Thursday, February 27, 2014
It will be a ballet wrap, mostly white.
It will be tipped in black.
Now, along the back (right across my shoulder blades) I want to have some type of two color motif. There will be a simple pattern such as this:
But in the center I want to have something else, sort of a larger motif. My choices are:
-a crescent moon, and then across the back would be stars.
I might also repeat this on one sleeve.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This is done but not yet blocked. I use our guest bath for blocking and we're having the skylight replaces (as part of an overall roof replacement) tomorrow or the next day (rain dependent) so I don't want to block if there's no where for it to dry.
But yay, it is done, and I love it! Can't wait to wear it!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
But I really, really want to finish the sleeves on the striped sweater. I'm ready to do the hood and to work with color.
I also need to block the first Paca project and begin on the second.
We had a quiet Valentine's day at home. I made risotto with mushrooms from scratch. Lots of stirring, but it turned out really deliciously.
Back to the sleeves.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday is started snowing. It was only a few inches, although North of here had a foot. We both worked from home.
Friday is snowed a bit more, a bit wetter--we again both worked from home. We think we had about 8 inches here--other reports say 10 inches in other parts of Eugene.Friday night the precipitation turned to ice, and we woke up Saturday to about a quarter inch on everything.
We listened on Saturday to the sounds of huge branches breaking, transformers blowing, and general havoc all around. We were fortunate to have a few flickers but nothing major in terms of outages, and we were much more fortunate than many.
We stayed home and did this:
'The temps hovered right around 32 degrees so it just did not melt all day. Yesterday, finally, the temps got up in the upper 30s and started melting, and today it was almost 50 yet the snow has not yet melted. Tree branches and power lines are still down--the campus reports that more than 100 trees were compromised (and we love our trees here). The lot where I park had four spaces taken up by a huge fallen branch.
But we survived, and enjoyed our little family. But we were happy to get out yesterday and see that the world does still exist, happily.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
Well, our second day of a major winter storm is coming to a close. Day one was pretty with very light fluffy snow, about three inches. Today we've had about another five inches, and now the snow is a bit on the icy side. I am fairly caught up with work, which is nice, but now am done with snow and ready for spring.
I have worked a bit on this shrug and thought you'd like to see the second sleeve growing.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
I have lost a bit of my blogging mojo, not sure exactly why, but I have some stuff anyway.
This is that sweater--and the sleeves are growing. I ended up changing the pattern around to knit the sleeves in the round--that is why they look kind of tiny compared to the rest of the sweater, which needs to be seemed. I think it will look ok once I get the sweater put together.
Lots of things on my mind for the past week--nothing bad, just stuff to figure out. Sorry for the silence.