Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Stuff

Of course I am still knitting! I have a new daily regime. First I paint, then I knit, while I watch a movie or mini-series on Netflix. I must recommend Bleak House (Charles Dickens) Bleak House (2005)and To The Ends of the Earth (William Golding).
To the Ends of the Earth
Hours of yummy historical costume drama. I say, if I can't go to England, I can watch it on my laptop.
After a fun time with my knitting pals I went to see my sister Brooke and look what she made for me. Pink Chalcedony and sterling silver. Swoon! I just happened to be wearing a pink ensemble and when she saw me she said "Perfect!" Then I discovered she meant that the earrings would match my outfit. ha!

Not only does Brooke have an Etsy shoppe, but a boutique in Chattanooga is also carrying her jewelry.
 I also went to Joann's because they were having a sale on canvases... woowoo! I have enough to keep me busy for a while now.

Back to knitting. I got out the tripod for Dave...and neglected to comb my hair. What a dunce. Anyway, I vowed I would begin knitting in grays to coordinate with my continuing gray hair. This placket pullover is made from Nashua Isabella, 60% wool, 30% silk, 10% viscose, size 8 needles. Totally non-itchy.
I used that Easy Way template that we did in the Knitalong. I added a bit of shaping at the hip/waist and inserted a placket, since I liked that feature in the Driftwood sweater from last week. The stitches are double moss, and garter. It was a really fast and mindless knit, but it resulted in a sweater that I will wear a lot as soon as it cools down.

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  1. I do not knit, but your sweaters are first rate. I own Bleak House and have watched it more times than I can remember. Will check out the ends of the Earth on Netflix. Thanks

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  3. Fabulous earrings! Where in Chatt is the shop selling Brooke's jewelry? And I love the collar on this knit; may need to add one to the Driftwood I'm working on. Love those faux set-in sleeves. Thanks for telling us about that pattern.

  4. Thanks for your tv show reviews. I am loving Foyles War, and now I will add these two to my watch list! And I think I just might have an entire day of knitting and hand-quilting!

  5. Love this sweater! I use to knit myself a sweater every year when I was a kid in 4-H, but now I don't know if I could. I still knit baby blankets, but that's about it. You amaze me with your knitting - Oh, just add a collar - I would not have the slightest idea how to add that collar.

  6. Gorgeous!!! I love the stitches in this one. And the model ... oooo what a hottie!! :) (You look FABULOUS, mel!!)

  7. I love for you to tell us what movies you've watched--I add them to my Netflix queue. Great old British stuff. I watched The Age of Innocence tonight (1890s New York society) with Daniel Day-Lewis.

  8. I'm just catching up after weeks away from my blog reading. I LOVE this sweater!! The style, the color (or absence of). I enjoy everything you make, Mel, but this one, to me, is most wearable and quite flattering in every way. You've truly become a master knitter!


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