Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us

We interrupt your regularly scheduled knitting programming for our 1st wedding anniversary. Just like a year ago, today was a rainy day here in Connecticut. Although last year the rain did let up/stop as we were entering the church and in between the ceremony and reception for photos. Today was pretty much non-stop rain. I cannot believe how fast the year has flown by.

In addition to very pretty flowers, Carlos bought me a Yarn Shoppe for our Christmas village. A few weeks ago we were in Michael's and saw it. Can't wait to set it up!!

Knitting shop

Keeping with custom & tradition, we ate a piece of the top of our wedding cake tonight after dinner. As I mentioned in my post on the Newlywed group on Ravelry, the cake wasn't terrible. The chocolate cake part was very moist and fluffy; however the mousse center was crumbly. I had to call my parents to see what it was because neither Carlos nor I could recognize it or remember what it was supposed to be. I ate my whole piece, but Carlos only had one bite of his. He just could not stomach eating something that was a year old.

The Cake

Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm BAAAAAACK in the saddle again! (sort of)

I have the day off today and had every intention of updating the blog for the first time in MONTHS. But alas such plans have been (somewhat) foiled because I do not have the cord for my camera. So any pictures will either be 1. outdated or 2. from my phone. So hence the sort of...

I did a thorough photo shoot of.... drum roll please.... a FINISHED OBJECT. And not just any finished object -- a SWEATER. Yes, a whole sweater. Now, this is not the first sweater I cast on; however it is the first one that made it to completion. You will have to wait for the real photos, but for now, here she is - my February Lady Sweater:

February Lady Sweater

Knit with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Blueberry.
Size 8 needles
Started 8/28/2009, finished 9/22/2009

This was the largest lace project that I've knit and it was also my first time knitting top down with raglan increases and my first button holes. The best part -- NO SEAMING. The body is knit in one piece, with the sleeves stitches held for picking up after the body is finished. I'd imagine this is why I was able to finish so quickly (see post below re: my dislike for seaming...)

February Lady Sweater

I can't tell you enough how much I LOVE this sweater. I shed my suit jacket at work on Tuesday and wore the sweater for the rest of the day. Very pleased with how it came out. Just in time for fall!

My Central Park Hoodie sat on hold while I worked on the FLS, but here she is blocking. I have a few inches left to knit on the sleeves (thank goodness I am knitting both at the same time), then time to seam the body, pick up for the button band and knit the hood. I'm toying with the idea of doing a sailor collar instead of the hoodie, but we'll see.


Very eager to get this done - will be great for these chilly days.

Needless to say, my lack of blogging has been more than made up for with quite a bit of knitting :-)

(ETA: Knitting details for the FLS)