Friday, February 27, 2009

sidetracked...

so, remember those plans i had to start the shrug out of my shine sport? well, some yarn came in that i ordered for the oblique sweater! and it came along with some harmony needles so i just had to try them out! thus began the oblique. and let me tell ya, it's a doozy! not only am i following a pattern very closely, i have 5 different sections going on at the same time that i have to pay attention to! ahhh! this is a recipe for disaster. i've only had to rip back a few times...my yo's were getting a little crazy. but i think it is turning out really nicely, and i really like the yarn. i always think wool of the andes will be alot itchier than it really is. it's pretty soft, and i'm sure it will be very warm.

and the harmony needles...ooooooooh the harmony needles. i love them! not only are they pretty, but they are smooooooooth! i chose sapphire heather after staring at the colors for the better part of an afternoon. i knew i didn't want to do black, but it's so weird, i don't really know what colors i like. i'm not sure how that's possible. if i had to choose a favorite it would be black...but i don't know if that counts. it's the new york in me, i swear! so anywhos, i went with blue, and i think its bright and pretty. here's a peak:



in other news, i got a surprise present from my bf! i showed him some things i liked on etsy awhile ago and he remembered and bought me a ring. i love it! its made with real butterfly wings (that died of natural causes!!!)...and you know i love big jewelry, so i'm in love...



and don't mind me! i always look like i just woke up! :)

happy friday. <3

4 comments:

susannahbean said...

That's a lot of progress for having just started! It looks pretty! And that ring is GORGEOUS!!!! Would you mind if I asked which shop it was in? Is it fragile? <3

Nutty Knitter said...

What progress you've made since seeing you Wed. Please, please, please, please, please wear your ring on Wed. I want to see it in person. I'm betting it's beautiful!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

sweet ring--is that from the french guy who makes things with butterflies? I have seen his site--sooooo neat!

luneray said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned your tendency toward black.

I realized the other day that I have seven long sleeved knit shirts that I wear constantly. I remember starting to buy black shirts after I began wearing my handknit socks all the time and I didn't want to worry if everything matched (yes, the color of the socks dictated the rest of my "outfit"). But I'm an engineer out on the left coast of the US, so no one expects me to dress in anything other than jeans. :D (Dude, if I had a job where I'd actually have to spend money on a work wardrobe? I'd be seriously upset.)