Friday, May 26, 2006

Ahhh... silk...

I've been chuggin' along with the knits for Ann's wedding. The Tilli Tomas silk yarn is so incredible! Even though I have to go slowly and carefully due to the sequins catching, it has been such an enjoyable experience. This is my first time knitting with 100% silk, and it is so luxurious - soft and drapey with an elegant sheen.


I think right now, it kinda looks like a man's necktie, but I'm hoping it will take on a different look once I put the tassels on the ends. This picture doesn't do the color justice!

The silk has been spoiling me. I'm only about halfway done with the body of the drawstring bag, and I have to keep stopping because it's giving me callouses!


I've worked with the Louet Euroflax 100% linen before, and it was murder on my fingers. I thought the MerLin Camelot would be better because it's only 30% linen, but it is still pretty harsh. And what's up with crochet always curling on the ends?

So, it has been raining here for the past several days with no sign of it letting up for the weekend. Very depressing for this California native! We had planned on working on our fence, but I guess that idea is scrapped. I guess I'll just have to continue my research on our proposed Hawaii trip. Oh, why can't it be now?!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I'm officially spoiled

Wow, check out all the stuff I got from my secret pal!!! I wasn't sure I could get everything in the frame for the picture! And what a nice note inside the fantastic sheep card. I am definitely going to frame this little guy and put him up on the blank wall next to my computer.


I just love everything - the yarn, books, bath goodies, Kitty stuff, and the stitch markers (oh, the stitch markers!). All are great, but I just thought the little robot guys with hearts were sooo cute. Thanks, secret pal, for making my day! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Sorry, no pics...

I don't like posting without pictures, but it's been raining here for the last two days and I can't seem to get good lighting. I've made decent progress on Ms. Marigold, in spite of an error in the pattern which I reported. I also got the yarn for the drawstring bag I'm making for the wedding. It is crocheted, so it serves as a nice break from knitting when I get bored of stockinette!

The rain had started to depress me, but then I got word from my Secret Pal that something's in the mail! Woo hoo! And my Secret Pal is the queen of obscure "holidays" - who knew that today is Sea Turtle Day? It's fitting, though, because this morning I was researching trips to Hawaii. Am I being spied on?