Friday, July 30, 2010

Half done Frock Camisole

Who knew in a few days I'd be so far along on my Frock Camisole?

This may mean, since it is my TV knitting, that yes the TV has been on the past few nights from arriving home at night to bedtime.

I have about 3 more inches before I start the armhole shaping. I'm still not a fan of this yarn, hopefully it will become softer when I wash it. If not I've made it so I can wear a white shirt underneath it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Frock Camisole

In between knitting on my lace Multnomah I've CO on a Frock Camisole.
(Ok the rotating of photos by Blogger is really REALLY annoying!)

I needed something that would provide mindless TV knitting. This is a good project for that.

Pattern: Frock Camisole from Interweave Knits Spring 2008
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed
Colorway: Light Blue
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony Circulars US 7, 36"

I have to say I liked this yarn when I purchased it. It was part of my first purchase from my first visit to WEBS! However, knitting with it is not my favorite. I guess I'm glad it is my TV knit since if I was truly concentrating on it more I would be annoyed.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Multnomah Progress

I'm cruising right along on my Multnomah Shawl.
Here is the lace detail a little closer:
I LOVE how it appears there are waves. I hope to have this finished in a couple weeks.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Here is our latest CSA photo.

Did you notice that half the blueberries are already gone? This is a photo about 2 hours after we picked up our share. I just couldn't help myself as they were so delicious!

Knitting resumes tomorrow as we have some cleaning and weeding of the garden to do.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cosmic Dawn

I was searching through Ravelry and came across a pattern called Multnomah. I knew when I saw it that my Handmaiden Sea Silk in Cosmic Dawn colorway would be perfect.

Cast off I do:

Love it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Swift, Take 2

Second skein off the swift:

This swift is so much fun!! No worries, I have no intentions of blogging each is just a new toy. :-)

As my DH tells me, "this too shall pass".

This is Handmaiden Sea Silk in the Cosmic Dawn colorway.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A New Trinket

Well, if you read my last blog I told you exciting news that DH is now gainfully employed. So, what did I do with his first paycheck?

I bought myself a trinket...a swift!

(for the record the swift was from KnitPicks and it was only $64.00) I however, feel like it is already worth it's weight in gold! Considering the last hank I wound up took me over 40 minutes of frustration!!

There is the first skein of yarn I used my swift and ball winder on. What a beautiful invention!

I did finish my Saroyan this past week, however, I have not blocked it yet. I'll have to show you what the leaves look like afterward.

Pattern: Saroyan
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Three
Colorway: Twilight
Needles: Harmony Wood 24" Circulars US 8

Until next time...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you are all having a great day!

We are dealing with Hazy, Hot and HUMID! So, we decided to chill out and enjoy our air conditioned home. Tonight we stick with tradition and watch the Boston Pops Orchestra.

I've also been doing more reading than knitting lately. The current novel is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I saw Elizabeth on Oprah with Julia Roberts a couple of weeks ago and thought her story would be interesting. It hasn't let me down yet, as I'm reading my way through Italy.

I'm still working on the photos of my finished projects. I did take some, however the light was drowning out the color of my Sweet Jazz Shawl...must find a solution to that!

Some big news that hit our household is that my DH is starting a full time job! After 2 years of being unemployed he is now considered gainfully employed and we are thrilled!!

Here is our CSA share from this week. Blogger is having a great time turning my photos, again. Funny how the picture to me looks tilted.

It doesn't take away from the taste, since everytime I go into the kitchen I'm sneaking blueberries...I guess there are worse things.

Doesn't this picture look crooked to you? Did you just tilt your head?

Enjoy the rest of your day!