Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hopeful-ly I can finish these soon

I just joined the Hopeful knitalong. Such a pretty top, and a great cause. I went to Windsor Button yesterday at lunchtime to pick out yarn (and got a Chacarero sandwich around the corner after, yum). They did have the Rowan Wool Cotton, and I also liked the SWTC Bamboo (especially the deep red of the latter). But reason won out, and instead I bought some supersoft Sirdar Snuggly in a ferny green. Why? I finished the ribbon top last weekend, and after wearing it an hour at most Z squashed a grape tomato into my shoulder. So, it's machine washable stuff for my garments for a little while longer. Began swatching last night - hope to knit a lot on vacation next week.

I finally received my Interweave Knits subscription (took almost 8 weeks for first issue). I like the Blissful Jacket, might be just the thing for my bag of Takhi New Tweed. Also bought the Fall Vogue Knitting - the Annie Modesitt shrug/jacket on the cover is strangely compelling, but I think it would take me years. And I liked the Debbie Bliss shawl collar jacket too. Yes, I like that Debbie Bliss lady's designs. The cabled sweaters were cool but What Not To Wear says I have the wrong body shape for cables. And you know, it's hard to argue with Trinny and Susannah.

I took a lot of photos at the MIT S'n'B last week but haven't had time at home to download them, so no photos yet. I'm hiding so many finished objects from you! Another buttonhole bag (for Z's departing teacher), a potato chip scarf, Bob, and the ribbon top. Photos soon, I promise.

Currently on the needles (again proving why I am the Dilettante):
-Fair Isle pillow from Spring04 Interweave (about a third done)
-Yellow hoodie for Z; on last sleeve; will pay more attention once it's hoodie weather again
-Power Ranger socks for R; on ankle of first sock (toe-up, and slightly too big, wait for him to grow a little)
-Knitpicks Dancing socks for husband - almost to heel of first sock
-Pink frosted cupcake hat for goddaughter Morgan; a cross between a Baby Tart and a Coronet from Knitty
-Rosebud in Dale Svale (had picked this up again and set it aside when I saw Hopeful. Again, the long sleeves thing can wait.)
-have yarn for three novelty scarves to sell at school fundraiser in Sept - maybe for knitting in car on vacation.

2 Comments:

Blogger Stacy said...

oooh! Let me know the next time you feel like going to Windsor Button during lunch. If I can swing it, I'd love to join you! I've still never been there. Honestly though, it's really the Chacarero sandwich that's got me intrigued!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Thea said...

Ah, never argue with Trinny and Susannah! They are soooo much better than Stacy and whats his name. (Can't believe I'm drawing a blank here) No, Clinton!

I love those shows. Except does everyone really need to wear blazers and pointy toed heels? Never seen an episode where the subject wasn't jammed into those.

I miss Chacareros -used to work on Arch St - even went when they just had the cart! Lunch between the Basement and one of those was amazing. Beats a turkey sandwich at the Res and a diet coke.

9:36 PM  

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