Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Inside a cocoon of Kid Silk Haze...

...is a beautiful Butterfly trying to emerge. See?

I'm doing the vest/camisole version (the website shows the dress version.) She looks a little small in this picture, but she's somewhat scrunched on the needles. Blocking will turn her into the most perfect fitting camisole in my closet. I had hoped to get her done before I leave for Madison next Thursday, but I don't think that'll happen. The second deadline I have set for her is September 16th, my birthday. I'm going out dancing with friends on the 17th and would really like to wear her. I think the 16th is a more reasonable deadline than the 8th. I had a little trouble getting her started, but once I got my mind wrapped around the pattern, I was okay. I have to work on her away from other people, though. I can have the TV on, but I can't watch it much. My TV watching, Stitch n Bitching project is this:

That's the Union Square Market Pullover from Interweave Knits. (The sweater on the cover of the mag.) I've actually gotten quite a bit further than when I took this picture, but I wanted to show you guys the color combination I chose. Pretty, huh? Purple!

One last shot:

Does this yarn scream "I'm a Harry Potter sweater!" or what? I have been envisioning my son in one of those sweaters that Mrs. Weasley knits for her kids and for Harry for years. I found Another Weasley Along last week, so I decided to join and therefore force myself to do this sweater. I got the yarn yesterday at my LYS 50% off. 4 skeins of Rowanspun Aran for $27??? Can't beat that!


FaeryCrafty said...

You are really moving along! I can't wait to get my yarn!! It is looking great :)

lindsay said...

That is a fantastic color for butterfly, it looks very nice. And also, you don't know me but my birthday is the 16th, too. For some reason I get all jazzed when I find that someone has the same birthday as I do (BB King and Alexis Bledel, too, did you know?) and I find it interesting.