Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer Squares Take Eleven...and then some

So I missed Take Ten. Don't yell at me...but this is The Summer Squares Project's eleventh week, and I am trying to be consistent. I got some modestly improved Dark Star photos. My model has been on strike (holding out for a better compensation package, possibly) and these were the only shots that she allowed me to post. Eventually I will have more and better pictures! Until then, you can get a pretty good sense of the project.
This shows the DarkStar Square...
And this shows the MoonShine Square...
And this shows the Beaded Belt Square along with a good detail shot of the border and edging.
I have a ton of knitting (and more than a ton of housework) to do, but I just had to take some time to make sweet and spicy pickled peppers. I love these and now I have enough to last about a year, as long as I don't give any away. I used hot cherry peppers, some jalapenos, some serranos and a few others that I don't know the names of. I know they are spicy because they made my face burn when I was cutting them. Yummmm.
And I have some new socks cooking, in preparation for a workshop I am teaching later this month. I am pleased with them, despite the mediocre picture.
I also have some new fiber in my queue. This is a merino and silk blend that I dyed and shared with a few friends. We are going to spin the fiber and use a scarf pattern I have gestating to each make our self a scarf. The group of us are all over the country. I am eager to see how each of us spins and knits this project. Expect to see more about over the next few months.
Finally, I have several other new knitting projects to share with you but first we have to wrap-up our Summer Squares work. I posted the Dark Star border chart this week and have the edging to post next week, and the blanket finishing right after that. Whew! I better get back to my knitting until next week, knit on!


  1. Maybe you should review the compensation package, I am sure that given a chance a modeling agency would snap BadKitten up in a heart beat.

    The sock looks fun, pity you are teaching your workshop so far away!

  2. Beautiful shawl! Beautiful fiber! Lovely socks!

  3. What a beautiful shawl! Spicy pickled peppers.. yum! Oh I wish I were near by. Would love to go to your workshop!