Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Stash #21

I purchased this bright and lovely fabric from Joann's several months ago.
I've got nearly three yards (I think I bought what was left on the bolt), so maybe I'll make a tunic/dress or a skirt.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Stash #20

Anna Maria Horner's Cathedral fabric:

I saw a flickr picture of this fabric and I instantly needed it. It's so lovely in this color combination. I can't wait to use this.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Food Friday

I'm on vacation today, and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. I decided that since I've had sushi three times in the last two weeks, a sushi Food Friday post is inevitable. This picture was taken at Osaka in Houston, Texas a few years ago (two? three? they all run together) on my birthday.
mmm. Sushi.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tying up loose ends

Fresh on the tails of two green finished objects, I decided to unearth a couple of UFOs that have been staring at me for months.

First up, a pair of Ysolda's Grown-Up Booties. I cast on the first one back in October, and finished it the same month. Then I didn't cast on for the second one until Sunday. I'm roaring through the lovely garter stitch in my held-double Wool of the Andes, so soon this one will have a mate.
I originally started these for a Christmas gift, and they may still end up being a gift. Not sure yet.

The second item I've been working on this week is something that brings me great joy for two reasons:
1)it's lace, and I am getting more confident with every row I knit; 2) I'm knitting it out of some of my New Mexico yarn from my trip with Sarah last March. I've been coveting this silk yarn from La Lana Wools since I bought it, and in January, I finally broke it free from the drawer. I'm making Liesel with my 200+ yards of double-dyed purple worsted Tussah silk.
Gorgeous.

I'm going to try to wrap up these two projects before the next phase of Project Spectrum (May), and if I have time, I may cast on for another green project.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

FO: Grass cabled hat

My second finished object for Project Spectrum:

Details: Groovy Cabled Tuque, by Mimi Fautley
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Grass, just under 1 skein
Needles: Size 7 circular
Time: One week
Recipient: perhaps a gift, not sure yet
Thoughts: With this project, I finally learned how to cable without a cable needle. I resisted learning this technique, as I felt like it was cheating, but with so many cables per row, it was a necessity in this hat.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Stash #19: (Eleph)Ants marching

Half yard, purchased from Superbuzzy. It was too cute to pass up.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Food Friday

A little late, but a snow cone sounds good right about now.
From last summer, Big Top, Austin, Texas

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

FO: Leafy Liesl

My first FO of Project Spectrum, Leafy Liesl is done!

Details: Liesl, by Ysolda
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino, Leaf Green, 1.5 skeins (from the stash)
Needles: Size 10.5 circular
Time: Would you believe, less than two weeks???!?!?
Recipient: me!



Thoughts: I made mine with the wide neckline option, and I skipped the buttonholes. I like it as sort of open garment, although I think I could block and stretch it to close if desired. I love it.

It's my first lacy garment, and my favorite FO to date. I feel like I say that a lot, which I guess means I'm feeling more confident with each item off the needles. I would definitely make this pattern again, and maybe soon. I offered to make one for Jill and she's intrigued, so who knows?

I've already started a second item for this Project Spectrum season. It's a hat, so maybe I'll have another FO in a week or so.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Stash #18


Three yards of the spirograph fabric, called Lace, and One and a quarter yards of the Hexagon fabric, by Jay McCarroll. Both purchased recently from one of my favorite shops, Bee Square Fabrics

Friday, April 3, 2009

Food Friday

I'm going to start a regular post on Fridays, dedicated to delicious food. So here's post #1, a shot of the party favors given out at my good friend Sarah's wedding a couple of weeks ago. So not only did she have two beautifully decadent full-size cakes (including the groom's cake with a Mario and Princess Peach topper!), but they handed these out to all the guests on the way out. Cake to go. It doesn't get better than that!
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