Knitting with Silk
Ok - enough - here is a picture that sums up very well the title of my knitting blog.
If you look closely, you can see me swatching the silk. I found the pattern in one of Barbara Walker's pattern books. Here is the swatch:
And here is another picture of our dogs. Can you figure out why Hermione is so attentive? Yes, right, she is waiting for me to throw her favorite toy - the green racketball. She absolutely loves it. So, she is not really admiring Mommy's knitting... I just love her facial expressions. She has these cool markings on her face. When you talk to her, she always looks at you like she understands every word you say. Like a little person in dog fur. ;-)
And you can see that the 4th of July shawl kinda drapes itself onto Noah. That's what I was trying to finish up - after I swatched the silk.
I also got to work on the white sweater - yes, I really want to finish it. Told you!
I made progress and got to the point where I split the front for the V-neck. I knitted some more in the meantime and I am almost to the point where I decrease for the armhole. Not much more to go on the left side - YAY! Then I'll tackle the right side, two short sleeves and the big V-neck. More progress pix soon - hopefully. ;-)
I also worked a little bit outside last weekend - yep, it was pretty hot, but oh well - to trim our flower beds, get some weeds out and rescue the rose bushes from June bugs. Actually I cut one rose bush down dramatically. It was very infested. I don't do much for the roses - they either grow or not. My motto - survival of the fittest! ;-) Anyway - I saved some of the roses, put them in a vase and played with the camera a little bit.
Oh - And I was at my first AKG (Atlanta Knitting Guild) meeting yesterday evening and had a really good time. I was amazed how many knitters where there and how many I knew besides the people I knit with at the SNB group meetings. Very cool - I will go back.
With this, I'll let you slip into your weekend. Have a good one!