Friday, August 28, 2009

A Final Scream

It's done!

More details on ravelry.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Squeal! Lost in Austen replaying!

I missed this last time PBS ran it, so I was very excited to see this on the guide tonight. I'm an unabashed Austen fan and I'm just starting to watch the "spin off" shows that have been done, having reread her complete works in the past few months. I'm also working on the works of Fanny Burney, almost at the end of (the extremely long) Cecilia, which I'm finding most interesting in giving a historical context for the works of Austen.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scream to a whisper

Here is my first adult sized sweater, the Whisper Cardigan, close to completion! I can't wait to get this on, it is wonderfully soft and flowy. The cashmere is from a beautiful sweater I took apart, it was oddly sized as it fit me fine but was quite short, though anobviously not intended for a cropped sweater. The yarn was quite thick so I ended up unplying one skein and I think I should get the entire cardigan made from this one skein, leaving me lots of leftover cashmere for another project. I've been called crazy for going through this for one sweater, but people spin their own yarn and this hardly took that much time and the results are amazing :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Secret pal!

I got my first package from my secret pal and it's perfect! I just took this book out from the library and hadn't had a chance to read it through yet (I'm working on an Elizibeth Zimmerman one) but posted last week on ravelry asking for book suggestions to build up my library, and this was on the list. I also got two skeins of beautiful squishie merino (Shadow from Knit Picks). The package came at a great time, as I was extremely frusterated and tired from the kids, so to see this package on our front porch picked me up immediately. Thanks so much secret pal!

Close up of the merino, showing the beautiful colour!