Time flies

I don’t think I can keep track of time any more. It seems like I just picked tomatoes and made tomato sauce and here it is several weeks later. What have I been up to?

Well there was this:

This is Sweater #6 for the year. My goal is 11 and I’m very behind, but I love this one. It’s an adaptation of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February Lady Sweater. The original was a sort of unshaped cardigan, and this is a very shapely pullover. I knit it in about 3 weeks and it was a pleasure to knit. The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage (worsted weight) in the colorway Black Currant. I can’t say enough good things about this base – it’s delightful to knit with – or the depth of the dyer’s colors. Absolutely delicious!

Last Christmas, Wes surprised me and bought me an Ashford Knitter’s Loom. For whatever reason, I just couldn’t get into it. I warped it backwards, then I warped it with wool that was too sticky. Then I wove a scarf that was about half too small and then, to add insult to injury, I felted it while trying to get it to even out (by tossing it in the dryer). On the whole, totally unsatisfactory. I duly warped the loom to try again, and promptly let it sit. For months.

A few weeks ago I pulled it out, determined not to waste the beautiful yarn that I had cut into pieces to warp the loom.  One scarf and I was out. Except, this time it took. It was quick, it was beautiful and don’t tell him I said this, but it was fun! After a few nights I had gone from this:

to this:

You also may notice that the quality of my photos has gone up a bit. I can take absolutely no credit for that whatsoever. For our three year anniversary, we decided to splurge a little and get a new camera. We ended up getting a Canon Rebel T3i, and so far, we LOVE it.

More soon… I have adventures in Koolaid for you!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christine
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 00:04:59

    Laura, that scarf is absolutely lovely! …..MUST…….RESIST…….WEAVING!!! Stop tempting me with another craft!

    Reply

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