Monday, March 22, 2010

Gardening, so to speak

I was gardening today in my kitchen and ended up with some beautiful roses in a basket. Not bad for one day of gardening! I set out to stitch for just a few hours, but then wanted to finish all of the roses. Well, then I figured I may as well do the leaves as well! Next step will be to stitch the basket highlights and move on up to a rose the young lady is holding. then, more of her dress and a door and the tree over hanging her head. It is coming along nicely.

I did a bit of knitting on "Mom's Vest" although I haven't taken an pictures yet. It is from Manos wool silk.

I haven't been spinning lately, but realize my "knitting/spinning room" aka son's bedroom will soon be used for its alternate purpose and I will shuffle things around again. So, I pulled out some fleece and did a bit of spinning on Friday and Saturday. With the slower whorl and a merino/silk blend it is amazingly fine (which also, as it turns out, means that it takes a whole lot longer to spin than the rope i was previously making! simple math!)

The Finishing Class at Kniterary last Saturday and this past one was successful with four completed sweaters (two shown here, the light coloured one is the model). Yes, they do look posed pointing at something ("Hey", says Whitey, tugging at the sleeve of Bluey, "look over here to my left!"). It is because the left sleeve is a box sleeve and the right sleeve is a raglan sleeve!

And, just for good
measure, here are pictures of the cats. One to my left, the other to my right, as I sit and knit. What more could you ask for!

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