Alrighty then.. lets get the knitting content out of the way shall we? I have been a busy little beaver this month. Truly Canadian. First lets go in order yes? You have seen this, but it looks ever so much better on the busty gal at work..
She has nothing on me I know, but still beggars and choosers. I wore this a whole lot on the Island as the weather had was pretty sketchy at the end. Rainy and damp, perfect sweater weather! We had a couple hot ones at the beginning, but not so much at the end. Which was ok as we came back to super hot, gross sweatyness. Like now. +33 ish. Yuck. Oh well.. in a few months I'll be bitching about the cold. /shrug.
This is out of the Reynolds Mandalay 100% Silk, it took a mere 5 skeins, and knit up in less than a week. I think it will be lovely (and WHOOPS! I forgot to steam block it!) over a little sundress (that I have yet to find, but that's just another reason to go shopping right?) in the evening. I learned the applied Icord from the ever fabulous Dana, and think its a new fave for sure. Its a lovely finished edge, and make everything look so Jackie O. Very sweet.
See what I mean? Nift-o-rama! I did the increases on the wrong side and like the way they came out too. Lots of texture.
Now for another foray into lace-ish knitting for me. This is SPECTACULAR if I do say so myself. The yarn, the pattern, the WOW factor is high for me you see. The first two photos are unblocked, and I thought they were pretty nice until...
I GET IT NOW!! OMGWTFBBQ! Holy crisp gorgeousness! This is sosososososososo pretty! And makes me want to knit more lace. I think the darkside is calling. It was the pattern on the seasilk too if anyone was wondering. Easy and fun to knit, and weighed nothing on my lap even in the most sticky situations. MOAR PLEASE!
So as far as Island yarn goes: I went I saw I came away with some. but not a whole lot. I picked up some Koigu for (again) the lovely Dana who made sure my house didn't burn down/get infested with zombies and pick up my mail. And some of this:
It is on its way to becoming an off the shoulder top down (maybe sleeveless/cap sleeved) top. Its a woven ribbon, and is nothing like anything I've worked with before. I'm digging it. Its nice and light and makes a pretty fabric as I click along.
The vacation was well deserved by all and was enjoyed immensely. I can't find the snaps on the puter yet (CHRIS WHERE DID YOU HIDE THEM!?) but will post some fun when I do. The wee dogga had a fantastic time, and travelled very thankyouverymuch, and was the belle of the ball. Chris' Grandma in particular was quite taken with the "darling little doggie" she affectionately called him. He was doted on and really loved the whole house having carpet. :)
Now its back to real life...
when will I win that lotto dammit?