Saturday, April 28, 2007
But in the meantime, something else may also be in the works...
I'm so impressed. There are pearl beads ALL OVER this scarf. Included is a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book (can't wait to dig into that) and five very beautiful stitch markers. (I'm having no luck in getting a good picture of them.) It's just beautiful and perfect.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
I'll continue on this evening while watching "The Tudors" on Showtime. It's rather interesting. I signed up for Showtime just so I can watch this show. And I can truthfully say that we've not watched anything elso on Showtime. As for "The Tudors" the jury is still out here. The costuming is very good. It's very adult themed. The dialog is not bad. I just have a problem with the fact that the fellow who is playing Henry VIII doesn't look a bit like him. He's not a big guy. His hair isn't rusty colored. In fairness, I'd say that he does a pretty good job capturing Henry's personality. It's just that not only was Henry VIII a big guy, but he was larger than life. And you really don't get a sense of that in this show. So, I'll be knitting and watching.
Monday, April 16, 2007
And I have to report that I did some yarn shopping on Ebay over the weekend. Several years ago I knit some flip-top mittens for my mother out of Trekking XXL that I purchased at a LYS. It's the most beautiful yarn that I've ever knit with. The color changes every couple of stitches. Fortunately, I only used a little over half of the skein. So, I have the balance of it to pet on a regular basis. I've been looking for more Trekking to purchase. I didn't want the self-striping type, just the varigated kind. I found a seller in England that had some! So, I picked up a skein in a variety of greens and a skein that's ombre. Can't wait for it to arrive! So, I leave you with my partial skein of Trekking ---I just have to note what a terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech this morning. I just can't believe it. I can tell you as someone who spent a significant period of my life living on a college campus much like Virgina Tech that to have an incident like this happen is absolutely shocking.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Here's a new sock that was started while I was away. I finished it and am ready to start it's mate. The pattern is "Tweeds" from the March 2007 MagKnits. The inside is actually the finished outside. But I also liked it the other way too. It's made from Elann Esprit. I used black and a gray varigated. It's an easy pattern to work and moves quickly. I have a supply of Esprit and might be making a couple of pairs.