Saturday, September 08, 2007

Vacation! Vacation! Vacation!

Sorry you haven't heard from me, but I went on a mini vacation with the fi. We went to see my dad for his birthday in Fort Lauderdale, and hung out on the beach while we were there. I do have pictures, but you'll have to wait a couple of days. The fi downloaded them on to his computer, and I'm waiting for him to email them to me. By the way, those pictures also include my long awaited picture of the shaped lace tee from Knitting Lingerie Style. It turned out fantastic. Even though I don't have those pictures, I do have these. I made sure I got some knitting done while I was on the plane.

First up is what I'm calling Baby Eleanor. It's the scarf version of Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style. The yarn I am using is Noro Silk Garden Color #87, Lot #G.

Next up is #23 The Shawl Collar Pullover from Vogue Knitting Winter 2004/05. I'm almost up the the armhole shaping.

Both of these projects are for my mom. I'm starting my holiday knitting now, to ensure that I'm finished by then.

I also picked up some goodies for my secret pal. I'm shipping them off this week. I hope she likes them.

I was in at JoAnn Fabrics today and got to make this adorable pin cushion with leftover fabric. It was one of those make it take it clinics. Since it was free, I was like, yup, that's for me.

I also finished my first ever crocheted garment. It's Blissfull from the Happy Hooker. I used King Tut yarn in black. Instead of putting hooks on the back, I did buttons. It fits pretty well, but I need to do a few adjustments to it before wearing. I am a little endowed on my upper half so I need to add a little bit more yarn to cover myself up. I just don't want to fall out of the top, if you catch my drift. This picture is without the ribbon. I inserted it today, and like the way it looks so I'll have to get another picture, when it's finally finished.

Last but not least, there is nothing more gratifying than finding out that someone really likes your design so much that they knit it. Marit knitted my Diamond Girl pattern, and it looks fantastic. She wears it well. I think I might have to go and knit myself one in red now. lol. If anyone else is working on the pattern, please let me know. I'm thinking of starting a flickr page with everyone's FOs on it. That's it for now.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Sheila said...

Love all your projects and Congratulations on your 1st crochet garment.

Amanda said...

I hope you and FI had a nice relaxing time awayI am so close to casting on for an entrelac project I can almost taste it...your mom's scarf is just another reminder that I need to find some beautiful yarn and start right away. I am lovin' your little pincushion as well.

The halter is so hot, by the way- I never thought crochet could be so sexy!

Robin said...

Blissful looks amazing! I love that Happy Hooker crochet book.

marit said...

The scarf is lovely! And i would never dare to wear the halterneck...but it looks gorgeous!

Lara said...

That top is hot! I think you just convinced me to knit it. Yours turned out great. I would need to make some mods too though.

I love your baby eleanor! Don't you love that pattern and the way it works with silk garden? So pretty!

Samantha said...

Wow, that top didn't really stand out to me when I saw it in the book, but seeing yours here, I think I'll have to take a second look!


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