Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunny weekend = FO pictures!

After all the running around last week, I had Friday off, which made for a nice long weekend - and a sunny one at that.

Just what did I do with my beautiful long weekend? Well, I finished things, of course:

I've been calling this Shetland Skies:

Shetland Skies


It reminds me of the sky in a Van Gogh painting.

Isn't it pretty?

Shetland Skies


Pattern: Shetland Triangle
Yarn: Sea Silk
Needles: 3.5mm
State of Happiness: Elated

This is the blasted Victorian Shoulderette that I made intending to give it to my maternal (non-knitting) grandmother:

Blasted Victoria Shoulderette


I cursed my way through every stitch. I just don't find garter stitch lace to be intuitive at all. My hat is off to Sivia Harding for designing the wretched thing. I may have to say a prayer over it or something to ward off all the evil feelings I hold toward it.
Funny thing is that I love how it looks on. Who woulda thunk it?

Blasted Victoria Shoulderette


Pattern: Victorian Shoulderette
Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca somethin' or other (cloud?)
Needles: Only the ones I used to gouge out my eyes.
State of Happiness: Relief. Like the kind you feel after meeting an ex-boyfriend or ex-friend in the mall and being forced to make small talk until you manage to come up with a reasonable excuse and get out of there!

What was Mr. Happy doing while I was running around the house, finishing projects, making him lunch and doing laundry?

He was painting the trim on the SS Yarn Barn:

Andrew painting the trim on the shed



...and he deserved every draw from that bottle of beer.

Pippin was having a grand old time running around our back yard, alternating between coming to me for snuggles and skritchy scratches:

Pippin and Auntie Sessanie



And rough-housing with "Unca Andwew""

Unca Andrew and Pippin



Mr. Happy was kind enough to take my FO photos, and we had a good laugh about this out-take:

What we lookin' at, Auntie Sessanie?


Pippin asks, "What we lookin' at, Auntie Sessanie?"

And this one, that I took. Talk about timing:

Blasted Victorian Shoulderette


Run, Pippin, run!

Pippin says:

Pippin


"I AM NOT AN OUT-TAKE. I AM A CUTIE PIE."


After all that hard work and play, Mr. Happy and I headed over to Halifax to have supper at Chabaa Thai. On our way there, we spotted something funny in the window above Port of Wines:

Hey, what's that in the window?



Can you see it?

Click here to find out what it is.

8 comments:

  1. Nice work!

    I am STILL waffling on whether I want to use my decidedly worsted/dk weight silk handspun for a shetland triangle. Will I actually wear it? Don't know. Should I re-dye it a better green? Maybe.

    Sigh.

    Snorgs to the Pip-meister.

    I don't have *any* ex-boyfriends. Right. I remember when Mr Moe and I were still dating, we ran into a good portion of them in one day. At a rugby tournament. Sigh. I know.

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  2. How cute are you?! I love them both. I think they look amazing on. It takes a very cool girl to be able to rock a shoulderette.

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  3. Love the shoulderette

    Wouldn't have thought that garter lace would be such a big pain, tho. Maybe I should try so that I may commiserate.

    Cute haircut btw.

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  4. What a cute dog Pipin is. Very cuddle worthly.

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  5. I love the shawl.... that is a gorgeous colour!

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  6. There also appears to be something lounging in the window to the left of the puppy. Kitty?

    (P.K.S. wants to know...)

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  7. Love the Shetland Skies and I'm with you on the Shoulderette! Ths shawl I gave my mother earlier this year -- had to have it exorcised first!

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  8. Look how cute you are!

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