Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Actual Fiber Content!

Yes, I know, you thought it would never happen. Well, here it is...
First, my scarf-in-progress in Noro Taiyo.
This is the yarn my fellow OOPsers and I scored at NeedHay one fine Monday. I'm doing a 4 x 4 basketweave sort of thing, which seems to look good in this kind of variegated yarn. 32 stitches across. I'm semi-tempted to frog and go down to 24, but then sanity reasserts itself and I realize that I would then have to reknit the whole freakin' thing. And, I am really not lovin' on the yarn, so it's going to stay. We'll see how it feels once it's gotten done and been given a bath. My skein did have the obligatory knot, between colors, but luckily it came between a grey and a black so it's not very obvious.

Then there's a progress pic on the Very Warm Hat for Audrey's daddy.

Because, of course, everyone needs a Very Warm Hat when the temps are in the 90's.

Gotta love Spring in SoCal. One day it's 90+ and the next it's barely 45. No wonder everyone goes around sniffling!

Here's the crown of the blue side of the hat. The decreases make a nice spiral. Plain but "manly" right?
And another view, showing the turning row. This is going to be my project for the programs at Asilomar, I think: something I can work on in the dark!
And, Louise finished her quilt. She's entered it in the Glendale Quilt Guild's show, which is this weekend in Burbank. It's made from the leftover pieces of her Bouillabaisse quilt, including the back. The only new fabric she added was the black for the star's background.

It's not only a gorgeous quilt, it's a great use of "leftovers" and quite in the spirit of quiltmaking everywhere!

So the house continues to progress, but not in a way that lends itself to photography. The ductwork has all been replaced and they are now installing new heater/ac vents--which can't be seen, because there's paper and plastic down on the floors to protect them from the painters, who are also busily at work. Nothing started on the outside painting yet, but I've been told the kitchen cabinets are ready to move in once the painting in the kitchen is done.

In fact, I'm supposed to be buying a kitchen sink today, along with some bathroom fixtures for the remodeled back bathroom. It's going to be so spiffy that I think we'll have to move the cats elsewhere for their feeding/watering/catbox needs.

Speaking of the boys, they continue to do well in their respective "shelters." Padua is getting some needed medical attention (poor old guy) so boarding chez the vet has been a good plan; and Simon and Hi-Hi are having fun at D3's. Garrett loves them, they tolerate him, Hi-Hi's been raiding the toybox for his Mighty Hunter times and Simon just follows the "guys" around. I just hope they'll be willing to come back home...


DPUTiger said...

So you aren't loving the Taiyo? If I found a colorway I needed, I would already have "fallen." I totally love how it feels in the skein

Ellen Bloom said...

How come your Taiyo looks better than my Taiyo in the SAME pattern? What size needles are you using?

The blue and gold hat is gorgeous! Uh, I mean MANILY Handsome!

Madge said...

Yay! Knitting! Glad you're able to get a stitch in here and there between all your other obligations. I like how the Taiyo is working up in your scarf...and you'll get two whole pink repeats, which is groovy.

Hope the sink shopping was a success. Can't wait for your "housewarming" party once it's all put back together!

Annette said...

The remodel is coming along nicely. Your new shower is beautiful! I'm with Madge, looking forward to a "housewarming" party when it's all done.

I love that colorway of Taiyo. Too bad you don't love knitting with it.

Sheepish Annie said...

I can't believe you have gotten so much done while dealing with all the house stuff. Good for you!