Monday, August 17, 2009

Hair of the Dog, and the Writing has been a real DOG!

Oh Good Lord! I haven't finished that writing project yet- I have worked almost everyday ALL day-but I am getting close. And now, next week, I have to go into my classroom to get ready for school! Where did the summer go?

I haven't even really been doing much knitting. The few things I have worked on aren't really worth talking about, or taking pictures. However, I HAVE been knitting on a plain sweater, knit out of beautiful yarn. The yarn is the heavy worsted from Impulse of Delight (you can go here and see what she has That Ruth is quite amazing- she takes photos of things she loves, and then manipulates them on the computer to get the pure colour out of them. I saw she had taken some pics of her beloved Irish Wolfhound (whom they lost, sadly, quite recently). She called the yarn colour "Guinevere", after the dog, of course. I just fell in love with the colour- a rich variety of greys, bordering on a taupe a "greige" as they call it-right down to a near charcoal. The sweater is a simple cardigan-seed stitch borders, and one button (I actually have a lovely antique mother-of-pearl carved button that will be quite nice). Sorry about the blurry picture- but it was the only one that came close to capturing the colours in the yarn!
What I wanted to do was line each front edge with a piece of brocade ribbon or braid- but do you think I could find any locally????? If anyone has a Canadian source for wide brocade braid or ribbon- leave me a message!
Anyhow-I am so close to the end of the writing I can almost TASTE it-so off I go while it is quiet in here-


Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is beautiful yarn!

Bea said...

Hope the writing finishes quickly! Its going to be a lovely sweater. I saw about that yarn too. So pretty.

Diane said...

Hope you're done with the writing! The sweater looks really nice. Ribbons tough to find around here, too. How wide were you looking for?

Anonymous said...


Queens Street W near Romni - if it is still around