Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catching up

Some photos of my finished February Lady Sweater, which I finished for the 2008 Ravelympics, posted about briefly here.

February Lady Sweater
I'm not the best lace knitter, but this 4 row repeat was manageable, and even a bit forgiving for some occasional missed YOs.

February Lady Sweater
The buttons I bought a few years ago from M&J, which I bought to replace some buttons on a purple fun-fur winter coat that for some reason I used to think was cool. I donated the coat but kept the buttons, cuz let me tell you, those things were PRICEY.
February Lady Sweater
I have to say, I think this sweater can do no wrong. It's flattering on everyone and easy to dress up or down. Custom fitting? Totally not necessary with this one. I'm thinking it might be nice to have another of the same in black or grey.

Pattern: February Lady Sweater (adapted from Elizabeth Zimmerman by Flint Knits)
Yarn: Misti International Pima Cotton/Silk in Dark Burgundy (4 skeins)
Started: 8/8/08
Finished: 8/23/08

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

happy new years!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've had a nice transition into 2009. Mine has been uneventful, but that's just the way I like it. 

It's hard to believe I haven't posted since the middle of October. I've been getting set up here in North Carolina for awhile, but allowed myself a little vacation from blogging. Plus in setting everything up, I haven't really done much on the craft front up until now.

I'm loving being back in my home state, and I've been away long enough that a lot of things are new to me again. So much has grown and developed, and my tastes have changed, so that leaves a lot to explore. And setting up an apartment that is ALL MINE has been a treat. Plus there's more apartment for the money, so it's a nice change from living in nyc.

For example, the view from my bedroom in Brooklyn (it's an air shaft):
View from my Brooklyn bedroom

And the view from my new bedroom (those are ducks in the water):
View from my NC bedroom

Much nicer, you say? Darn right it is. Needless to say, I think this has been a good move. I'm getting used to working from home and trying to figure out ways to get myself out of the house and meeting people and staying active.

Lot's to come in '09. Stay tuned!