Saturday, March 07, 2009

On a roll

It's a beautiful day outside, but I'm on a role and I can't seem to stop knitting. I'm finishing off my garter yoke cardigan. I'm really proud of it, but I'm getting a little tired of stockinette, so right now, I just want it to be done! I took a really shoddy picture of it with my phone because although I finally found my camera and charger, I still can't find the cord the connects the camera to the charger.

I just have to finish one sleeve, weave in the ends (from adding additional skeins of yarn, not from sewing, because this pattern is done completely in the round which makes it even more awesome)!

I was so busy knitting this morning that I didn't even get properly dressed until there was a knock at the door. It was my super, informing me that he had a package for me. It was my latest and greatest knitpicks package! Inside was the delicious yarn for something I'm going to try to make for my mom before I go home next month. I can't wait to start the project! Plus, I have to get a move on things if I'm going to finish before I leave!

Also inside was Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael, a book I am currently drooling over. Seriously, I want to make every single thing in that book. I think I'll start out with some of the spring outerwear and progress from there. I'd like to start one of the patterns when I'm at home in Sydney.

And then there's this month's EBW challenge. The theme is "Time Machine," and I'm a sucker for things like that. I haven't entered that last few challenges, but I'm psyched about this one. Any time, any place for inspiration? You just can't beat that. I'm thinking Japan.

And remember that Valentines gift? Well here it is:
It took a while to make this, mostly because I don't have a sewing machine so I had to sew the whole thing by hand. I designed the pattern myself and sewed on heart beads for eyes. I embroidered the heart on the shoulder and the mouth. It was my first ever attempt at embroidery, and I'm very happy with the results.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are on a roll! That always feels so good, doesn't it? Your Valentine is adorable. Can hardly wait to see what you come up with for the EBW challenge.