Showing posts from February, 2011

Mount UFO...

Things have gotten a little out of control at Chez Hedgehog. Call it Partial Continuous Attention Disorder, call it being unable to look away from the shiny, call it having too many

I have a mountain of unfinished objects in my livingroom.'s at least a small hill.  The cat could probably hop over it, though that would most likely have some interesting connotation in mythic lore and then it would mean that during the next full moon I'll lose 3 of my size 2 DPNs on the Fullerton Bus. 

I lay them all out and realized that in there I have 4 partially done shawls, 1 cowl, 5 pair of socks, 2 pair of mittens, and a pair of gloves. 

And that doesn't include a few other projects that are around Chez Hedgehog.  Gonna see what I can tackle this week once I get through the database nonsense and tutorial evals.  Most things need less than 5 hours on them and I'd like to get all the ends woven in on the beautiful afghan that I knit last year before my new couch arrives o…

Where there is Wollmeise....

I had been doing so very well. I'd purchased some yarn tools but not many. I'd even ventured into Loopy to get a couple new sets of needles but getting brushed off by one of the staff had deterred me from lingering.

And then I got a text message. From Sherri at TLE. There was Wollmeise on her site.

I am weak in the face of Wollmeise, especially when there are new colorways.

And so the yarn buying moratorium is over for 2011. I made it six weeks into the new year, which I find pretty impressive! I only bought two skeins, but when it arrived, I realized there was at least one round of WM that I'd purchased late last year (probably near the move) and not entered into Ravelry, nor admitted.

I got the yarn from the post office on Friday. Sherri and the Elves were prompt as always in sending but my mail carrier is really cautious about leaving packages. Most of the time I'm okay with that.

So, without further ado, the yarn that got me shopping again:

Meet Madame Souris an…

Best Three on the Fives

I signed up a month ago for a Shawlette Swap with the Knitgirllls, which is my second favorite videocast (Carin still wins top spot).  I browsed through my stash as documented on Ravelry, browsed through patterns, debated with Sibling-the-Elder and tried to figure out what would be nice for my partner.

Yesterday morning I was headed out to a optometry appointment, lunch, and finally a knitting date a few miles from home. I knew my optometrist was going to require pupil dilation and while I understand the reasoning why, it is rather frustrating when a girl is trying to read a chart. As I would be on several buses and at least one train and would be having lots of conversations, it was time for simple knitting only.

I grabbed two projects: the Purple Pond socks, I'm through the gusset on Sock 2  and the yarn and needles for the shawlette. Only the pattern I'd settled on started immediately with the chart and see above for how much chart reading I was going to be capable of perfo…


I think I may have just found what might need to be the first yarn purchase of 2011.

Morehouse, they of the fabulous Alligator scarf kit, now has a Hedgehog Mittens Kit.

I am nearly powerless to resist. Just holding out til payday ;)

Creation of Closet Space

As I mentioned in my new year's resolution post, I'm a bit short on closet space at the present Chez Hedgehog. Generally speaking, this isn't all that bad, as it does make one clean out, but the loss of a linen closet has been deeply felt. I can turn yarn stash into decoration but I have challenges when it comes to finding attractive ways to have extra rolls of toilet paper and such.  Also, having my towels in a laundry hamper that was over the closet and therefore not particularly reachable without a chair wasn't really working.

So I started looking about for over-toilet storage and something that I could put into my bathroom to make up for this.

I have a very nice bathroom. Certainly all of my guests have approved of the shower--which is large and mostly glass.

And the red, while not my first choice of bathroom color, is suprisingly enjoyable. It's not a fire engine red, it's much warmer. Balanced with white on the lower half of the walls, and the white vani…