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This is how much mileage I’ve put on my car in 4 years, 3 months. All hail public transportation!

In Other News

Teddy is ready for the beach.

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Lucy prefers to nap.

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