Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Conic

I have finished knitting the back of my Conic sweater.

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Conic back
I love the way the silk in this yarn catches the light. 

Right now Conic has to be on hold for a little while as I catch up on some sample knitting. But soon I'm looking forward to getting started on the sleeves and enjoying some easy knitting in the round. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bonsai


Over the weekend was the Art and Wine Festival. This means street closures, insane traffic, noise, and the questionable aroma of grilling sausage filling my house for 8 hours a day. Of course it also means booths full of all kinds of stuff. Usually I end up buying a piece of jewelry, but the piece I fell in love with turned out to be way, way out of my price range.

So I brought home this little guy instead.
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Juniper bonsai
He is a little juniper tree. (I picked juniper because I think they can take lots of abuse, and hopefully that will give him a better chance.) I think he looks very nice next to his rock. 

Anybody out there ever tried to grow a bonsai tree? Any tips?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Conic

So just like Color Affection (I'm almost done, I swear!) I'm going along with the crowd on this one. A bunch of us from the Thursday evening knitting group are all knitting along together on Cookie A's new cardigan/bolero design, Conic. Of course if you can't make it to my knitting group, there's also a knitalong thread happening on Ravelry for any of the new Shapes + Form patterns. (Are you going to join us?)

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Conic back progress
The yarn is a wool and silk blend fingering weight from Mistralee Farm Studio - they're from PA, but I can't find a website for them. I'm so happy to be knitting a sweater in a commercially dyed yarn! No alternating skeins! And I love the chocolate brown and I think the silk will give it a nice drape. Even though it's on #3 needles, it's knitting up fast. I'm so excited for new sweaters for fall.

Of course now I have approximately a zillion projects on my needles (including SOOPER SEKRIT stuff as always) so I'm hoping I can create some temporary project monogamy and finish a thing or two - and soon.