Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

Tales of a Perpetual
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Filed under: Announcements,Cooking - Folkcat in the Kitchen,Knitting,Sewing — folkcat at 4:05 pm on Monday, August 27, 2007

It’s been a strange weekend here – an odd mix of relaxing at home, and getting out to do errands. More like zonking at home, really – Gryphon has been very tired, what with two jobs and all, so as much as possible we let him just sleep the weekends away to catch up.

We did, finally, do something on Sunday we’ve been meaning to get around to. We visited a local farm stand, and bought some newly picked Paula Red apples, and fresh, local raspberries. I made a wonderful apple-raspberry cobbler last night, and we’ve already consumed over half of it. But it just tasted that good!

I did get back into my crafting groove over the last several days as well. First of all, at long last I have a picture of the most recently FO’d Socks for Gryphon:

FO: Socks for Gryphon, Pair 3

They don’t actually have black cuffs – he’s just wearing them over his black support socks in the photo. We’re both really pleased with the fit, and Gryphon has just been ga-ga about how much he likes the color and pattern.

As for my own socks, I’m about halfway through the foot on the first sock of this pair (SF:P3S1).

WIP: SF:P3S1, Half a Foot

I’m still loving the colors, especially the way some splotches just scatter around the sock, and some form spiral stripes, but then break up. Very unpredictable yarn! I can’t wait to see what happens next…

A lot of work this weekend went into the handpieced hexagon quilt tablemat. Since I recently got an extra package of the Quilt Patis, I can make more hexagons ahead. This lets me get longer stretches of quick and easy whipstitching them together.

QIP: Hexagon Table Mat, Column 6

It’s still not a fast project, but it finally feels like I may see the end of it someday!

In other news, the new review blog is under construction. I have a lot of template-tweaking to do, as well as writing a new “About Me” and even a FAQ. But it’s possible it might be live by next week sometime. Which is good, because I’ve got a few more review copies of books coming already…


Comment by Claudia

August 28, 2007 @ 7:53 am

Glad you had a nice weekend and the cobbler sounds scrumptious! Can I come over?

I’ll be without my kitchen for about a 5-6 weeks until Anthony gous to Florida to arrange the shipping of our household goods – so NO BAKING FOR ME. Did I really just say that? Yikes.

Comment by Sara Fail

August 28, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

Congrats, Christine, for winning, below!

I can see why Gryphon is enamored of the handsome socks you made him! I think they’d look good on me, too. Lol. Actually, when I first saw how your knew ones were working up, I had to go favorite that yarn on Ravelry, from your sock WIP pic. It’s so awesome, for all the reasons you say!

I like how the hexagons are turning out!

More books coming, cool! Can’t wait for the reviews!

Comment by Angela Lee

August 1, 2009 @ 5:01 am


You don’t know me but I love all the crafts you are involved in wish I knew someone who knows as many as you. I am also a craftperson. I knit, crochet, weave (simple weaving), sew, make beaded jewelry (including hair jewelry),cooking (mostly vegetarian but I am not a vegetarian I do eat meat on occasion.),computer graphics(comes in handy for photos.) Well if you are interested in trading tips and showing someone who care your crafts let me know here.

Comment by Angela Lee

August 9, 2009 @ 8:01 am


I would love to see your spinning. It is a craft I am very interested in. Did you learn from the net or a book? I want to learn and want to know where you got the info on how to do it.

Comment by Angela Lee

August 18, 2009 @ 5:58 pm


I can most likely find out how to spin on the net. If not I can find a book I am sure. 🙂

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