Monday, November 24, 2008

elegance and opulence

The Opulent Raglan, c'est fini!


Pattern: Opulent Raglan by Wendy Bernard, from the fall 2008 Knitscene
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather in green, 5.5 skeins, on size 5 & 6 needles
Notes: Followed the pattern pretty much exactly, other than adding a couple of extra rows to the neckline


A close up of the pretty, pretty cable:


And of the sleeve:


I'm so glad to have it done; I didn't want an unfinished sweater waiting for me when I got back from trip. Speaking of which, must get back to packing/preparing/looking things up/clearing the mountain of post-its from my desk...

Friday, November 21, 2008

a hodgepodge

1. At work the other day one of my co-workers came across something random in the collection she's working on. It's a ticket, which I'm guessing is from London Public Transport in the early 20th century.


What's so interesting about that, you might ask? Well, on the back of the ticket is an advertisement for a yarn shop!


The picture's crappy since I took it with my cell phone but it says "Annette Ltd. Specialist Wool Shops, Wools in a Variety to Amaze and Delight You." I just thought it was kind of cool.

2. You may have seen the forum thread about this over on Ravelry, but LIFE Magazine teamed up with Google to create a digital image archive. The pictures are a lot of fun to look through, and there are even five pages of knitting-related photos. This is one of my favorites. And I'm very amused by this one.

3. And I'll let mini-David Tennant make the big announcement of the week:


I'm heading to London next week for a friend's wedding, and I had tried desperately to get a ticket to see David Tennant in Hamlet (which opens in London while I'm there) when they first went on sale but had had no luck. But thanks to the niceness of someone on the internet, I'm going to get to go see it! I'm so excited. I love Shakespeare, I love David Tennant, I love London. This is going to be a fabulous trip.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

playing catch up

I've been meaning and meaning to update, but things have been a little crazy around here. I was home for a week or so and then have been running myself ragged since then. But I can share a few pictures, at least!

One of the reasons I was home was to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of two of my oldest friends (I've known the groom since I was six years old, and the bride since I was twelve). And I wore the shrug that I had knit to go over my bridesmaid dress. Here is one of the less bad pictures of me (blast not being photogenic!):


And a couple of poodle pictures from while I was home, while I'm at it...

The poodle with his very long legs:


And camoflauged in the woods:


(the bandage on his leg is from blood tests at the vet earlier that day)

I've got a couple of other things to share, but I'll save them for another post. Anne of Avonlea is on PBS right now, so I'm going to go curl up with my knitting and my first love, Gilbert Blythe, for awhile.