Friday, November 16, 2007

A Famous Guest

We had the honor of spending the morning yesterday with the charming and delightful Franklin Habit of The Panopticon fame.

He came by in the morning and spent several hours entertaining us with witty banter and curious stories. And, he brought homemade brownies. They were still warm!! I can't remember tasting better. He said the secret was homemade vanilla extract. Note to self: Get that recipe!

Genteel ladies that we are, we each ate a single brownie and judiciously saved the rest for later. I shudder to imagine the scene had we been a less refined lot.

He and I chatted for quite some time. His 1000 Knitters Project is really gaining steam. He even set up another sitting with a shop in Michigan while he was here! Not sure if I'm allowed to share which shop or when, so it'll have to stay a secret for now.

I sent him off with a few things for Dolores and a promise to see each other again very soon. I wonder if he'd like a part-time job? Or if Dolores needs a little something to fill her days?

There are a few new WIP's to show. This is Stefanie's Christmas Stocking. I think it's a gift for one of her parents. It's made from our Bullfrogs and Butterflies. The color reprodution here isn't great, but it's in Cranberry and Cedar.

Next is an update on the child's version of the Camo Crew sweater I started a couple of weeks ago. I had to totally frog it once but here it is in all it's glory. Look how the yarn created diamond patterns! I didn't even notice it until I took the photo. I guess I was just too close to it when I was working on it to notice.
I've been working this as the back of the sweater, but once I had a look at it, I decided to use this as the front since I can't be sure that the next piece I work will turn out to have the same patterning. This is one of those times where the hand-dyed magic really shows its charm.

Well, I'm going to call it a day. My husband is waiting and we're off to celebrate my, ahem, 29th birthday!

1 comment:

Franklin said...

Your birthday! Many happy returns.

I had an absolute ball visiting - the honor and pleasure were mine.

And I'm glad you liked the brownies!