Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pictures speak a thousand words right?

And this one says YUM!

Alrighty then.. lets get the knitting content out of the way shall we? I have been a busy little beaver this month. Truly Canadian. First lets go in order yes? You have seen this, but it looks ever so much better on the busty gal at work..

She has nothing on me I know, but still beggars and choosers. I wore this a whole lot on the Island as the weather had was pretty sketchy at the end. Rainy and damp, perfect sweater weather! We had a couple hot ones at the beginning, but not so much at the end. Which was ok as we came back to super hot, gross sweatyness. Like now. +33 ish. Yuck. Oh well.. in a few months I'll be bitching about the cold. /shrug.

This is out of the Reynolds Mandalay 100% Silk, it took a mere 5 skeins, and knit up in less than a week. I think it will be lovely (and WHOOPS! I forgot to steam block it!) over a little sundress (that I have yet to find, but that's just another reason to go shopping right?) in the evening. I learned the applied Icord from the ever fabulous Dana, and think its a new fave for sure. Its a lovely finished edge, and make everything look so Jackie O. Very sweet.

See what I mean? Nift-o-rama! I did the increases on the wrong side and like the way they came out too. Lots of texture.

Now for another foray into lace-ish knitting for me. This is SPECTACULAR if I do say so myself. The yarn, the pattern, the WOW factor is high for me you see. The first two photos are unblocked, and I thought they were pretty nice until...

I GET IT NOW!! OMGWTFBBQ! Holy crisp gorgeousness! This is sosososososososo pretty! And makes me want to knit more lace. I think the darkside is calling. It was the pattern on the seasilk too if anyone was wondering. Easy and fun to knit, and weighed nothing on my lap even in the most sticky situations. MOAR PLEASE!

So as far as Island yarn goes: I went I saw I came away with some. but not a whole lot. I picked up some Koigu for (again) the lovely Dana who made sure my house didn't burn down/get infested with zombies and pick up my mail. And some of this:

It is on its way to becoming an off the shoulder top down (maybe sleeveless/cap sleeved) top. Its a woven ribbon, and is nothing like anything I've worked with before. I'm digging it. Its nice and light and makes a pretty fabric as I click along.

The vacation was well deserved by all and was enjoyed immensely. I can't find the snaps on the puter yet (CHRIS WHERE DID YOU HIDE THEM!?) but will post some fun when I do. The wee dogga had a fantastic time, and travelled very thankyouverymuch, and was the belle of the ball. Chris' Grandma in particular was quite taken with the "darling little doggie" she affectionately called him. He was doted on and really loved the whole house having carpet. :)

Now its back to real life...

when will I win that lotto dammit?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Simple really

Et Voila!

I am pretty freakin' happy with this loverly FO. I did a few alterations to the pattern (and who knew no gusset under the arm would work.. but IT DID!) like changing the sleeves completely to my taste. It fits beautifully, feels divine and looks spectacular. I will hopefully get some better pictures of this soon, the bed makes for shit model I know. As for whassup next, I have a little shrunken cardi in mind made of this lovely:

Which was de-stash score from the lovely Morgan (who I miss! Damn you work getting in the way of socialising!). Its Reynolds Mandalay 100% silk. I think I may have an addiction to the smell of silk right now. I keep taking deep huffing like breaths of it. Its only a problem if it interferes with your daily life yes? So far I can do this without attracting too much attention to myself. Ha!

In other news.. the trip to the Island looms near and I am so on top of things its scary. The wee dogga is going to the vet to get heartwormed and flea proofed. We have a soft carrier for him lined up, and I even have someone coming by to check the mail. Who is the organised person? Strange.

We bought a Wii! It is sucking a little bit of knittng time away but I am careful not to overdo it as I already can see how one could develop a freakishly oversized bicep if one isn't careful to switch up hands. loser.

AND Sephora opens today. Well its their *soft* opening at 6 pm tonight, the grand one is tomorrow. I have told Chris NOT TO BE LATE HOME TONIGHT. THERE IS NO EXCUSE! Walking past it Monday I noticed the paper all off the windows and I almost crashed into the door. The ladies inside laughed at me. Whatever.. if Bath and Body Works ever opens here.. I NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AGAIN.

here's hoping!


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Not a cat person

I know.. nickname is kittin. But I have never been or ever expect to be a cat person. BUT

I have died from the cute. Ok, blogger won't let me embed this so just double click on it to go to YOUTUBE and watch it for yourself. DIE FROM TEH CUTE.

There will be actualy knitting content on here soon. I am almost done the Knitted Simple Bodice and it is luscious beyond belief. Urban Silk.. I less than three you.