Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweater 4$ pays off

I'm getting paid! 8 skein of Alpaca Elegence and a new book. And I got a super sweet note from the sweater recipient. Yay!


Here is a new way to secure steels without a sewing machine. How awesome! Thanks, KnitPicks podcast for leading me to this.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dang it

Sigh.  Not the sweater, I really like that.  I'm running out of beads because I didn't use my head at all and only ordered one 10 gram bag.  I'm going to get hung up waiting on the rest of the beads to come - and we have 4 games this weekend.  Bugger.
Pretty though - I really hope this one works out - for the lovely purple yarn's sake, if nothing else!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Just a quick snap before going to a couple games. His club played a world cup the other week and his team won, so they all get to bring the trophy home for a day. Worked on Cecily while watching them win 2 back to back games.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Interesting day

Went to see Van Halen last night, so we took today off. Nice relaxing day - did some laundry and errands, got buttons for Hallett's Ledge, discovered my gauge was all wrong on Cecily and ripped it almost all the way back (sad), and made strawberry shortcake.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

I'm not religious, but lots of people I care about are, so happy Easter!
We're going to Muss and Turner's for brunch.
Tomorrow I'm going to post some pictures of the S4$ on before it goes in the mail.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Never mind the setting

Look at the sleeves - they're going on! I'm picking up along the edges for a three needle bind off. Makes the seam stronger and less visible. Neck is done, now I just sleeve 2 and the sides and to block it! Despite my initial uncertainty about the colors, I really like it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cecily jacket

I've been wanting to try a beaded cardigan for ages now and I stumbled onto this
I have enough KP Gloss in concord grape OR pumpkin to make it in my size. Both discontinued colors.
Not sure these are the exact beads I want so I ordered a bunch today. Love the seed beads, buy everything you think you might want and still spend $8.00. More soon!

The longest 2 inches

Are always the last of a sweater and the back of the S4$ is no exception. But I will finish that piece tonight.
And we went strawberry picking!
Generally I don't love living down here, it's too hot. But early strawberries? Come on!