Saturday, April 3, 2010

Knitting and stuff.

Like a good little knitter, I swatched my new yarn purchase...hey Thursday!
Purchased from Needles and Pins in London, ON: Dream In Colour Smooshy - Grey Tabby, combined with Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Kidsilk Spray, knit on 6 mm needles in double moss (that's what I call it anyway); it will someday (I hope) be 'Workweek', a blazer styled sweater on page 46 of Knitter's Spring 2010, issue K98.
Speaking of Knitter' here for some exciting news in the upcoming weeks...

Here we have a Sunflower Design (Susan Pandorf) being worked and this is what two skeins of sock yarn knit up look like. I'm more than half way done.

When I read Susan's post about this pattern she mentioned that the knitting became kind of meditative after a while and when I started this I wasn't sure I would agree with her, but she was right! Uncharacteristically, for me anyway, I actually want to keep knitting this one! It's my 'go to project' right now and it's a very enjoyable knit. I'm using Tanis Fibres yarn; so that may account for a good part of my enjoyment.
I have a skirt that the colours go with perfectly; so I'm really trying to get it done in time to wear in the short warm(ish) season we get!

Speaking of short warm's a hat I made. Yes, made and finished!! Woohoo!

I took Grumperina's pattern and ventured into a bit of Nicky Epstein and used up all of the beads that I bought! I didn't prestring my beads and due to the thicker yarn the crochet hook method did present some challenges, but over all I'm happy with it. And because I finished a project using beads I then allowed myself to visit That Bead Lady once know you're in trouble when the owner of a store is asking about projects you bought beads for (on more than one occasion) that are still waiting for you to even start; so I set myself a goal to finish something before I could go back in there. It was fun to see all the beads again; so much fun, I went back two days in a row!
I was hoping that having an embellishment on one side would make it look better on me, (I have short hair and this style does nothing for you when there's no hair surrounding it) but, um, NOPE!! I tried it on my daughter, but I'll wait until next winter before we'll know if it's staying here or not, she was in a pout when I put it on her so I don't know if she likes it or not.
This is my daughter being a Turtle. Who needs a hat with that outfit?! Can you say 'flexible'?
Good times.

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