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Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing!"

March 27, 2011

Wrap It Up

BGITWWW's Ballet Cardi

#109 Girl's Ballet Cardigan
From Diane Soucy's Knitting Pure and Simple Patterns
Yarn:  Blue Skys Dyed Cotton, 3 Skeins in Rasberry

This wrap sweater is knit from the top down.  Instructions are written well and easy to understand.  I knit a few extra rows of rib at the sleeves for spurt growth.

I do not do well with adding stitches at the underarm and knitting in the round with 3 needles. I must do more.  The yarn feels great but it pills fast and furious. I want to use it again but I wont. I just don’t like that pilling! The color is much darker than what I saw on the monitor too. I used 2.5 skeins.

Daughter who knits said I did a fine job. BGITWWW wore it to school and received many compliments. I am sure she said “Thank you, my NANee knit this for me…”

This knit up quickly and I will probably knit another one for Fall. 

I cannot say enough about the button! I asked BGITWWW if she would like a new button or an old one from an antique shop. She asked for an old button with glitterrrrr.   

I went to Quechee Timber Village antique shop in Quechee, Vt.   Guess what I found! 3 Bakelite buttons the right size with -no kidding- glitter! Normally I would not consider a black button but I had searched through 16 dusty boxes of vintage buttons and these were the only ones with sparkle.   The inside button is a contemporary smooth one.  The other two Bakelite buttons are in the BGITWWW's button jar.

BGITWWW would have no other! What sparkle! What Shine!
                                    What luck!                                   

...Happy Trails...

March 2, 2011

She lost her mittens and she began to cry...

So.  I've lost track of the snow storms but the plow man's bill will remind me of most.  Not all because I have done my own fair amount of shoveling.  Between Friday and Saturday we got about 19" of snow. February went out with an ice storm.  

The first day of March was blue sky and out I went to clean up the mess at the top of the drive.  As I shoveled I just happened to catch a glimpse of something turquoise blue in a chunk of dirty ice and snow.   I knew immediately what it was!  One of my Rock Lobster mittens.  One.  I didn't even know I had lost them because I wear them to special occassions only. 

I had to leave and was just sick about it.  How could I tell my daughter who knit them?  I was optimistic that the other mitten was buried  in close proximity of the first one and I would find it.  I prayed the plow man would not stop by to remove the ice storm mess while I was away.  He did.  
March 2nd, another fine day.  I went back up to the top of the drive with shovel and camera.  42 minutes later what did I spy with my blue eyes?  The mate! 

Click on photo and look in the lower left area near the 2nd chunk of snow... 

Save me!

Get me outta here!

Ahhh!  Love The Cashmere Only wash!

...Happy Trails...