Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Power of 6

First things first.  I've been tagged by my good friend Jennith at The Blog Bog of the Tundra.
This is the 6th photo from the 6th folder in My Pictures:
A couple of friends and I were lurking inside the Chateau Laurier Hotel being silly.  This bunny ears thing has become a bit of a trend of late.  Juvenile, but oh so fun :)  I don't think Mr. Lennon minds too much.  Mr. Trudeau is equally unlikely to be offended.  Yoko, on the other hand, if you happen to see this blog, all apologies.  No offense intended :)

The rules:
1. Go to your documents. (Or if you are a Mac user, go to your pictures folder)
2. Go to your 6th folder.
3. Go to your 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag six others to do the same.

I don't have many bloggy friends to tag, so if anyone reads this and want to play along please feel free.  Just let me know.  Incidentally, if you have a chance check out Jennith's photography.  It's phenomenal.  Just sayin.

Onward.  Knitting stuff.  This is still a knitting blog.  Behold:

Oh, wait.  Zara, get out of the gorram shot!

Thank you.  Now.  Finished Mosey legwarmers from Knitty.  These were designed by Susan Power and are one of the first projects I have actually used to suggested yarn.  They are knit from Patons Classic Wool Merino on 4.5 mm needles.  I love these, but suspect I won't be getting much wear out of them for a while.  It is currently -15 outside with a windchill making it feel life -23.  Note those temperatures are in Centigrade, for those unfamiliar with that scale, -23 is -9 F.  Legwarmers ain't gonna cut it around here :P  In the meantime, a couple more shots of them before they get put away:
Again, I can't stress how much I love these, but continuing on:

Reglisse is finished.  I'm going to have to mail it, but the Ottawa bus drivers are on strike (STILL) and I can't get to the post office.  Thank goodness 2 year olds don't have a huge concept of stuff like late birthday presents.  I hope...

Here it is.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  I just hope it fits.  If I understand it correctly, this kid is enormous.  I knit the 3 year old size, but to my untrained eye, it looks really small.  Here's hoping right.  Here's a shot of the zigzag motif down the sleeve:

So, to recap, this is Reglisse.  It's from an old vintage Phildar book that was my mother's.  It's knit from Lang Jawoll Silk which was chosen in part for it's colour (Reglisse is licorice in French), as well as for the fact that it is supposedly superwash.  And it is knit on 2.5 mm needles.  Yikes!  This yarn is gorgeous.  I have enough left over to make socks for me, yay!

So on the whole, ufos are becoming fos, and with any luck, I'll continue to have stuff to share.  I did a big chunk of the Serendipity Stole (remember that?) today, and will hopefully be able to share the second last clue with you shortly.  In the meantime, try and stay warm.  Knitting helps :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy New Year!

Belatedly :)

So it's another year.  Hopefully it will be full of lots of knitty goodness, and I'll have lots to show for it.  First, though I'll cap off the projects from 2008.  This is my final Finished Object (or Objects to be more precise) of 2008:
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  I followed her instructions, with no changes, and came out with a perfect little jacket, who knew?
This shot is a better representation of the colour.  The yarn is Sublime  Superwash Merino, in a really pretty green shade that I used previously for a coworker's blanket.  This time it's for a very good friend of mine who is expecting her second in May (I think it's May, I'm not good at the baby stuff).  

The booties are Saartje's Bootees in the same yarn.  Here's a better shot:
Again, the colour is best in the previous picture.  I'm in love with these booties.  I've seen them all over the blogosphere, and always thought they were pretty cute, but seriously, until I actually had one finished in my hand, I had no idea.  Hopefully this little ensemble will fit, I'll have to wait and see.  Might also have to force myself into disgusting newborn presence in order to acquire photographic proof.  Blah, what can you do?

In other projects, I've almost finished the Reglisse pullover it's knit, just unassembled.  Soon, I promise.  Also, I have finished my Mosey legwarmers.  They are fabulous, but have yet to be photographed due to a combination of laziness on my part, frigid temperatures that are far beyond the possibility of legwarmers being enough to keep limbs from falling off, and a bus strike here in Ottawa that has reduced me (as an individual who chooses the more environmental public transportation system over owning a vehicle) to becoming a creature that lives in the dark.  Hopefully, I'll get some pictures soon.