Monday, August 03, 2009

Link Time

Hi Knitters,
Hope you are well. I am giving you a sneak peek exclusive of one of my next free Spud & Chloë patterns. It is a squishy, cable-y, chocolate yummy scarf. It is super-duper simple and I have about 5-inches to go. This would be a perfect first cable project. It's a great scarf for men or women. I am knitting the scarf in Spud & Chloë Rootbeer which is the richest dark brown yarn I have run across. The color pulls you in for good. Soon, very soon. I'll let you know when it's up for download if you are interested.

I don't know if you know this but I collect links for you. Every time I see something fun, incredible, different or useful I bookmark it to share. My bookmark pull-down is getting really full so it's time to share links. Here you go!

I stole (she won't mind) that link from Dianne.

That's enough for now, right?
Well, it's the start of another crazy week. Now the swim team is over, the kids are going to be around more than ever and the work inside our house is going to be more than ever. It's not just the kitchen.

Here is our kitchen this morning. That linoleum is probably the original flooring from about 30 years ago. When we moved in there was another layer of linoleum which we changed to hard wood. Now our hard wood is gone, too. See where the flooring changes? That's where a wall used to be. The boarded up window on the left is going to be a big sliding door out to our backyard and stepping onto our new deck which is almost finished.

The doorway to the right covered in plastic goes to our living room in the front of the house. This is the room where I take a lot of photos for the blog with the decoupage table. This is our makeshift kitchen right now. That table is covered with food items and paper goods (we have no sink).  I hope my table survives. Our refrigerator is sitting on a big piece of plywood in there, too. We have moved furniture and our piano into this room so it is incredibly cramped and crowded and messy. 

The workers and their trucks will be pulling up any minute and it will all start again.

Now you know.
best, susie


Anonymous said...

Your tenacity in getting through all this chaos AND staying so creative is nothing short of remarkable. Hang in there--Ramona

Betz White said...

looks like my old house! was the torn down wall btwn the kitchen and dining room? I can picture the whole thing...good luck!

Kate said...

I love love love that scarf! Beautiful rich brown and yummy cables. Can't wait for the pattern-

Your remodeling is making me rethink our remodeling ideas :)

Rachel said...

LOVE the cables! PRETTY neat there lady! Can't wait to try this one would make a great Christmas gift, huh?

And the linkies--those potholders are adorable...all of them, really.

Don't forget your hard hat and stay away from old linoleum...yuk!

Happy Knits friend!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oh my! You are nothing short of super woman, seriously.

That scarf is about the most scrumptious shade of brown I have ever seen. It is beeeeeautiful!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

That scarf it gorgeous!! And the color is beautiful. I cannot wait to see it finished. It is tempting me to try cables.


mamamouseiam said...

Oh! I've always wanted to knit a cable scarf but have, so far, been afraid to try. Your gorgeous scarf, knit in my favorite luscious color, has spurred me on! How many skeins of Spud & Chloe yarn does it require? (I'm going to buy it now so as soon as the pattern is ready, I'm ready!) Quick, Susan! Please knit those last 5". :-)

cheryl said...

Thanks for the link to yarnbee! And for sharing all the other fun links! Awesome cables as well :-)

Renae said...

I can't wait for the pattern. I love it!

BeyondStitches said...

I love cables! Thanks for the links!
I'm sure your kitchen is going to look awesome once finished!

Anonymous said...

Love those cables. I recently knitted a baby hat with cables and it was so much easier than I thought. Cables are so addictive. Can't wait for the pattern.


Bowlby said...

Thanks for the links! I'm a fan of Myrtle & Eunice. I made her Chickummyjig pattern (it's on the side bar), and it makes a really fun funky chicken! You should give it a try (in all of your spare time...).


Amy said...

I can't wait to see the Spud & Chloe scarf, and your "new" kitchen!

Tania said...

Around-More-Kids and a renovation - my hearty best wishes! Nothing like a bit of family involvement.

Oh, and lovely of you to do the linky thing. Am looking forward to exploring some new-to-me blogs to boot.

Hilary said...

I was SO planning to knit a cable scarf out of s&c sweater! I'll have some rootbeer left over from my circles and stripes blanket, and I have a hank of that light tan color that I haven't used for anything... Christmas Presents!!!

You are Awesome,

Sandee said...

Now, i want to do a potholder swap!

MaddyMazeStudio said...

That is the most delicious scarf! I'd love the link...Thanks Angie

CuteStuffInside said...

Dear Susan,

I just love reading your e-mail updates. Keep them coming! I make bead-knitted purses and I'd love for you to visit my blog -