Saturday, November 18, 2006

This N That


Is the Vogue holiday braided scarf. I finished it on Tuesday just as I had hoped. I even had enough time to cast on for the second green one. I'm almost done with the second finger, and I'm hoping to finish the green scarf by the 30th. Right now I'm ahead of schedule, but I'm cooking on Thursday, so I'm sure I'll lose at least a day of knitting there.

And THAT...

Is three skeins of Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple in colorway Ruby Wine. This is for the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style. It's a Christmas gift for my mum. 97% of mum's wardrobe is black, so this is a bold move. I wonder if she'll ever wear it. But honestly, a red shawl over a black blouse is going to look a heck of a lot better than a black shawl over a black blouse, right?


Monday, November 13, 2006

Knitted Intestines

Can you guess what this is? It's the scarf from the Holiday issue of Vogue Knitting. I'm using the prescibed Lush. Here's another photo which gives you a good idea of how it's knit:

I'm about halfway through the last (sixth) finger. I'm hoping to finish this one tomorrow. It's for herself's teacher Ms. B. Then I get to knit another one in green for her other teacher, Mrs. L. Despite it being a scarf, this is NOT a quick knit!

Friday, November 10, 2006

New Beginnings

I quit my job last week. I'll spare you the long explanation, but this is a very good thing for me and my family. Herself started kindergarten this year, and my working became too difficult for all of us on a number of levels.

So here I am with an extra 25 hours per week of knitting time on my hands.

More posts coming, with more pictures.