Friday, April 22, 2005

Indulged in a little retail therapy- got some smaller buttons for the Must Have cardi (guess what I'll be doing tonight) and also bought the Classic Cafe pattern booklet - there's at least 5 patterns in there that I want to knit though I'm not sure if I want to be described as being "a mature but style-conscious knitter".

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I see the Kim Hargreaves' site has gone live. Pretty patterns but not enough to tempt me to buy.

Friday, April 15, 2005

So, did I finish Slick in time to wear today? Yes
I'm I wearing it today? No

The back fits great but the fronts too small. I stayed up way too late trying out constructive ways of making Slick wearable - I thought edge to edge cardi and tried a clasp closure and also a brooch. I did take photos but my internet connection was down so you'll have to wait for that until after I get back home from work. Anyway, woke up this morning feeling very tired and started ripping.


see, doesn't quite work. Those of a long term memory may recognise the yarn. In it's former life it used to be this which did get worn alot last winter but this winter didn't leave the wardrobe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I'm still here but too busy knitting to post. Slick is nearly finished. Just got the collar, some seaming and a zip to sew in. I hope to be wearing it Friday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Warning, non-flattering photo ahead:

Took a couple of days off to do what I like best. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us. These mountains were clear of snow on Sunday but when we came back up on Tuesday it was knee-deep once you got above 2,000ft. I had an enjoyable two day though and it's back to work tomorrow. Haven't touched Kitty this week but I have done the back of Slick (I'm making mine a bit longer in the body).

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Not 100% that these are the right buttons but the Must Have cardi is finished:

I'm pleased with the way that it has turned out could have done with a little bit more length but when it gets washed it'll probably drop a little - at least the sleeves are long enough.