Saturday, March 30, 2013

Frenzied Desire

A row here, a row there, and I managed to finish my latest shawl during a harrowing 11 day stretch at work. The pattern is Asa Tricosa's Semele, done in Dye For Wool's Fingering merino/silk in the Hot Desire colorway.






This shawl starts out a bit fiddly, as you work the first seveal leaves. Once you get to the body of the shawl, the pattern becomes more readable and I really enjoyed knitting this.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hiatus

I'm on hiatus from blogging. Work has taken over my life for the time being. I'm at the office for the seventh day in a row ... and will come close to billing 80 hours this week. This is what happens when I take a vacation.

Hopefully I'll get more time this week to knit and will be able to photograph an FO next weekend. In the meantime, I'm consoling myself with some images from our trip.  I found San Antonio to be particularly photogenic.















Sunday, March 17, 2013

SXSW

We had an exciting week in Texas Hill Country last week. We spent time with old friends, made some new ones, visited the Alamo, and went to the rodeo.  The key to the whole week, however, was Glenn's gig on Saturday night at the Elephant Room in downtown Austin as part of the SXSW music festival.  He had some local musicians fill out his group. They filled him in on the local scene, so we were able to get away from the circus downtown and experience the real Austin.


I've separated my photos into three albums: Austin, the rodeo, and San Antonio.  San Antonio is a beautiful city and I really like the shots I got there. South Austin had a lot of character and I would love to spend some more time walking around there with my camera.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Lexington Line

My latest cardigan is Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio.  I used Sliver Moon Farm's worsted BFL in the moss coloway.







It's an interesting construction: knit from the bottom up, with a three-needle bindoff on the shoulders; some additional knitting of the color, which needs to be kitchnered, then seamed; and the picking up and working the sleeve caps as short rows.  It did not look like much while I was knitting it, but I kept on, promising myself better things post blocking. I was rewarded.  I am not thrilled with my technique on the short rows, and I do not like the reverse stockinette hem, but overall I am happy with it and it is very wearable.

Monkey River and Other Adventures

Just a quick layout and a card from the scraps:



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dragon Flies to the Hill Country

Just a quick shawl, knit as a gift using The Uncommon Thead Posh Fingering in Cobble. The pattern is Dragonfly Wings by Boo Knits.