Thursday, March 22, 2007

As promised..

Momma Panda says I love you too Mei Lan..

See I told myself I COULDN'T update until I took, and posted these fine pictures of Chris in his new fancy sweater. He is *such* a good sport isn't he? The sweater sure came out nicely, and he has ACTUALLY WORN IT! Its enough to make me wanna knit.. no wait a minute.. don't start down that road again Missy!

Superhero pose!

Checking his watch!

Peeking coyly..

I feel kinda silly as that had been finished for really long time now. Long enough for me to finish 2 pairs of mittens, 2 scarves, a BEAUTIFUL shawl (that I will take pictures of tomorrow at work because thats where I forgot it!) a ginormous square for a baby blanket (that I couldn't talk about until it had been given to its recipient, which DUH it has!) and adding to an afghan that is perpetually in progress. Brackets much? Anyways, I have been doing something really really radical lately too..

Knitting from my stash! OMG! Like totally freak me out! I am finding great joy in doing these small projects.

Mini Clapotis from Knitty. Used Cotton Silk blend yarn (lost the label sorry ya'll!) doing 3.5 repeats of the increase section. I love wearing scarves lately, the weather here is so wonky its a good thing to have one on you at all times.

I have knit a Clapotis before out of some seriously ugly super wash yarn my Mummy gave me (it was the same colour as my skin.. euwwwwww) then over dyed it. It came out kind of , um.. funny looking, so now the dogga sleeps on it. Think he knows he has a *designer* sleep blanket? I reckon he could care less.

Feather and Fan scarf out of a 100% wool yarn called Landlord that has been languishing in my stash forever. There are matching mittens to this too, but really they are not that exciting. I bought a gorgeous new coat at the Bay on clearance (Perry Ellis Portfolio! 70% OFF!) that was crying for new mittens and scarf to go with. OK it sorta matches the lining cause the coat is indeed black, but YUMMY!

I am really digging the feather and fan lately. Such a nice easy to do, looks harder than it is finish to it. Much like the Clapotis.

This weekend we are heading up North to see the Family and do some shopping. I shall be Hitting a few local Edmonton yarn shops (HELLO RIVER CITY!) and may have new and wondrous things to show you when I get back. Chris just keeps muttering three little words to himself.. I swear its the only thing keeping him going at this stressful place of work right now. POKER CHIP STORE. Apparently there is one in WEM, so guess where we are headed? Heh heh.

In other news: Make 1 Yarn Studio Turned 1 year old well.. today actually. But our party was on Tuesday night. I have to take minute to thank Amy and Sandra for having such an amazing shop, building such a fabulous community and having totally terrific taste in staff. (giggle). No, really though, you two are too amazing for words. I love you both to bits!


granolagirl said...

The sweater you made just amplify's hubby sexy stud quotient! Great sweater I love it.

You have been so productive lately.

Sad I didn't get to chat with you at the party...

carmelclose said...

Saw your AWESOME shawl at M1 when I stopped in yesterday, looks great....not poncho like at all LOL!

dana said...

Those projects look HAWT!! I'm just starting on a first sweater for Marty, and I hope it comes out even half as fine as the one you made for Chris..