Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

At my goal

I reached my goal on July 7, but didn't think about posting. So better late than never :-)

I have also been going to Power Barre classes - a combination of ballet barre, cardio, and Pilates. It is physically demanding, but I feel great!



Jan 30, 2011 Before






Aug 31, 2011 After - 18 lbs. less


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

FO Lacy Tank

The lacy tank. Great little knit, hate the yarn. I wore this for about 2 hours before I had to take it off - it had stretched beyond wear. Grrrr!







Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WIPs

Currently there are 2 WIPS - the Fiori di Sole




and Lacy Summer Tank




I spent an amazing week at Wildacres Retreat with dear friends attending the John Mack Oboe Camp. If you remember, Mr. Mack was my teacher, mentor and friend who passed away in 2006. It was only this year that I could find it in my heart to return. The camp is now taught by prominent students of Mr. Mack's. It was a bittersweet week, some great times and some disappointments. I'm not sure I will go back again but haven't ruled it out.




Monday, June 06, 2011

Lucky Girl




25 years ago, I married my best friend.






Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FO: Light as Air

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig is such a fun little wear. Not so fun to knit - miles of stockinette with tiny yarn, but a great design. I love versatility of this little cardi!



Some knitters have done some shaping - maybe I will on the next one.

Details: Yarn is Silky Alpaca Lace and I knit it on KP #4 for the body and sleeves, #3 for the ribbing.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look :-) Happy knitting to you ~


Friday, April 15, 2011

Progress

Jan 30 - I was sick and tired of feeling big and frumpy so I joined Weight Watchers Online. Here is the beginning of the journey:



Ap 11 -


So this is 11 lbs. later. I am happy with the progress but have more to go :-)



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FO: Sunrise Circle Jacket

I started this intriguing project in December, using the yarn I reclaimed from a frogged project.
The yarn is KnitPicks City Tweed HV and the needles were #4 Options (yes, I knit loosely). I LOVE this jacket and wish it was going to be colder here a bit longer so I could wear it more this season. But it will be ready for next winter :-)









The next project (I already started) is Hannah Fettig's Featherweight Cardigan.
And am using Silky Alpaca Lace in the very colors you see!
Happy knitting, my friends -

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FO: Falling Water

I have loved this pattern since I first saw it. But as I didn't realize until I started that is is virtually the same as River Rapids Socks (see August 7 blog entry)! And silly me, I knit both in purple.



I used #5 Options for a nice airy lace. The yarn is Linie Supersocke Silk. It became very fuzzy as I knit although it felt nice. The fabric drapes nicely but when I soaked it in Eucalan, it ran like mad!! The deep purple faded quite a bit. I won't use this yarn again. Too bad because it feels very nice.




Til next time - Happy knitting!