Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rainy Sunday Afternoon ...

Have you all seen this adorable pattern yet by annypurls?

I had to have it! Plus, I already have Rowan All Season's Cotton (loads of it, actually) in my stash ... in Chocolate, Denim, Cream & Lilac colours. Since I'll be making it for the adorable grandson, Lilac is out, but the others are an option ... hmmmm, what shall I choose????

For those with inquiring minds, I'll be making my Alhambra out of Malabrigo Baby lace, in the 'PAGODA' colourway ... kind of a pinky, brick red colour. Very rich and so soft!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wherefore Art Thou, Blocking Wires????

As you can see, I've been testing out new background templates for my blog ... I think this is my favourite, so far. Feel free to weigh in with your opinion ...

Your comments on 'What I know to be true ...' were so appreciated ... I was thinking that I likely should have added an 11th ... "When you bolt out of bed in the middle of the night to attend to the baby, rest assured that the dog will be lying precisely underfoot and will jump up in alarm, causing both of you to overbalance and collapse to the floor in a heap, loud enough to waken the dead!"

Here's our little flirt (notice the wink!) modeling his top down cardigan from f. pea ... a button has since been added, with a loop closure.

Thank you for your comments regarding blocking wires. I went to the KnitPicks website last week and ordered their kit for $29.99, which I thought was very reasonable. Now, I'm waiting (not so) patiently to receive them so I can finish up this scarf and show you a proper F/O!

I'm also waiting to start the Alhambra Scarf from KnitSpot. I also needed lace needles to go with the Malabrigo Baby Lace yarn I bought and had looked at the Addi's and nearly fainted at the cost! So, while I was buying the wires, I noticed that KnitPicks has some for only $4.99!!! Compared to what I would have paid for Addi's, that's a steal. I'm going to give them a try and let you know how they compare.

So, until the blocking wires arrive, this is the lumpy mess I have to look at. Once it's finally blocked, I'm expecting it to explode from it's ugly cocoon into a beautiful butterfly!

Note: My dad came through his cancer surgery beautifully and is now home, enjoying the peace and quiet, as opposed to the busy, noisy ward. Thank you for your prayers on his behalf!