Saturday, September 15, 2007

a finished leaf

Yay! So much accomplished, and on a lovely Saturday, too.

1. A trip to the farmers' market in the drizzle resulted in quick shopping because there weren't many people there. And lots of good food.
2. At long last, I took four huge shopping bags of clothes to a friend's church thrift shop. They've been sitting around for way too long. While there, we saw that they also take household items, so the kitchen is going to get a de-stash session too. (There was also a lovely Gap cardigan with really interesting cables. So I got that as well.)
3. I finished the Backyard Leaves scarf! Still needs blocking, but it's really close.
4. Finishing the scarf nearly coincided with the end of the CD of Julia Child's My Life in France. I'm a very big fan of hers, and was very upset when she passed away on my birthday a few years ago.

So, now it's onto the Tilted Duster, from the cover of the recent IK. I heard that it's going to be a knitalong on the Ready, Set, Knit podcast, and then happily discovered that I've got the right yarn in my stash. It's Rowan Magpie Aran that I bought ages ago (see a theme here?), is the right gauge, and I should have plenty of yarn for the sweater. Can I finish it before Rhinebeck? The pressure!

Finally, my traveling sock hasn't gotten any screen time yet. Charade is a great pattern, and I'm enjoying it a lot. Once I'm back on the train twice a day (starting Monday - sob!), it will probably clip along at a much faster rate.


~Kristie said...

How wonderful that you had the yarn in your stash for the Tilted Duster. Don't you just love it when that happens? I wish you luck in finishing it in time for Rhinebeck!

I really like the colorway of your sock and the pattern works perfectly with it.

Brenda said...

Wonderful purple for the Tilted Duster! And the yarn for the Charade sock is beautiful.

Dipsy said...

Wow, you've sure been busy lately! I absolutely adore the Tilted Duster and think the yarn you chose is absolutely perfect for it - I *so* love purple! And the sock looks great too, another beautiful and cheerful colorway! I will definitely have to try out the Charade pattern too, it looks great and fun to knit!