Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Feel Like I'm In Slo-MO

My current project, top- down- set- in- sleeve- boxy- mock- turtleneck-points & bobbles edges - pullover was progressing at break-neck speed until I got to the finishing. The points and bobbles are taking hours and hours. They're just little triangle sections with 3 bobbles at the point. My impatience is not enjoying this part of the project. It's moving too slow. What am I in such a hurry for? Beats me. The back of my brain keeps telling me it doesn't like the material. It's a Cascade Bollocine wool/acrylic mix. Yes, I said the "A" word, get over it. I've done one other project with this product and it draped and behaved great. I've learned from past experience to not make judgement calls until after its blocked. Maybe it's the weather. September in Western Massachusetts does not usually coincide with close to 90 degree weather. Summer, you had your chance and you cooked us enough with your heat and humidity. The Autumnal Equinox has passed. It's harvest time. Warm breezy days and nippy nights-that's proper-now DO IT!
For those of you in the Western Mass area-don't forget Fiber Twist later in October.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The End of Summer

The gladiolias are here. The frosts we've had this past week are bringing an end to the garden.
Andrew is just plum tuckered out from being outside.
And the poncho is finished! Of course, now it's warming up again--but I'll be ready!
On the needles is a pattern from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge. A cutie with bobbled edges. My version will be a bit longer as I am past the "Flash my belly" phase.

Monday, September 10, 2007

I Haven't Had Time to Blog.....

I've been knitting.

First, Marl denim merino crew for mom...shhhhhh, it's for Christmas

Merino Mock Turtle with Baby Cables for me, extra long
Below is a Shelly Mackie design. I made the shoulder span a bit too wide but will definitely do again. Here it is short...
and the backFlip it upside down and it's long (and blurry)
and the back
I had fun making this one. It's Araucania Natures wool in a green pear colorway, variegated. Good to know my crocheting skills are still viable.

I also managed a pair of socks with Baby Cable rib. Lana Grossa Mega Boot Stretch I believe.

On the needles is a red poncho (what is this thing I have with ponchos-love them) of Araucania Natures Wool Chunky. Hopefully it won't take months to get that blogged! And I'm counting on New England getting out of this stupid heat wave.