Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Worse indeed! Had a nice, unexpected afternoon in the coziness of my home with some knitting on my lap. Mr. Tweedy's body came off the needles today, largely due to the amount of time I was able to dedicate to it yesterday. I'm pleased with it so far. Some of my modifications were a crap-shoot, but they appear to be working out for me. Of course, final product on body will be more telling!
I really like the cable ribbing, and am planning to do a larger section of it on the arms.
And so, as promised, Lisa came over last night with an absolutely gorgeous free-form loaf of hand-made bread. So pretty, I didn't want to tear into it. Of course, with artisan bread like this, it is an insult to cut it with a knife. This bread deserves to be torn into and ravaged! It is delicioso!!!
Should I mention here that it is sometimes prudent to complain to others? While I was trying to get a good picture of this lovely bread, I bemoaned the fact that I need a better camera or photo-shop so that I can take detailed pictures for my blog, especially of stitch detail. Lisa said somewhat innocently (I mean she knows me, but apparently...) "doesn't your camera have macro setting?" And what is that? I replied. She took the camera and said "Oh, here it is", and pressed the button of a flower. And it seems that I do have macro setting and was immediately able to take a picture of the lovely loaf of bread and later a picture of the cable ribbing. Yes, I have had this camera for 3 years. Go figure!
The bread has wings!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I acquired some Rowan Cotton Rope this week. Someone was de-stashing on ravelry and I was stashing. Cotton Rope is discontinued, so I'm thrilled with the acquisition. 10 lovely skeins in Calypso. I'm stashing it for Frontier Blues Jacket by Wendy Bernard. It will be great fun to shop for the ribbon trim on that jacket. Knitting Daily took a poll for their next KAL and Frontier Blues Jacket was one of the choices. Unfortunately, it did not end up being the winner, which is probably a good thing as I have way to many patterns in my queue right now to start on Frontier Blues. (Which I think I'll call Summertime Blues Jacket, what with being the manic Who fan that I am, and it will probably be summertime before that beauty finds its way off of a set of needles!).
I love getting yarn in the mail!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Next item declared as finished: ribbed hat for the man. I used Paton's classic wool in camouflage, left-over from the endless Christmas sock knitting adventure. The hat I made last year was a bit too short to cover his ears entirely. I followed the ribbed hat pattern from Holiday Knits.
The boy requested a snowboarder's hat. He asked me if it would be too difficult to knit one. Silly boy; he forgets who he's talking to! I took him on ravelry and we searched patterns and projects. He has requested the Snowboarder Hat That Rocks by irishgirlieknits. I will be off to the yarn store tomorrow. It is not often that a 12 year old boy requests something handknit! I had better jump on this one (and it has cables to boot so it will be an interesting knit). Believe it or not he has also requested that the top include a pom-pom, which he did not refer to as a pom-pom. Rather, he called it a "top ball". I did have to assure him that it would be removable should he not like it.
Yesterday while getting the full treatment at the hair salon (cut and color and highlights), I received a text from my man. It said "after you finish with your hair, go get your nails done". Now, mind you, I don't need permission to spend money. I earn half of the household income and he would never imply that he is in charge. It was simply the thought that he was directing me to spoil myself! What a dreamy guy this girl has. And there is nothing girly-er than pretty hands peeking out from the oversized sleeves of a girl wearing her boyfriend's sweatshirt: