Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
blocked and drying in my kitchen - best colour representation, but still not completely right - it's still showing as too pink here.
The Briggs and Little Yarn softened up a lot, ans B&L is wont to do. Once dry, I just have to pick the closures, and I'm still leaning towards pewter clasps - I'll have to get over to Needles and Knits to check out their selection. I love this pattern. Really love it, steeks and all.
While I have tons of scarves and socks and other small projects on the go, I still like having a sweater project available. Whether I make another one of these (denim blue, anyone??) I may make a Liesl first. I have a hankering for a lacy cardigan...
Friday, July 23, 2010
But I saw some interesting posts about the Interweave preview, so I checked it out.
There will be no flipping of pages here, I will simply buy it, mostly for these patterns:
Off to check prices on LB stainless steel yarn...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
They were only about 2 metres (or less) off the ground, in a group of trees between out place and the neighbours. I had to stand in some trees to get this close, which meant the mosquitoes feasted on me, while the neighbour was on his deck, also taking pictures. (You can see his deck in the background). Although he was safer from the skitters, I ended up with the closer shots. We're still not sure who came out ahead on that one!
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
(ignore the unsewn in ends - I've lost my little kit with all my darning needles!)
And while wearing a wool scarf close to the neck in the middle of a heat wave was uncomfortable, it showed me that I need to make more of these. And I am.
Monday, July 05, 2010
I did some knitting of course, but have yet to take pictures - the ruffled scarf is done, but needs to be steamed - I think I'll do a before and after shot of this process. I love this Churchmouse pattern - very easy and mindless, nice and small, and so pretty. Great cottage knitting.
Red Green continues - all I have left is half a sleeve, and it looks like I will just barely have to dip into the fourth of the the six skeins that I have. This leads me to believe that with some judicious tailoring and sizing, I can get another red sweater out of the remaining wool. ( I ordered 6 of each colour as that is what the pattern recommended, however, I wonder if the Briggs and Little skeins are much larger, as I'm using just barely over half of what I ordered.)I'll definitely make this sweater numerous times, which is good, because I have blue and cream wool for it!
The other thing going on is that I am in negotiations with the new owners of my company. They want me to stay on for a whole as part of the transition team, so we're working out some contract details. We haven't finalized everything, but I can say that there are 3 day work weeks in my July future! Mondays and Fridays at home, which is a huge bonus, for me, my son and my husband.How long I actually stay is still up for debate - I don't see it as being long term, but it does give me a financial cushion while I continue the job hunt.