Sunday, September 5, 2010

"the" sweater

It's done.  Actually it has been done several times, sorta.  The Louisa Harding "Lauren" sweater is off needles, all ends woven in, pressed/blocked.  Thank the heavenly stars above!

Wes said he believes it is the prettiest thing I have made so far.  That praise got me goofy and gushing "oooh and honey...I made it with my OWN TWO HANDS."  To which, I was rewarded with a grin and a "yeah, you have actually made it several times now."  pffffftttt  He is right though.  The pattern itself is not that difficult, but lemme tell ya, that is some slick and splitty yarn.  Seemed as if everytime I would drop my needles, it would just slither off. 

The completion was not without it's own share of incident.  My left pinky is now also pressed :(

No picture yet...waiting until I get the ribbon to lace through the eyelet edge.  Trust me though, it's a beautiful thing.

Hmmm, so how is my list for the weekend coming so far?  Got the windows and my car washed, finished the aforementioned  sweater, sidetracked by same with regards to the baby sacque (no pressure though!!! the surprise baby shower is only NEXT weekend!!!!!).  That's about it, plus the normal weekend cleaning/straightening chores.  But, for fun, Wes, Chris and I went to the Bargersville Flea Market, out to lunch and then on to Vernon Days today.  No treasures were found that we could not live without...Chris will dispute that idea, but sorry darlin' I'm not buying you a bomb...even if it is disarmed!  (Calm down...military paraphenalia...)  He thought it would be neat to put it in his room as a decoration.  Got "the look" when I told him he did not need it since his room already looked like a bomb had gone off in it. 

Time to give my fingers a rest and read for awhile.  Quick book commentary...Just finished both books by Gil McNeil...The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club and the sequel Needles and Pearls.  Both good stories and easy, light reads.  Have started The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  Pretty good  so far. 

Goodnight world!

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't see the comment box on the WIP Wednesday post for some reason, but wanted to say how much I like your Louisa Harding sweater. I love that lace hem, and with the slanted edge + the ribbon -- gorgeous. I hope you just love wearing it!

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