Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Knit Along Progress Report

Hi Friends! Just a quick update on my Tops, Tanks and Tees Knit Along project. This is the last day for the knit along and I didn't quite finish in time. But, I really didn't expect to get as far as I did so I'm happy with my progress. 

For those of you who haven't seen my other posts, I am making Abalone with Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn in Stone and Terracotta. I took this project to work on during our beach trip and worked on it a lot (yay for beach time!). Unfortunately when I got it home it smelled of crab SO BAD. I guess it was a bad idea to cook crab in such a tiny condo! Ha ha! So I had to let it air out for a few days before I could stand working on it again. I'm happy to report that it's now crab sent free.

And here is a picture of what it looks like right now. I have to finish grating the left shoulder seam and then knit the edgings. 

 First time using the Kitchener stitch. It's fun and I love the results. I think I pulled my stitches a tiny bit tight in a few places but I'll practice and get better. 

What have you all being working on?


Happy Thought

Hello lovely butterfly friends!

Yes, that was completely random.

We're all sick at our house today. Pookey.
So we're all staying home today, resting (hopefully) and taking very strong and healthy concoctions.
Such as apple cider vinegar mixed with cayenne pepper and salt and water. It's called Fire Water. Yeah. It's potent stuff.

Isn't this picture from Anthropologie delicious? Oh! I love their wild quilts and comforters! It makes me want to snuggle down under the covers and just think of nothing else.
And what, to my wondering eye did appear? But the very same chair that I have right beside my own bed! (I am so in. Ha ha!) I'm using it for a "temporary" night stand. Because the only furniture I have to my name is a plant stand. My Mother is very gracious and of course lets me use hers since I'm living at home. Oh, what a comfort to live at home! "What else would bring one anywhere?" 
(I think that's from Persuasion...)
It is a very cool plant stand though, that my brother made for me! It was actually supposed to be a night stand, but I didn't want to put it behind my bed cause you couldn't see it back there.
Here it is with the terrarium and orchid I got the same Christmas. Aren't they delightful?
The stand is made from a solid Juniper stump!

 Sorry for the terrible pictures. I'll have to get better ones some time.

Anyway.. enough of my ramblings. 
I hope you are all feeling well this lovely Spring day!