Friday, September 30, 2011

Finally, some pictures of Glimmer

 Sorry, I hate to have my picture taken, so I have a hard time getting that stupid look off my face.  On the other hand, it's hard to show off how a sweater looks with the heads all lopped off, I've decided.
You kind of need the glaring sun picture to see the sparkle and colors, and the shaded pictures to see the design better.  I'm totally thrilled with it, fits perfectly and it's all my favorite colors.  The yarn is lovely, light and soft but very warm . .  .

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You might wonder ...

What is that?

It a scarf with attached mittens, made in Cadena. I wish lived up north because I would love a sweater out of this stuff. I'm going to line the mittens with Comfy inner mitts.
And this?

Thunder Horn, of course. He's supposed to look stern. I think the artist succeeded, myself.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More lined mittens

Sorry it's been so long - I finally finished my Glimmer sweater and I love it - the closure ended up being quite the aftermarket job, but it works - now I have to get someone to take pictures. Honestly, I'm shocked my modular do-the-math-as-you-go approach worked. Way to go 3rd grade math skills.
In the meantime, more lined mittens!

And I'm making a mitten scarf - I'm also going to line those. I'll get a snap tomorrow. Here's another picture I liked.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Some pictures

I finally got some decent pictures of Kinsale (horrible model aside) -  I'm really happy with this one and this picture shows the stitch definition nicely.  Too bad they're not making Risata anymore!  Below you can see my modular experiment cardigan, which actually fits, amazing as all get out.  I tried it on in the bathroom first and the little one walked by and said "mom, did you mean to make that really short?"  I said no.  "Oh good, I like it, nice colors."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back from Orlando

I can now say I've stayed at a Walfdorf Astoria (not the, a, mind you) and been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The little shows every sign of being as big a ride junky as I am, so that makes me happy. Here are some snaps:

Why, you might ask, would you put your child in a giant inflatable hamster ball? I don't know either:

I call this one "Cousins with Elephant":

Sorry, gianourmous Lego statues of dragons fascinate me:

Orlando skyline with room lights:

We were all really tired by the end of this trip.
Knitting - working on the back pieces of Glimmer. Which needs a better name.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Doesn't look like much, yet I'm afraid of it

But I'm doing this sweater in modular prices and designing as I go. I'm using short rows for shaping of the arm holes and to give the bodice shape. Top is worked side to side and the bottom section will get picked up and knit down once I knit the arms on. Free form knitting involves a lot of ripping out but since it's mod pieces it's quick. I'll chronicle the construction.