Wednesday, May 9, 2007

When Mommy's away, the kids will play

So I got home from work this morning to this sight:

The blinds from my sliding doors. Interestingly enough, they were hanging from the ceiling this morning when I left for work, and yet here they are, laying down on the job. I wonder What could possibly have happened. This sort of thing only happens when you have somewhere else to be. In fact, I shouldn't even be taking the time to blog about it because my ride arrives in about half an hour, but I couldn't resist sharing the work of my precious angels.

In other news:

Completed Jaywalkers. These are my second pair, and I love, love, love this pattern. I suspect there will be many more in my future. So, again, these are Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina and I knit them out of Meilenweit Cotton Fondo in the 6506 colour.
Here's a closeup of the toes:

Hmmm, something's a little amiss, but I think I can live with it.

Anyway, I must be off, I have somewhere to be. The blinds can just stay where they are.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Oops, I did it again... again...

For the record, I am not nor have I ever been a fan of Britney Spears.

Okay, now that that is on record, here goes again. My internet shut down mid post before, so...

I went yarn shopping. Again. Yay me!

So I got this:
Bernat Sox in Lime Hot. This says it's new. It's certainly new to me, and I hope it's okay. It's an acrylic nylon blend which is kinda, meh. But it's lime green! And even more important, it was under $3!!! Which is good because I also got this:
Regia Cotton Tip & Top Color in the 4085 colourway. I can't find what the actual name of the colour is and after the crash, I can't be bothered finding out right now. Maybe when I actually knit it. I also got these:
Regia 4-ply in Raspberry (1258) and Turquoise (1255). Regia needs to get more creative in the names of their colours. My yellow one from the other day is "Yellow."
So then after satifying my need to bulk up my sock yarn stash in preparation for summer knitting (I sadly only had 3 pairs worth stashed), I splurged on this:
This is only two of the six balls I bought of Filatura di Crosa Luxury 100% silk! The colour is called Natural and has been discontinued. I have no idea what I'm going to make out of this except that it will be a summer shell tank. I can't wait.

Now just to prove that I haven't been sitting idly, with nothing but shopping going on, I have progress shots of the second of my Meilenweit cotton Jaywalkers and the left front of my Not-so-Kakhi Cables cardi:

Gratuitous kitty shot:

And as if my babies weren't eye candy enough, the Eiffel tower in the late afternoon:
I have other Paris shots which I can share later, but I couldn't resist these two pictures taken from our hotel room. This was on the windowsill, just outside.
Two pats of butter and a partially eaten piece of cheese. Mmmm, just in case the guests get hungry, the hotel finds a way to get past the lack of mini-fridge in the room.
Just beyond that tasty snack (which, incidentally, we left for the next lucky visitor) was what was lovingly referred to as the jaccuzi:
Also, not so lovingly, as the cesspool. The roof of the building next door. I could have climbed out my window into it. Pretty gross. Luckily, we didn't spend much time in the hotel, cause... Paris!
Anyway, I've posted more pictures than ever in this post I think, so I will leave you with those lovely pictures. Me, I'm going to play with silk!