Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ta- Da! An almost finished object!

Well, I have been working on this cardigan until I am almost sick every time I look at it! Do any of you feel that way about your long projects? The ones that seem like they will never end!! I realize that I am working this on tremendously small needles (3.0 mm's) but this was ridiculous. So, ok, here is a picture of the Sunset Cardigan without blocking, and without all my ends neatly tucked away, and without the absolutely perfect buttons:
Ok, that's pretty good. It shows how much Christmas Spirit I have, and it's actually a really great shot of a picture of my darling childern, but do you think it could have been just a smidge closer? So you could see the painstaking care I took with the details of this cardigan. . . so here I try to show you that:

Well, it's not too bad I suppose. I really wouldn't have worn purple if I had thought about what I was doing today. . . but, my son had to be driven back to Lexington, to the UK Campus and I was rushing around trying to make sure I had given him all the "stuff" he needed to make it through the next few weeks away from home. But I digress . . . the fact that he is so totally not needing his family (he doesn't even bring laundry home with him) is another story. I should be very proud to say I am the mother of a college freshman who is doing very well, and has totally adjusted to college life! And actually I really am proud of him. . . so, let's move along here -

I am off to finish up the sewing in of the "ends" and then to block out the button bands. They actually came out pretty good, but I like everything to hang just so. . . and right now they have just the slightest curve in them. I really stink at button bands and everything that goes with them, I was thinking of getting a video on this by Leslye Solomon/Dorothy Ratigan, but I'm not sure how much that would really help. Has anyone else seen this video? (Buttonholes and Bands.)

I am not sure if I will be able to get the pictures of the completed Sunset avec perfect buttons next week or not, my camera is really not working properly and I am sending it back to the manufacturer tomorrow. Darn it! I really like my camera too, it's not zooming, and objects are not showing up on the view finder, and a whole host of problems. I guess I should be grateful that Chris got this shot at all!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I'm in Tune to the Season -

You Are Pumpkin Pie

You're the perfect combo of uniqueness and quality
Those who like you are looking for something (someone!) special

Ok, so seriously now. . . This was just too perfect not to post! I finished sleeve #2 and before I could talk myself out of it, I ripped back sleeve #1. So I am now trying to figure out where the heck I am in the pattern! The yellow thread is dmc thread I used to pick up a row to rip back to - I didn't see it until I posted this picture of course!

See Ya'll, Happy Thanksgiving to the US readers!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

I think I'm Insulted!

This is how I rate with regard to yarn:

You are dishcloth cotton.
You are Dishcloth Cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when
you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly
born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain
Jane, but you are too practical to notice.

What kind of yarn are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

I think I should at least be a wonderful wool - Geez!

Anyway, been sick almost all weekend, so no photos, and my camera (not even a year old) is acting up. . . crud, crud and double crud. Have an appointment with a surgeon on Monday, I can never seem to get through November for some reason, to discuss a bad mammogram. . . so, we'll see how that goes tomorrow. I'm not totally worried as the bits they found are so small I don't see how it could hurt much taking them out!

Off to watch West Wing - hope everyone has a great week! Wish me luck, if you think of it!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Burgess Falls, Tennessee

Just no time this past weekend, so only a picture of the beautiful Burgess Falls. We took a short hiking trip to see the fall colors, and here are the middle falls, there are actually three sets of waterfalls on this hike and they are beautiful!