Friday, August 29, 2008


It's been over a month since I've blogged. Sorry. I've been busy, both in good and not-so-good ways, and if I'm on the computer I'm either working or perusing Ravelry. I have about 20 minutes to blog while my Ravelympics project is soaking in a Eucalan bath. (Obviously I didn't make the deadline. Oops. Second try - I think I'm retiring.) This is the point at which my last Knitting Olympics project took a turn for the worse. I dropped the baton, I fell off the balance beam, I rode my bike into a ditch - whatever you want to call it. Wish me luck that it doesn't happen again!

Anyway, here's a pic of my last FO:

Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Blue Sky Dyed Organic Cotton
Needles: can't remember - 10s or 10.5s?
Discussion: I was turned on to this cardi by a Raveling friend. What a cute and quick project! I actually made 2 of these in the same color - one for me with cap sleeves and one for my sister with short sleeves. It's very cute and has lots of different variations, so I'll probably make some more. (I should - since Ysolda is in Europe, the pattern cost over $8.)
Here's what I get when I take the bathroom mirror shot:

And here's what I get when my husband takes a shot from behind after I've deleted the one of my ass (he always thinks that's funny to do when I say, "Will you take a picture of the back of this sweater, please?"):

Nothing exciting, but very cute.

Hopefully soon I'll have pictures of my Ravelympics project. I did a Kimono Shawl out of some pink wool/silk blend I had in my stash. I'm donating it to a silent auction. I'll be curious to see how much money it'll go for.

Next on the horizon are some socks for Hayden (he's really into Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba show at Downtown Disney and loves the Green Bird, so we Kool-Aid dyed some Louet Gems sport weight yarn in red and yellow last Friday - to be able to understand what I just said, visit Disneyworld's website and find the info for La Nouba), a Rusted Root for me, and a sweater for Mike. His birthday was August 16th, and when he opened his gift, he said, "You got me yarn?" But it wasn't just yarn, it was 20 skeins of Wool of the Andes from Knitpicks in a grass green color. It was the closest I could come to the color of the green sweaters he liked in the Kenneth Cole store in Chicago. My plan is to make Avast from Knitty (sorry, no links - being lazy). After I showed him that, then he got more excited about getting just yarn for his birthday.

Okay, off to the bathroom to my shawl. Send me some good vibes!