Monday, July 17, 2006

Knitting, More Knitting, and a Plane

First of all, God bless air conditioners everywhere-they just keep on doing their jobs, keeping people like me who can't seem to tolerate the heat anymore nice and cool so we can knit!

The mostly blue modular sweater is coming along-I took the pinky Ottawa off the collar, made a more dignified narrow shawl collar for it, then edged the fronts on 3 stitch I-cord edging for the button bands, and 5 stitch I-cord edging for the collar. The new skein of Silk Stream I got was not, in fact, in the Mermaid colourway, but in the Woodland colourway. The colours are identical-the proportions are not. So I am using it for edgings and for sleeves. I think it will work.

I have also been working on my Trekking XXL sock- I swear it is like a drug-you just can't get enough of it-watching the colours change. (I know I know- I need to get out more)

And this is the airplane my husband built with his classes, and in which he will (hopefully) be flying to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for a huge home built airplane show. (the show is huge-not necessarily the airplanes) This weekend. To get there for next week.

It's really yellow, don't you think?

(By the way- I spent our anniversary being taught how to edge, tape and paper a surface to be painted, and then proceeded to do same to this airplane. My husband now owes me till the end of time.)


ruby said...

the sweater is nice . and so is the sock. hope the plane gets in the air

Peg said...

My husband was a pilot in the Canadian Air Force for many, many years. He has never had a desire to own his own plane - thank heaven. Love your sweater. I used Silk Stream in the Clapotis I posted on my blog today. I would like to knit a plain coloured sweater with Silk Stream!

Samantha said...

The sweater looks really nice! Holy cow -- your husband built an airplane! Don't tell my hubby or else he'll want to do that too. *lol* Have a great day! :)

Gill said...

Gorgeous sweater, the colours are lovely. Nice anniversary story - 15 years ago I spent my honeymoon watching my husband help a friend change an engine in his car:) and we survived!

Deb said...

Thanks for all the nice comments on my sweater-I have ripped and knit and reknit-but I am happy with it now. Yes, Ruby-the plane DOES fly-so he'll be flying around the house, over and over again, trying to build up the required 25 hours. Gill-loved your story about the engine change-I guess our marriage will survive, too!!!!

margene said...

Cute airplane. Your husband owes you through eternity!!