Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry Potter

I went for my second viewing of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince today. I saw it on opening day with my husband (who bears a striking resemblance to Dumbledore), Ramone (aka calicoknits), and another friend who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent. I had promised my boys I would take them to see it so that's what we did today.
Now, we're just kinda chilling out and I'm about to work on my February Lady sweater some. I'm doing it in Malabrigo in Olive that I got from Sugarfoot Yarn in PTC. Its super soft and goes well with my reddish hair.
I imagine I'll see HP again before the weekend is out. My stepdaughter is out of town right now and she'll want to see it when she gets back in town as well.

Monday, July 6, 2009

summer knitting

While on vacation, I managed to finish a baby sweater for a friend of mine who just had a baby. I had started completely different sweater and one sleeve to go when I totally misplaced the yarn I needed to finish it. I grabbed some Rowan Calmer out of my stash and took it with me to do a "do over" while we were on vacation. I did the Elizabeth Zimmerman baby sweater on two needles. The pattern February Lady is inspired from it. I had been wanting to knit February Lady and figured this was a good way to give it a test run. After completing the baby sweater, I went to Sugarfoot Yarns and scored some malabrigo in olive to knit my own February Lady. I'm still on the garter stitch yoke right now.
On another note, I've got some pictures of the mailbox I painted for my husband for father's day.