Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pictures - at last!

Just a quick post today. We have a hockey game in a little while, so my blogging time is limited.

Here is the new sweater in my life. The color of the yarn isn't quite accurate, as you can tell from the Vogue Knitting Magazine cover. But I wanted the cable and ribs to show up a little. That way, you can understand why I found this challenging pattern just too irresistible. More cabling without a cable needle, combined with knitting in the round - delectable.

If you look real close, you can see some ladybug stitch markers I whipped up a while back. I love them, although they are so heavy, I don't use all of them at one time.

Just to prove that I'm still paying some attention to the Dickinson Pullover, here is a current progress photo. I'm nearing the end of the raglan shoulder shaping of the back. This has become a great portable project because I've memorized the patterns involved and I only need the pattern for the shoulder shaping.

Finally, some clearance stash enhancements. These 100% wool yarns were just too yummy not to come home with me. Having 3 girls, we see a lot of pastel colors around here. Fortunately, Dancing Diva likes pink, Bubba loves lavender and Peeps adores every shade of green, so arguments are kept to a minimum. If I get a chance yet today, out will come the rovings and I'll spend some time preparing the thrums for some thrummed mittens.

Given the cold temps we've started logging at night around here, the girls may need these mittens sooner than I expected. Brrrr.


livnletlrn said...

Holy guacamole, Batman, I can figure out what I'm drooling over more, the beautiful dark blue goodness or the cabley delight or the thought of supa-soft thrummed mittens. I think my knitting is going in slow motion while the rest of my life seems to be going at warp speed, so I'll get my knitterly fix through your accomplishments!

trek said...

We've been having crispy mornings here, too!

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow!!! Those sweaters are coming along beautifully. The details and texturing are so crisp you can almost "feel" them from the picture.

Getting chilly up here, too. It was about forty degrees this morning when I woke up...and guess who forgot to close the windows again last night?

Guinifer said...

What pattern is the blue sweater? That's lovely, by the way.

Rani said...

Yum Yum on the woolly pastels! Can't wait to see what you whip up with those!

I can't believe the sweaters! Someday . . . someday . . .