Yes, faithful followers, I have been neglecting you. I just don't take the necessary time to keep you updated on what is going on. Probably because most of the people that read this blog see me on a regular basis, and we communicate in person. However, there may be one or two people that read this that I don't see regularly, and to you; sorry I've been away.
Anywho, it's Thanksgiving Day! And guess what? I don't have to do A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G! To celebrate our not having to drive anywhere or cook anything, Ray and I had pumpkin pie (store bought, of course) for breakfast. I think every Thanksgiving should start with pumpkin pie. I'm seriously going to make this tradition around our house, why wait all day for deliciousness? For dinner, we're having One Sun Bakery Organic Spinach & Garlic pizza from the co-op. It's our favorite! I might actually break my oath of not doing anything and make this pumpkin bread, but it wouldn't take very long and looks delicious. Worth oath-breakage.
I also took time to take pictures of some of the projects I'm working on, since I haven't done that for a while. I'm almost 3/5 of the way through the Dollar and a Half cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring 2007. I'm using Rowan Soft Lux, in Ciel, that I got super cheap on elann.com.
This is the left front. The back and right front look like this:
A side view of course. Also, I haven't blocked any of the pieces yet, so they look slightly "bubbly".
I really love this yarn though. It's got a slight halo to it, and the metallic fiber that is spun with it makes the fabric sparkle. Glee!
I finally started on the Pride project from the 7DSC last night. It's my first real lace project and already I think I'm doing it wrong. Maybe some one can tell me by looking at it, but the spots where my YO are don't seem to be "twisting" like they do in the picture of the project (and in the one's other people have done).
If you look at the row of YO by my right index finger, you can see they form more of a sideways "V" rather than a single line, like this one does:
Actually, after looking at this picture compared to mine, none of my YO look right. Is this one of those "blocking" things? I know that lace isn't really completed until it's blocked (and the second one OBVIOUSLY is). Just looking at the stitches though, mine don't seem to be "formed" right. I know I'm doing the actual YO correctly, and on the next row I'm working them through the front. Am I supposed to work them through the back? The instructions don't say either way.
This technique dilemma aside, I really like doing lace.
Ok, onto the spoiler mentioned above. GREED! That's the theme of the 5th shipment of the 7DSC.
We've got 367 yds of 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel in the Precious Metals colorway (Gold & Silver). A $100 bill magnetic bookmarker, gold, silver, and copper colored bangles, gold and silver chocolate coins (which I greedily ate before I could shoot them. I wasn't too greedy though, I shared them with others), clear beads to string onto the yarn as well as a silver button for the pattern, a stitch marker of $100 bills, and a length of cream colored raw silk (used as the background here) for the lining.
The pattern is for a clutch purse, to hold all of my monies. Of which I have very little of at this time of year, and in general. I could stuff it with toilet paper though and no one would know the difference, just like in middle school......erm, I mean. What's that over there? ~runs away~ :)
So, that is the latest shipment, and I am pleased. Very pretty yarn, very good use of the theme, and it came with chocolate. Thumbs up!
p.s. I have designed a project for Knitty which they are going to be using in an upcoming issue (not the next one), but I don't know which one yet. So I can't say what it is, but when I find out which issue it'll be I'll let you all know. Squee!