Thursday, July 28, 2011

All but the buttons

I finished the baby sweater for TanMan's niece - I think it is adorable. It needs the perfect buttons, and I forgot to look for some when I was at Joanne's this week.

Isn't that little lace detail on the sleeve so sweet?

This was a quick project, that just needed a few tweaks in the construction. I am making good notes, because I think I will want to make this sweater again!

Also completed is a new coffee cosy for the car. I used some left over Koigu, used it double strand, using my favorite cosy pattern. For some reason, I love making these....maybe because I love Starbucks non-fat Grande Latte with two raw sugars??

TanMan and I took a little road trip today, going along the country roads. I love to see the small towns, big farms and picture perfect rural America, so I am glad he doesn't mind leaving the interstate and taking a cross-country jaunt.
Along the way, we encountered this historical building that had been in the same family for over 100 years. My grandparents had a stone farm house, so I guess that is what I liked about this little building. Wouldn't it make a great studio?

I could almost hear the voices from the past as I got closer. Further up the lawn, there was a teeny tiny cemetery with about 4 tombstones. How wonderful that someone cares enough to keep this little gem.

I am still working on the Bistro Lace Scarf. I have changed the way I connect the flowers a couple of times, but I think I have finally found a method that is easy for me. That makes it go much quicker.

My hands have been aching quite a bit, I am wondering if arthritis might be starting. It is kind of scary, so I can't wait to talk with my doctor about it at my next physical. In the meantime, I am trying to work on different projects each day, using different types and sizes of needles, to give them some relief. And of course, there is my good friend, Ibuprofen 600mg.!

More on the Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles - the needle tips are not as pointy as Knit Picks, but a little more pointed than Addi Turbos.

I've added the Coaster pattern as a free download. If you haven't knit a mitered square before, try this little pattern.


Judi A. said...

I love all the stone houses you can see driving through back-road Mi. They truly are works of art. This one is adorable, and yes, it would make a great studio. Lots of windows for great light. Love your baby sweater and the color. Lorna's Laces yarn is so, so nice. Lucky baby! :-)

Allyson said...

Beautiful sweater! I agree, it needs the perfect buttons. Buttons make such a difference to the finished object!