Monday, June 22, 2009

Medallion done - cherries!

Summer is a comin'
I'm finished with the center medallion of the Botanica Medallion Cardigan. The color is neutral, but this picture is too blah. I'll try to have better contrast next time. This was taken as I was giving a light blocking, so I can knit the border the right size. If you're knitting this, you might notice that I did the wrong kind of double decrease in the outer, non-leaf area of the medallion. I was knitting in the car, and Vogue no longer prints abbreviations in the magazine. So I gave it a shot, and kept it consistent. I'm claiming mine is different -- not wrong.
Summer is a comin'
As for the cherries, they're here because they're here -- technically the second bowl of the season, as the first batch went to the family my daughter is staying with while dancing out of town. But these are the first Rainier cherries to come home with me from the farmer's market. My favorite, and so beautiful.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Touching the world

with rose colored gloves. Will that be like looking at the world through rose-colored glasses? I guess I'll find out next winter.
Garter stitch gloves
They are Custom-Fit, Sideways-knit Garter Stitch Gloves by Joan Goldstein. This is the fourth pair of these gloves I've made, so I'll let you learn about the pattern here in a previous post.
Garter stitch gloves
These are made of Artyarns Ultramerino 4 in colorway 112, mauve roses. I had planned to photograph them with the roses growing in my garden, but as I watered my pots and window boxes this morning, I decided to use these moss roses instead. They're variegated like the gloves are. Still not sure about this color, but they're growing on me.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

In the meantime

You might be interested in this essay about knitting metaphors in poetry.

Life is a little like this right now,
. . . but school will be out soon.