Friday, August 29, 2008

FO: Print O the Wave (kinda)

Hello my lovelies! I have been neglecting you all atrociously, but I've been so busy that I've hardly even had time to knit! *gasp* I did manage to finish a birthday present for my grandmother, and so I present to you my Nana, with her new kinda-print-o-the-wave-stole:
Happy Birthday Nana!

This is knit without the edging - the request was for more of a scarf than a shawl and my gauge ended up being bigger than I thought. It finished blocking maybe half an hour before we left, so I have just one other rather terrible picture...

If you're planning on making this, it's a fairly easy knit, if time-consuming. I highly recommend this pattern as a first time lace!

That's all I have for you. I have many things in the queue - I finally caved and cast on for the gathered pullover in the Pakucho Organic Cotton. I had planned on making another Hourglass out of it, but you people and your beautiful knits! I'll make some adjustments to the pattern a la YarnHogSV, this version was really the deciding factor for me. Plus it's lots of stockinette, which is about all I can handle with the current craziness of code releases and such. Ahh, Ravelry. How thou doest help me find such beautiful items!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Camera shy

Unfortunately, I have little knitting to post. Instead, I have a rather amusing set of circumstances that I will relate.

I have two dogs. A husky mix and a lab mix. Typically they are pretty excited about everything. The camera, on the other hand... well, as soon as we take the camera out, they run like we're going to beat them with it. Weird, right?

A long discussion over many glasses of wine made us realize that it's the flash they don't like (duh, but it was the wine). I would assume they associate flashes of light with thunder and thunder is kind of scary. So I embarked on a healing process.

Soon they will associate cameras with yummy treats.

The camera comes out...


Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum...

Aaaaaand, we've made excellent progress today.
What, no more?