Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer lovin

Do you ever go through your wardrobe, only to find something in there that you totally love, but totally forgot you owned? I did that this morning.

The pink polka dot shoes. My grandmother, who has a collection of crazy shoes herself, would be very proud.

My nephew calls these the "ice cream cone" shoes. I suppose they kind of do look like ice cream cones, but I think at "almost 5" just about anything can remind you of sweets. I think they're pretty sweet myself. And even sweeter? They go almost perfectly with my pink indigo ripples skirt.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Too hot to knit?!

Blasphemy, I know. But I am just too hot to knit. I feel like the witch in Oz - "I'm melting! I'm melting...." Of course we have air conditioning, but we're those crunchy tree-hugging types that prefer not to use it unless we absolutely *have* to. Although, lack of knitting probably counts as *have* to. I wonder if my husband will agree?

Before my downward spiral into meltitude, I managed to get this done:

It is the Print o' the Wave stole by Eunny Jang. I love how straight forward and easy this lace pattern is! It's from some wool my grandmother gave me - it was given with the agreement that I'd knit her a shawl. I'm hoping to have this done by her birthday in August - this is the product of only a few hours, but at the rate I'm currently going...


I will have to resume knitting at some point. There will be more baby knits coming up - my cousin just had a son (congrats!) - and I'm thinking of some nice cotton tops - such as Ophelia, Megathy (ravelry link), Dayflower Camisole, Beaded Cami...

Anything to cool me off.... hey - maybe I'll knit myself a itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot thing and run about town in it. HA HA HAHAAAAAA. Seriously though. Any votes? Anyone made these tops yet? :D

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Cheer for Cherry

Pattern: Cherry by Anna Bell
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Yarn: Berocco Touche
Mods: None.

I have to give some MAJOR love to Ann at Yarns at the Adobe. First off, her shop is brimming with the yummiest yarns! I can usually walk into a yarn shop with somewhat admirable self control, but ohhhhh, not this one. After hours of drooling and pawing at the skeins, Ann finally sold me this gorgeous Berocco yarn with the comment that if I needed more, I could just give her a call. Well, I ended up needing more, and when she didn't have the proper dye lot, she tracked it down from the manufacturer and had it in my Colorado hands within a week. Not only that, ladies and gentlemen, she also helped me get my mother in law into knitting, which is beyond cool. If you are ever in San Luis Obispo, CA, you MUST stop by.

On to Cherry - this pattern is up there with the hourglass sweater in my book. Unbelievably flattering, ultimately comfortable, and absolutely adorable, you really just can't go wrong. It's the type of pattern that you think "oh yes, that's cute, I should make that", but it's not til after it's done washing and blocking and you put it on that you realize you never want to take it off.

I might make another one of these to sleep in. Yes, I love it that much.