A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

May 1, 2004

Picture Day

I had a lovely day sitting in the park for another picknit with the Purlygirls. We sat under a tree and knit and talked. Even with an attacking horde of tent caterpillars it was a great way to spend the day. I spent the rest of the day preparing for my knitters' tea party. I've invited all the knitters from the three (!) knitting groups I'm in to come to my house tomorrow afternoon to sip tea and knit. I spent the afternoon baking cookies, making truffles, cooking lemon curd and preparing the sandwich ingredients. I just need to get this place cleaned up tomorrow, bake scones and make the sandwiches. I think about thirty to forty people will be coming.

I got out the camera to take a picture of Lola from Debbie Bliss's Cotton Angora book. I'm making this one in Cotton-Ease which knits up very nicely.

The sweater is knit in one piece. This strange blob-shaped thing is the back and backs of the sleeves. The right sleeve is on a holder which is why it looks so bunched up and the left side is being worked on a wiggly circular needle.

Then there's Lottie/Hottie.

She just needs to be seamed. I am planning on waiting to do the finishing on Lottie/Hottie and my Shapely Tank until I've taken my finishing class in three weeks. Can I wait that long? We'll see. I feel guilty every time I see my Shapely waiting to be finished.

And while the camera was out I also got a shot of my GE Cardi. It finally looks like something. Although it's pinned up so crookedly on this board, it's not even funny.

I'll try to remember to take some pictures at the party tomorrow.