Tuesday, April 22, 2008

my playoffs goal

Originally uploaded by knit_north
Ok - i hardly want to stay this out loud because i'm not sure if i'll make it.... but I want to have this sweater done by the time the Stanley Cup is handed over to the winning team!
the picture shows a little more than a week's progress - so yeah i better hurry

i was cursing the purple earlier but it is growing on my now ...
the other thing is: why is the ribbing curling?? hopefully that will sort itself out with blocking


barnacles.. woot woot, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
I have been massively lucky to get as much vacation time as I want. Right when I got back from Cuba Mary called me up and floated the idea of joining her when she went to Victoria for a conference. Being Mary's birthday as well it seemed like a good idea. While we were celebrating mom thought it would be a good time for a little unbirthday for me! how could I resist!

unbirthday, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
In another lucky happenstance my friend Diana was in BC from Beijing visiting some friends. I convinced her to come up for a few days as well. I love introducing my hometown to my pals - it's the most beautiful place in the world.

diana and I at the BEACH, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

sa sa sa sand, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

new sweater swatch w notes

rose_swatch w notes
Originally uploaded by knit_north
i'm about to start a fair isle sweater (Autumn Rose by Eunny Jang) - totally excited -
but still need a few colours - i'm in victoria next week so i'll actually be able to pick out colours in front of me instead of guessing over the web.

here is my swatch - i think i need a deeper gray and a brighter turquoise (instead of the moorgrass)
i think i’ll also swap out the shetland black with a deep purple
i tried out spruce and tartan - i like the darker green -tartan- better