Wednesday, July 23, 2008

projects, yarn ,and goals

The whisper cuff cardigan is nearly finished. The current challenge is knitting 400+ stitches ( bulky yarn) on two circulars, I am actually using three needles at the moment. This is the cuff/sleeve. I love the way the cable and the eyelet pattern look on the sleeve.

I didn't block it so it's a little rumpled at the moment.
Heather and I had a field trip to the sort of local yarn shop. I decided I needed this yarn. I'm thinking about making cloud by Ysolda Teague.

Then I bought this to make the retro shrug from lace style. I have thought about making this since the book came out but just haven't done it. I picked blue because if I don't like it I'm thinking Gin will. This is a great yarn it's called Cilantro and has a great springy feel.

Goals for this week:
Finish the baby gift
Finish the whisper cuff cardigan
Cast on for either cloud or Brocade ( swatch is done for Brocade)
Start Ellemyra
Look at the stained glass purse pattern
Work a few rows of Trinity ( just so it doesn't get left behind)
Work on the dreaded purse strap that has been set aside repeatedly.
I have heard about these people who actually knit on one project untill it's done, and then start another. I know it sounds crazy but I'm thinking it might be a good idea.
Walk in the woods is on hold untill G goes back to school and I have a quiet house to knit in.
The veggie socks are on hold because well.....there socks.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

odds and ends

Sydney was either helping Gin pack or trying to go with not sure which? Don't zip the tail in.
Detail shot of the sleeve I'm working on today. It's in Malibrigo and seduce?? For the whisper cuff cardigan.

Sleeve shot, about 1/3 of the way done

Birthday onions...don't they look cool.

Birthday flowers. ssoooooo pretty. Even now they still look nice, and it's been a week.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Maybe this is why the neighbors think we're wierd.

So, on my birthday Ginna and I worked on a project. She made eyeballs out of skulpey and I knitted a couple of meatballs. They really look "meaty" thanks to some brown chenille yarn. I started the eyestalks yesterday, and it's going pretty well.

What are we making'll just have to wait and see.
And just because He's so darn handsome here's a glimps into Sydneys hard life.
DUDE! I'm trying to take a nap here.

The bad thing about sleeping on the kitchen table is that it's hard to find a comfortable position.