Monday, May 28, 2007

The Back is Done!!!

So I got the back done for my lovely Swing Cardigan. Of course it still needs blocking -- I am so terrible about finishing my pieces. I never feel like weaving in ends or sewing up seams. I'm such a lazy knitter.

A while back I also did a lovely little lace skirt. I've long since finished knitting it, but it still needs blocking and some detailing. I can't seem to find a ribbon yarn that I want to use for accents. I tried to take some pictures of the semi-finished product while wearing it, but the camera angle made me look fat. Just kidding! My weight had nothing to do with it, it's just that the angle didn't show off the skirt very well, so Orion and I are going to try again later. But there's still a pic that can give you an idea:

This is the lace that edges the bottom. More on that when I can get a better pic.

In non-knitting info, here is my beautiful home:

We'll only be living here for a couple more months. We're moving to a one bedroom two doors down in August. I'm actually a little sad about it. I know it's only a studio and the kitchen is WAY too small for us, but I like our home.

The top news story on the local Fox channel for two days running: brats are 50 cents more expensive this year than last.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Welcome, y'all!

Okay, so I think that this should be my official first post. The other one was really just a test anyway, right?

As is true for most people, I'm keeping this blog to keep friends up to date with my goings-on. I'll mostly be talking about my knitting. What are blogs for, if not for sharing obsessions, right? But I guess I'll probably write about other stuff every once in a while as well. I'll just try to remember the title of a book I once saw: Nobody wants to hear what you ate for breakfast. ;-)

So, as for what I'm up to right now:

This is the beginnings of the swing cardigan in the summer issue of Vogue Knitting. I know it's not currently that interesting, but there's not much I can say for that right now. It seems to have a tendency to curl at the bottom, despite the garter stitch border. I'm hoping that a combination of blocking and finishing will tame that down. I don't think it will ever be really flat, but it'll probably work out alright. I hope so: it's darn expensive yarn. This project is my celebratory yarn splurge after being offered an awesome job. The yarn is Zara, a merino wool by Filatura di Crosa. Saying it's Italian makes it sound fancy, doesn't it?

My fun little stashbuster of the moment is making squares for the Rebuilding Greensburg Project. Here's what I've got so far:

So, this is the start of a grand tradition, no? No. But it's something.

Love y'all!


I've started a new blog! Aren't I trendy?!

A knitting blog! Aren't I original?!

Let's hear it for jumping on the bandwagon!!!!!!