Friday, July 17, 2009

A Fun Filled Week

I can't believe how quickly this week went by. I started out on Sunday, meeting with my knitting group and teaching a refresher course on the basics of knitting. I purchased some beautiful yarn from a fab sale at one of my LYS and went back a second time with my friend, Sarah, to help her pick out a fabulous silk/cotton yarn for her first knitted garment project. The yarn is gorgeous. For most of the week, I took pictures for our VBS (Vacation Bible School) at my church. The kids are fantastic and a few will even ham it up and strike a pose for me.

My DH is a wonderful hubby. To celebrate my day, He took me to a wonderful Italian restaurant in Old Town. We had a quiet evening and enjoyed our conversation with a wonderful Italian meal.

Normally, we see two movies a year at the theater. Today, we're planning on heading to the movie theater to catch the 10am showing of HP. Yes, I did say "10am". I don't think we've ever gone to see a movie in the morning. This should be fun.

On the knitting front, I still have 3 projects going at the same time. It's been hard knitting 3 at a time and they all happen to be the back sections which seems to take forever. In the next day or two, I plan on knitting one project at a time so I can feel like I'm completing a garment much faster.

The back piece of Sage is now completed. Hoping to cast on the front left section today.

Cabled Lace Vest back. Note: the stitch markers at the side marking the start of the armhole area

Close up of the stitch patterns

Violet is moving right along. I have a few more inches to knit before I start the BOs for the armholes.

Lace Panel Cardi back piece

In order to move along with Sage and Violet, Charcoal (cabled v-neck top) will be put aside for now. I will more than likely take it with me on my travels in August. It will make a nice Fall garment.

For a quick knit, I will be casting on a Shoulder Shawl that I saw at one of my LYS. I've done some test samples with different yarns. We'll see what I come up with.

I have to share another yarn purchase I made that was 40% off. This Tilli Tomas silk yarn is absolutely gorgeous and couldn't be passed up. DH was happy that I made some special yarn purchases for myself. Saved him the trouble of trying to figure out what to get me.

Disco Lights in Parchment color by Tilli Tomas

Happy Knitting!


Rachel said...

Your knitting looks awesome!!! How long have you been knitting? I have only been knitting 6 months so I am trying to figure out how long it will take me to get as skilled as you are. :)

2BSewing: said...

Hi Rachael...Thank you for the complements. I've been knitting for over a year now (off and on). I started knitting garments about 6 months ago. I've been knitting non-stop and selecting patterns that progress my skills a little further. Unfortunately, my sewing has suffered a bit. At least I'm creating "something" that I can wear.

Don't worry too much about being skilled, before you know it you will be knitting along with me. ;)

Rachel said...

Thanks. I am afraid my sewing is going to have to suffer if I knit as much as I want to.

Trina said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading - sounds like you had a nice night out with your hubby - Italian food is my favourite!! I always tend to order the same thing though...
I love the stitch pattern on your Sage project! Looking forward to the shoulder shawl :)