Saturday, September 30, 2006

Thought Pink

Notice please the past tense. I have finished the Think Pink scarf. Please admire the handiwork.

Thank you, I like it too.

On a whim, I also made a pair of earrings. Not exciting, but just what I needed.

I'm at the point of picking up the stitches for the fronts of the Sandy cardigan. I'm eager to make some progress worth photographing.

Stay tuned for further developements.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Picking up the edges

Progress on many fronts, or actually, back. My Sandy cardigan back now has the side stitches completed on one side and well under way on the second side.

I have also started making the I-cord in the luscious lavender for the trim on the Sandy.

Lynn, a fellow knitter checked out the Windy City Knitting Guild and came back with a glowing report. I hope that I am able to get to ther next meeting.

Saturday was Rosh Hasannah and I wore my Garden Party scarf to our friends' home. Admired by most. Also took my Think Pink scarf to work on. It is now about 42 inches and still growing. Met a nice fellow knitter, Marilyn, and told her about Arcadia, my LYS, and about the WCKG.

Sunday was a Big Girl Knits get measured event at the LYS. I know one needs to know those dumb numbers, but I don't have to believe them. Bah.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Main Color and More

I did it, I finally selected the main color for the Sandy Cardigan. Well actually, it was a tie. Lamb's Pride "Jack's Plum" a sort of muted purple will be the sides and sleeves and a luscious, lovely lavender "Summer Tweed" from Rowan will be the I-cord and trim. The ladies at my LYS, Arcadia Knitting are great with colors and were most helpful. Thanks.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Think Pink

Here is a shot of the Think Pink scarf in its infancy. It is a simple 5 stitch checkerboard with the bottom 5 squares in garter stitch. Not very exciting but quick to knit and not too boring.

I think I'll add some beads to trim it up.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Continuing to continue

I am making good progress on the Sandy KAL. The end of the fourth (and last) panel is near. Actually, the next step is the dull and boring job of row counting. Why didn't I knit both fronts at the same time? I can not put off choosing the main color much longer.

I have finished a scarf that is intended as a gift. Just need to do the fun part of making beaded fringe.

I stumbled upon a web blog about knitting a pink scarf for breast cancer awareness. Picked up some pink yarn and got started. Sounds like a worthwhile project.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

What a busy week

Three down and one to go on the Sandy KAL panels. I will have to decide on a solid color soon. There are so many interesting colors in the Noro Silk Garden. Many inspire a selection for the main color, only to be replaced by the next cool color.

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I finished the third panel while we drove down to Loda Illinois. Our friend Joan has a wonderful, restful home on a lake. We had a delightful afternoon and evening, a boat trip around the lake, birds, a wonderful dinner, good wine, great friends, perfect weather and knitting. What more could you ask for?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Beads and bird arrive

I am pleased to report progress on the Ample-Knitters Sandy KAL, at least my little corner of it.
There are now completed two, or should I say both, or even all, of the back panels. Because of my height and preferred sweater length, I'm adding four inches to the cardigan.

I also received some beautiful beads that I ordered from The Bead Wrangler. Between knitting and making earrings, they will be used. In fact, the luscious sapphire beads are being used to make another Garden Party Scarf.

Peace and quiet are gone from the house. Our Nanday Conure "Squerk" has returned after staying with our son for a few weeks while we were out of town and then having the building people come in to tear out a bathroom wall because of a leak. What a mess.