Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mobius magic

Spinning is so much fun!

It is also a great therapy. It keeps your hands, feet, eyes and mind coordinated and focus on the yarn in front of you. Yet is is magically relaxing.

It has been so hot. We are in the middle of a heat wave here on the East Coast. My garden looks so sad.

This is what's left of the hydrangea. The vegetable garden looks a little better because I water the tomatoes. But not by much...

I won't get a good crop this year. Oh well, there is always next season. Global warming, I guess.

The pee gee hydrangea fares a little better. But even the heat-loving, drought-tolerant coneflowers look pathetic.

The mercury is supposed to reach 100 today. With the Washington humidity, the heat index will make you feel like it is 114.

Let's go inside.

Spinning, anyone?

I spun up some blue roving that I dyed.

And started a mobius bowl. The pattern is from Cat Bordhi's Second Treasury of Magical Knitting.

First you start with a mobius rim.
Then you keep kintting downward.

Runty came over to inspect. Of course he think it's his.

But Mommy took it away and actually finished knitting. Here is the before picture:
And presto! The magical mobius bowl... Nested inside yet another Mobius bowl.

And if I ever finish all the second socks, everybody on my list will get a bowl of socks this Christmas!

Stay tuned.


Dave Daniels said...

Awww, that Runty is TOOOOOO cute!

Knitting Rose said...

Where are you!?