Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Noro Polo Vest
Noro Polo Vest
I started this yesterday afternoon, and it's coming along quite nice. It's the NORO POLO VEST (Y-643), from Noro volume 13 (I think....). The pattern is easy to work and is moving quite quickly. I'm doing it in color 92 (sadly discontinued). I'm about 50% done the first half.
Here is Ruby in her new dancing shoes. First we had green (after the surgery....feet and eyes) and now we have pink! They are already really dirty, but they look so cute! She's doing really well, and doesn't really seem to mind the cone.
Monday, July 26, 2004
Here she is, in all her glory - my first finished sweater. I added an extra two strands of cotton tape in the dropped stitches for fear of it being a bit drafty, but the top still looks better with a thin tank top underneath. Or at least I feel better about wearing it that way!
Sunday, July 25, 2004
I LOVE my sophie!!!
It's done! and I LOVE IT! I've made two sophie before, but i just love this one. I'm very please with how everything turned out. I used Patons Classic Merion Wool, and lite lopi for the flower. I didn't do the final decrease on row 50, and did an 8 stich i-cord that was 18 inches pre-felt. I also added a magnetic snap, which looks excellent. I'm so please with this, I want to make more....and this baby cost about $7 canadian ($4.50 USD), so it's a good deal!
Saturday, July 24, 2004
Excite is done!
Friday, July 23, 2004
I couldn't resist buying this. It's a poncho kit from http://www.fleeceartist.com> fleece artist from Nova Scotia. It is beautiful. This particular yarn is the dreadlocks!! I just love it. It's knit on 12mm, so shouldn't take too long.
After you send i think $220 (canadian) at one my LYS, you get a 25% off coupon. Two of my friends and I went down yesterday. I got the poncho kit which worked out to $50 (again, canadian plus tax), a shawl kit for mommy, also by fleece artist, some alpaca to make a scarf and toque and a absolutely beautiful hank of sweateramaker which is hand spun, hand dyed from up-island, also to make a toque. It is unbelievable. This should keep me buy for a while.....
Thursday, July 22, 2004
And these are the shoes I need to learn to walk in before Wedding #1 on August 16!
I am now going to 3 weddings this summer - all within the last 2 weeks of August. A girl has got to look her best, so I bought a pretty new dress (and because of all of the massive sales in Toronto now, I got a sweet deal). It's a halter dress, which means I've got to be working on losing the tan lines I've been sporting as a result of my recent athletic accomplishments (noted to the right in the photo).
It was a block party at my place on Tuesday night, and a seaming party last night. Excite is so close to being finished, I am soooo excited (pun not at all intended). I tried it on last night after seaming, and the fit is a bit boxy - a little short, and a bit wide. I still need to put the colors into the "racing stripes" and sew in a few more ends, and then I think I might reblock it to fix the length to something I like a little bit more. Wooo! I am going out to see Camera Obscura on Friday night, and am already planning on wearing this baby on the town.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The little details
Little rose on martha hat
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Knitting updates from Toronto
First update is for excite, which I am happy to report, is ready to be blocked. I have finished both pieces. I have sewn all the ends in. I was getting ready to pin the pieces down to shape, when I got an invite to go out that I couldn't refuse.... so I am planning on blocking it out tonight.
Can I tell you all how scared I am? I have never been so close to finishing a sweater before! I am so worried that I'm going to screw up something in sewing it together, or knitting the neckband, or anything in between. Even worse, I am so worried it is not going to fit! Soon we'll see.
Next thing I've got on the go is sophie, from MagKnits. Yes, all of Bronwyn's talk about felted purses made me want one. I've just got a few rows of the bottom done; I'm using Brown Sheep Nature Spun, 100% worsted wool. It's charcoal, so the purse will be plain, but I will be able to think up some way to make it a bit funkier once is it done.
Hopefully I will have further updates on both of these projects (and photos!) soon.
Monday, July 12, 2004
After excite, I had dreams of Thrill or Carla from Rowan's It's a tape thing. This dream is going to have to wait. The truth is, I think they are too hard for me. But that's ok! Today I fell in love with Rowan's Pia from Rowan 35. The pictures off the Rowan site is nice, but once I saw Kat's (I love the color) and Jennifer's I was sure this was my next 'big' project.
Better get the current ones on the go, so I have time for these ones......
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Bronwyn, I'll email you info on how to update your own stuff. Also, it's possible to change a lot more of the colours, so we can do that later.
Sunday, July 04, 2004
Excite is here!
Mom and Dad got my the yarn for excite (Rowan) (which Briana got from TO) and money for some uggs . I'll be ordering those once I move to PO (that's Portland Oregon) since they are WAY cheaper in the States!
It's a knitty B'day
Gift from Briana