Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sari Silliness

There is still more quilting than knitting going on here, and I think even my subconscious is missing the knitting. Last night I dreamed that I had a set of magic needles; and skein after skein of beautiful, soft, merino/cashmere in variegated shades of dark red. The needles were circulars, about 4 feet long, and when I had cast on about a million stitches; I got them started knitting and sort of hung them in the air, and walked off. When I returned later, they had knit me a long, long sari.

Now, being short and plump, I don't think a sari would be the most flattering thing for me to wear. (The words "Burrito Supreme" come to mind). But wouldn't it feel wonderful to wear a cashmere Sari?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

We take time out...

We take time out from our regularly scheduled knitting content to bring you a just-this-minute finished hand-made Quilt Label:
Usually I use Paint Shop Pro to design something, using clip art and cool fonts, and print it out on fabric stabilized with freezer paper. But this one is hand drawn with micron pen on bleached muslin, and I think I like it better!

(of course, it says "FOR WONDERBABY" in the middle, and my signature is under "grandma").

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Glad all that is over....

Boy was I sick. (Upper respiratory again. Took me out of work for a week. I'm knitting myself a new set of lungs. )

Then the computer system I'm responsible for was sick.

Then (this is the good part) my Mom came to visit and we had a baby shower.

Now I'm trying to get back into my routine.

In the midst of all that, some knitting did occur. I have almost-a-pair of socks.

And I'm on the home stretch of a baby hoodie made with two strands of a very festive and soft fingering-weight wool, from this pattern again (only I'm putting in buttonholes this time).

But mostly I've been quilting like a madwoman. I've finished the center and rounded the last corner on the outer border. That leaves the inner narrow border (the white part) and the binding. I'm doing this all by hand, and WonderBaby should be here within 6 every spare moment is spent stitching.

There. That's a quick summary what's been happening. Now maybe I can get back to regular posting.

P.S. I find it very amusing that blogger spellcheck recognizes "madman" but not "madwoman".