Finally, a modeled shot. It has been off the needles for two weeks – I’m playing catch up with the finishing these days, definitely. Pattern: Soleil from Knitty Designer: Alexandra Virgiel Yarn: Adrienne Vittadini Marissa (70% pima cotton, 30% silk) in Green 709, 3.5 skeins Modifications: Lengthened to 13.5″, added in more waist shaping, decreased [...]

Blocking party, part 1

I was motivated into action by my list yesterday, and I finally blocked Soleil and Birch. I pinned Soleil in place dry and sprayed it down, but I think I might steam it before I unpin it to make sure the crochet edging behaves. I blocked Birch with wires. Luckily I was paying attention to [...]

Soleil is off the needles

So there was a silver lining to the muscle relaxers that made me too dopey to think effectively – it made mind numbing stockinette redundant. Yesterday, I worked on Soleil while lying on a heating pad, with my pillows under my knees, and before I knew it, I had an almost finished tank. The straps [...]

Soleil update

With the combination of lunch with John and driving to the baseball game, I got in a bit of car knitting. It then occurred to me that I haven’t posted a status picture of Soleil in quite a while. I’ve finished up the increases, and just have to try it on for length before I [...]

Extreme Knitting

I didn’t know this contest was going on until I saw that Stephanie had entered. I didn’t think about it until I was headed out the door at 6 am to meet up with my co-workers for our Magic Mountain adventure. Then something clicked, and I asked Brad how dorky he thought it would be [...]

Big day today!

Today is the Yarn Harlot’s book signing! I’m more than a little excited. :) Thanks for all of the wonderful comments on Rosita. :) Lori asked “what’s next?” Well, the answer is “simpler things.” I spent Friday swatching for Birch, Soleil, and Grace. Madeleine is still in the works, though I put it aside to [...]