First off I'd like to say thank you to everyone for their lovely comments on my Not-Your-Traditional-Log-Cabin Pillow pattern both here on the blog and over at Sew, Mama, Sew (and on the Introducing ~ Kaye post too)! In case some of you missed it, here is the picture of me from the post...
This picture was taken by my lovely friend Jennifer while we were in Minneapolis attending Quilt Market this past May - doesn't this stack of Heather Ross' Far Far Away II (which I bought at sample spree) look just dreamy?! If you look really close you can see the copy of The Blue Castle by my beloved Lucy Maud Montgomery that I gave Jennifer resting on the bedside table.
We still have a little doggy here running about so not much sewing has been accomplished, but there has been some knitting! Not only do I take my knitting to classes with me (because I can't do one thing at a time or my mind wanders), but it has proven to be the perfect craft to do during this time when I can't really cut fabric or run a sewing machine without Java getting all curious and up in my business.
I knit this Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret last week and it was my first cable project (other than just practising with cheap yarn). I still need to get Alex to take a picture of me wearing it so that you can see how the cabled "star" pattern appears at the crown when the beret is slouched on the head. I didn't block this one because I noticed from some other Ravelers completed berets that it slouched quite a bit more than I would like when blocked, and I was already fine with the way it looked on me.
Here's an in-progress shot of the Cascade cardigan that I'm almost done now. A few of my girlfriends are pregnant right now and this little cardigan is for one of the soon-to-be-babes (can't say which one right now because I know that all the mummys read my blog) - I just love the leaf pattern on the left-hand placket! Since this picture was taken I have finished knitting the right button band and the neck - which follow the same broken rib pattern as the lower band - but was foiled today when I went to buy the correct size DPNs for the arms since today is a holiday in Ontario and the store was closed - boo! Once I do get the right ones though the sleeves should be done in no time and then it will be off to its new home!
Be sure to come back on Wednesday when I will reveal the last of the patterns for this month and tell you where to find it! Phew, three patterns/tutorials in one month has just about done me in but I really hope that you guys are enjoying them and have felt inspired to make something yourself. Don't forget that if you've made anything from any of my patterns or tutorials to send me a picture and I'll feature it here on the blog!
You guys rock - seriously!!! - I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that your week continues to be full of inspiration, creativity, and love!