Sunday, September 23, 2007

catch up

Well it has definitely been a tiring summer around here, thankfully there is only about two weeks of work left.

Progress on feather and fan is going well; I'm a little over half way finished. Although it has slowed down a bit as it has gotten too big to travel with, so it has become my stay at home project. Even that hasn't kept it safe though, somehow it has acquired a small red stain - I'm assuming raspberries - but I'm not sure how it got it, as the knitting is kept far away from the food. It's a good thing I plan on dying it once I'm finished.

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That and I was distracted for a few days be Ravely. :-/
I love being able to surf through patters and see other peoples projects with just a few clicks. It makes finding good projects so easy.

Including this:

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His Name is Alexander the Great Lion Washcloth.
Or Knitty's Grrr.
Bill saw the pattern while I was surfing around Ravely and thought it was cute, so I decided to make one for him. (He doesn’t want to use it, just keep it as a friend... my husband is a little weird sometimes)

It was actually quite fun, the loop stitches were a PITA at first, but once I got in to the grove of it, it was a fast and fun little knit.

I've also picked up the crochet pineapple doily I had started in the middle of last summer, but never finished, I had been hoping to submit it into he fair for judging, but didn't finish in time. It has become my new traveling project and I only have a few more rounds to go, I think it will definitely be submitted next summer.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

The shawl is looking gorgeous! What color are you planning on dying it?

Jen said...

If that is the same pineapple doily that my Grandmother knits-don't show it to anyone. After we all saw hers, she had requests for about 15 more. It's a gorgeous pattern.

Abigail said...

kelly -
it's going to be either blue or purple, starting dark in the middle with the flower and slowly fading out towards the edges.

Jen -
i don't know, i have about 500
(actually, more I think) patterns for pineapple doilies at the moment, I'll have to post a picture soon, but i keep putting it off because crochet doilies look like crap until blocked, and it's gotten quite scuzzy from being carried around for over a year.

ponyknit said...

Hi there!
I just received your stitch markers along with the yummy tea and card! Thanks! I posted on my blog and the SME blog also. Thanks again!

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