Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer begin!

As if we didn't know it. Sweat - hot - hot! When Sam is in a good and generous mood, he takes pitty on me and get's his six off the air vents and lets me have some cool air too!

Biko had enough of me taking pictures. She laid herself out to dry after a swim.

A multidirectional scoop of sorbet anyone? I've made this as a gift and once again realized that I suck at blocking! By god, this is not a part of knitting I enjoy.

I've made this scarf with Watercolours by Estelle in this refreshing color. Only used up one skein and it is 5"X 53" after "blocking". (50% mohair 50% acrylic). This yarn felt funny in my hands. Not my favorite I must say. Anyway, doesn't it look delicious though?

This is the beginning of my new blanket project. All right, the Log Cabin is not quite finished, but I hope to get it done by tomorrow. I just couldn't resist this design and had to start it this morning. I'm using up stash (yarn: Endless Summer Collection Connemara - elann.com - 100% mercerized and gassed cotton). Didn't want to buy yarn for a blanket again. So we'll see how it turns out. It's a pattern called "Curve of Pursuit" by Pat Ashforth and her husband Steve Plummer. They are Mathematicians who design cool patterns for knitting. I even bought their latest book "No-Pattern Knits" which is very interesting.

5 comments:

Areli said...

Your multidirectional scarf is pretty all pooled up like that.

What a dear doggie, hogging all the cool air :-)

Charity said...

I love the colourway of the scarf. Beautiful!

Midnight Purls said...

Can't wait to see how the Curve of Persuit blanket knits up! I've been eyeing that pattern up for a while now.

Cindra said...

I love the look of this new blanket. Do you like this book as much as the Mason Dixon?

Shirley in PA said...

I love the Curve of Pursuit - and I just ordered the pattern. I'm making a log cabin blanket out of Koigu (using the MD book) and a moderne blanket out of a cotton blend, so of course I have to plan more. I enjoy this blanket making too.