Monday, May 26, 2008

And the Winner Is?

Thanks for your help deciding which color to use for my Eyelet Cardigan. The winner was the Blue Sky Cotton in Orchid. I love the color. I started the cardigan yesterday and I have the back complete and have started on the right front.

This is a very easy and addicting pattern. I can already tell I'm going to love this sweater. Check out Michelle's eyelet cardigan. It turned out great. She made a few mods, the details are on her blog.

Here is a close-up picture of the eyelet pattern. It's a four row repeat that is really easy to memorize.

I got a new camera (Fuji Finepix S1000fd) about a month ago and have been busy taking pictures of everything. I love this camera it's really easy to use and has tons of great features. The best part is you don't need to be a photographer to take great images. Below are just a few of the pictures I have been taking.

I took this picture of Max in Super Macro mode and in black and white. The camera was only a few inches from his eye. I was surprised he let me get that close. He usually runs from the camera.

This is one of my orchids that is in bloom. This was taken in Super Macro mode also.

This is a bit of a tease because this is my next project. That is once I finish the Eyelet Cardigan. More details to follow. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Decisions, decisions

I actually have been doing quite a bit of knitting lately. Unfortunately most of it is secret knitting. Since I've finished a few projects in the last couple of weeks I'm going to let myself start something new. I would like to make the Blue Sky Alpaca Eyelet Cardigan. Here is the Ravelry link.

The only problem is, I can't decide the color that I want to use. I was hoping you all could help. I have four colors to choose from.

Thistle White Azul Orchid

Place your vote and help me decide. I'll leave the poll up for the next 7 days. I can't wait to see what color you choose. I'm anxious to get started.

Editted to Add: Poll is over and the winner is Orchid.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Cleaning cont'd

My spring cleaning turned up a few unfinished projects from last year. I have so many projects that I would like to start but, I decided that I can't until I finish or frog the items I found. I'm not sure what has happened to me lately but I have become a monogamous knitter. Which is very much unlike me. I've been known for having at least five projects going at a time. Yes I would sometimes forget where I left off on a pattern. Sometimes my gauge would be different when I decided to go back and finish a project. Maybe I just realized that I was making this knitting thing to stressful.

The first so close to complete project is Picovoli. I love this yarn and the color. It's Debbie Bliss Cathay. The only thing left to complete is the cute picot edging. Hopefully I can have this done and blocked by the weekend.

Next up is the Allhemp6 Leaf Lace skirt. I substituted the cashmere canapa in color 034. It's a really pretty chocolate brown and softer than the allhemp6. I lost track on the lace pattern so many times I decided it would be best to put a marker between each pattern repeat.

On to the Summertime Tunic. I decided I had to make this when I found the KAL. There were just too many cute FO's for me to resist. I'm using Debbie Bliss Cathay for this too. Very soft and luxurious and who can go wrong with black. I don't care what Clinton and Stacy would think. I promise I'll wear a pop of color with it just for Stacy.

Finally I'm about three quarters of the way done with my Sizzle. I'm using Berroco Glace in Pomegranate (color #2529). I love the color, I just hope it fits.

There are many more unfinished projects but those are winter sweaters so I don't need to worry about those until I do my winter cleaning. I'm glad I only clean twice a year. Just kidding!