Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blocking pics

Blogger was cranky this afternoon, but obviously is happier tonight. I didn't pin the lace/ribbing at the bottom so it doesn't look straight - but I think it will be fine. Same with the sleeves below. They look larger because they are on the daybed and the body is on the floor.

I cast on Mr. Greenjeans and already have 4 of the 7 repeats done. It is moving very quickly - maybe I'll have 2 new sweaters for the Indiana trip :-)

I just spoke to Mom and she is planning to spend Christmas with us!! I will fly to wherever she changes planes to meet her and fly her here. She is still pretty darn good for an 87 year old, but I hate to see her negotiating the airports alone (or only with the aid of an airport porter). I felt sad that she spent Christmas alone last year since my brother had to work.

I hope to have more to post soon ~

We Be Blocking

Here we are in the blocking stages (oh my gosh - I am so excited - you can't see me jumping around, can you?)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Blogger can't upload any pictures right now! Rats!

I also started Mr GreenJeans in a charcoal colored Cotton Ease. Sorry, I can't show you that either.

Dratted Blogger. Grrrrrr.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Lallygagging around - not!

Just so you know there has been no lallygagging even though I haven't blogged in a while, I thought I would let you see where the sleeves are:

For some reason, none of these colors are really true. This is Lavold Hempathy in Rose. There is a slight thread of grey running through and the pink is fairly muted.

We have just finished a week of difficult rehearsals and performance with the Richardson Symphony and a concerto performance (Marcello Oboe Concerto in C Minor) on a recital program so my knitting has not been moving as fast as I would like.

Here is a shot so you can get a perspective on how long the sleeves are. The others who have knit this sweater have noted that the sleeves were too long. That is a great head's up and I will try to judge as I get closer to the top. I have been knitting this as a 2 person KAL with Sherri. It has really been fun to encourage each other along and compare notes as we go and also really nice to get to know her.

My goal is to wear this to Indiana when we visit on Nov. 10 for my mother in law's 90th birthday celebration. Will I make it?

The next performance is tomorrow night - Brahms German Requiem. The Dallas Chamber Orchestra is accompanying the Plano Civic Choir in the performance. For a non-professional group of singers, they sound especially grand! It should be a moving evening.

Tomorrow morning is a recording session were I get to play with my dear friend and colleague Silly Ewe aka Sharon. It should be fun. I guess I better get in my studio and make some recording quality reeds for the morning.

Have a great weekend, y'all and leave me a note before you leave :-)