Thursday, April 26, 2012

Greenman On the needles now

“Greenman”, a fun dapple dyed colorway by Family Pendragon has been sitting in my stash bin for nearly a year.  When I saw it I had to have it!  Purchased with no plans no plans in mind it’s been calling to me for some time now.  Looking for a small project to cast on last night, it refused to be ignored any longer.

Can you tell what it is? 

Not telling till it’s done but it will be a sweet set!

Greenman & hears ease 001

Fluffy mail received yesterday from Jenny of Little Trunks Knits one of my favorite dyers.

”Heart’s Ease” for a custom Kenna & Bloomers to be cast on later this afternoon

Greenman & hears ease 004

Stocked to the Katidids Etsy Shop a soft cowl in a wonderful olive green.

I didn’t have a model handy so I put my garden angel to work.  I don’t think she minded a bit!

Green Cowl 006

I’ve a couple of custom shrugs to photo (once I decide on buttons) and then they will be in the mail. 

The sun is flirting for a while today so I think I’m off to the garden for a bit

Have a great day



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Getting Back In The Groove

Another custom Cali Cargo ready for the mail

Size 2 knit using “Neverland” by Becoming Art.

Neverland Cali 001

Available for custom 5.5 oz. super soft wool. 

For some reason I keep pulling out fall colors for shop knitting and I love warm shades in this

Fluffyl Mail! 003

And I finally took photos of the soaker which coordinates with the Candy Girl Dress listed with Little Trunks Knits on Hyena Cart

New Knits & Fluff 014Earthy Rainbow Candy Girl 007

Fluffy Mail!

An order from Lollytree for another “Candy Girl”

Lllytree RainbowLollytree Rainbow

I can’t wait to see how this knits up!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Home Again And Ready For A Small Stocking


Boy does it feel so good to be home!  I want to thank you all again for your prayers and support for my son.  He’s doing better but it looks like he will be having surgery the first of next week to set and plate his collar bone.  It’s wanting to go its own way and not heal properly so….as long as they have the Neuro Dr’s approval they will work on that Monday or Tuesday.   So, keep those prayers coming!

This outfit I’d pretty much had completed before I left, the legs on the bloomers needed finished which were done Thursday morning.

I used Noro Kureyon which, always makes me think of the famous comment by Forrest Gump “Life is like a box of chocolates…..” Noro is like that, you see the colors in the skein but, you never know what your going to get till it’s done.  Teal, greens, browns, copper & bits of yellow       

Cali Cargo size 6-12 mo pattern by DaKine Knits           

        SMSS Bloomers By Carina Spenser

Hip 18 Rise 15 Inseam 2

New Knits & Fluff 001

S/M shorties in a colorway I'm calling “BLURPLE.  I had little fingers helping me sort colors this fall and now the dyer wrapper is gone. If you recognize the dye work,  please let me know!

Small/Medium shorties knit with a soft BFL, hip 18 Rise 15 inseam 2

New Knits & Fluff 010

Both will be stocked to the Katidids Etsy shop by this afternoon. 

Lots of things in the works & packages of fluffy mail were waiting my arrival home with more arriving yesterday. I’ll have photos up tomorrow and a custom slot.

Current Customs are on schedule other than waiting for yarn to complete them.

There will be a few other items added to the shop this next week.  If there are sizes and colors you’re looking for be sure and give me a shout out.

Stay safe out there!




Monday, April 9, 2012

What a difference a week makes

...And what an emotional roller coaster it’s been….Last Friday night we got a 1am call no parent wants to receive Our son who lives in San Diego was in the UCSD Medical center …ICU Trauma Unit.  They were on his motorcycle (with helmets) merging onto the freeway and hit a mattress left in the road. With traffic, there was no avoiding it and down they went. His girlfriend Bri, we think rolled off the bike, she had a quite a bit of road rash on her lower back where the riding jacket slid up and quite a few bruises.

When we spoke to those in the trauma unit checking on his condition I let them know I would be flying in Saturday the first flight I could get & they said no….you have to wait.    Ummmm what? WAIT?  WHY!!    Because as next of kin I had to be available to authorize any possible emergency surgery needed..and I couldn’t do that if I was in flight.  I flew in Sunday expecting all the nasty “road rash” & broken bones  which come with bike wrecks, I had the attitude if I visualized the worst any thing less would be wonderful.

Boy was I shocked when I saw him.  He had 2 black/purple eyes  Johnny Depp would be proud of, the backs of  his hands were pretty raw but looking at him, that was it.   Best they can figure he flipped over the handle bars and landed on the back of his head and left shoulder breaking his collar bone.  On his back he has a touch of road rash which a week later is nearly healed.  

 What you can’t see is, both temporal bones are broken, the bones above and below his left eye (I believe are the orbital bones), a fracture at the base of his scull and significant hearing loss in his left ear.  The Helmet

Because of the frontal lobe trauma, Initially we were give a pretty scary recovery….as in long term care rehab facility…we were looking at all the options, he couldn’t fly because of the head trauma so bringing him home was not an option…and his recovery would be best in an area he was last familiar with….living here for a while? I was scared to say the least…

Less than a week later he was discharged from the hospital,(with constant massive headache’s) on his own 2 feet, grumbling talking, reading and resuming modified activities . We have our son back…a more determined and stubborn stronger version.  He knows how blessed he is, and we all are so very thankful for all the prayers, good wishes and positive energy sent his way. Healing will be a long rough & rocky road & he's on his way one step at a time

Believe it or not, he started back in classes today….

17 credit hours.

Thank you is just not enough.

I’m sure he had better plans for his spring break!

Give those you love a big