Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Not a Peanut

First of all, I feel incredibly guilty posting after a peanut post! I mean, new little babies really should come first. Secondly, thank you! Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on Oceania. I am still thrilled and can hardly wait to wear it for the first "official" time. Since I'm sure it will go largely unnoticed at my office, I plan to wear it on Thursday, Knit Salon night.

I also have a confession to make - I can't stop starting things! Not only do I have Dibs on Ribs on the needles, but I started a big, long super-scarf. I also started a baby sweater and am about to start the gauge swatch for Green Gable. I loved it the first time I saw it, but MLE's finished Red Gable, made me run right out and pick up the yarn on Sunday. What a great summer knit! Given that most of my current projects are gifts for others that won't be needed for a few months, I think I'll put Green Gable first and get started so if all things go smoothly I'll be able to wear it a bit this season.

As for Dibs on Ribs - how much fun is Noro? This is my first time knitting with it and I am having a blast!
I stayed up late last night watching the colors progress. Now I need to mess around with some of the yarn so that I can match the colors for semetry between the left and right sides of the sweater. From those I see on line, it seems to really make a differnce between a fun sweater and a really great garment.

Finally, I dragged Jenny to our knitting day in the park last Saturday in an effort to stay cool. Knitzalot, Krys, Jenny and I found a great spot in the shade at Balboa Park and had a really nice afternoon. Jenny even found a really smelly something or other in the grass that she couldn't stop rubbing all over her neck and back.

Needless to say she got a bath when we got home. Crazy dog.

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Sorry I missed the park. I'm hoping I'll catch the end of Knit Salon tomorrow, but it's been a little crazy this week, so we'll see. I'd love to see Orangina.

Amanda Cathleen said...

Love the color changes in your Noro! hehee Your dog is crazy, love the pic : 0

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Once again, evidence of what Mom says sets us apart from dogs... another famous one is the underwear sniffing.

Yeah, nasty, I know.

Nonnahs said...

Glad you're having fun with all your knitty projects! Hopefully we'll get some good knitting time in next weekend.

Debby said...

Hello,

I'm visiting from the Amazing Lace. Your Oceania is just beautiful, and it looks really good on you. Was it difficult to make? The pattern looks so intricate and feminine.

christine said...

That looks like the "worm goo" dance to me............