Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I am knitting it in Cascade 220 which I had bought a couple of years ago to make sweaters for the boys, before the realization that handwashing sweaters for my own wee hooligans would not be the best idea. I, by contrast, don't tend to get my clothes actually dirty very often so handwashing is not a problem. I had seen a sleeveless waistcoat in the shops in the UK and this is my alternative...the one in the shop (Fat Face) was grey, so this had to be grey also.
I seem to have acquired a 2nd edition of the book, which looking at the errata and comments on Ravelry, is a good thing.
Monday, October 20, 2008
ready to be laid our into a suitable patchwork..
...and then for the task of seaming and knitting the edging. I have chosen an olive green colour as the edge as I thought that would best tone with the mixture of blues, greens, and browns, as well as the more brightly coloured squares.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The pattern is this one from the V&A knitting pattern collection. Christina, of course, has an original version of the pattern...but as it happened I knitted it from the pdf on the museum web site.
The yarn is Jojoland melody, and the hat took 1.5 balls. I knitted it on 3.25mm needles. The only modification to the pattern was to knit only 9 of the 10 short-row sections on the cap, and actually it would fit me better if I had knitted only 8 of them.
I am pretty sure I will actually wear this hat: the colours, and I think the style suit me. I am wearing it quite far back on my head in these photos but it also pulls down over the ears and the bandeau is warm over the ears.... ideal for skiing.
I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this; it was quick but an interesting knit and I'm pleased with the outcome. Please do not tell me that I look like Ena Sharples ...she wore a hairnet!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
The location was lovely, the campground is actually on sandy dunes behind the beach, so is sheltered from most of the wind, but close enough so we could hear the waves crashing on the shore.
Adjacent to the group camp site was a large area of trees and scrub, ideal for small boys rampaging around building camps, and traps, and climbing trees.
While we were there Adam did his frisbee badge!
Naturally there was also a barbeque and camp fire, compete with smores and campfire songs. Finlay is now word-perfect in "Take me down to the ball game"...so he's all set for next year when he can join cub scouts.
Not only did I get a chance to sit by the camp fire and knit - but I met another knitter!
Altho it rained on Saturday morning, by the time we got to the site it had cleared and the weather stayed fine for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
These are the access passes: green if you want to go outside, and brown to stay in the house. You will notice these have a nominal value of $100...and he is obviously anticipating a large demand...there are about 20 of these.
I forsee a career in the civil service for my boy!