Monday, October 12, 2009

The leftovers

Believe it or not, I actually had a photo session today. I took pictures of 2 recent FOs, the 3 skeins of yarn I wound into cakes for upcoming projects, the kids... Massive eye candy, something this blog is in serious lack of, in my opinion. And then, once the kids were in bed and I staggered to the computer, I hit Delete rather than Page Down when looking at what I'd taken and sent my lovely pictures to that great photo album in the sky.

Then I ate a slice of Chocolate chunk pumpkin bread (for you, Kerry!), which made me feel a little bit better.

The good news is that I realized my mistake in time to salvage 2 pictures, which while they aren't the greatest FO shots (you can't really see the knitting all that much), are pretty cute nonetheless, and show off Émilie's growing talents as a knitwear model.

A few weeks ago now I knit Émilie a Tretta hat out of Cascade 220, and used the leftovers to make her some no-brainer quick mittens. I know, they're cream-coloured. Also, may I draw your attention to how I said Cascade 220, not Cascade 220 Superwash? Yeah, I know, I'm an idiot. Live and learn, right? Say it with me! Sooooooooo-peeeeeeeeeer-waaaaaaaaaaaash. *Sigh*

The good news is that she loves them (as you can see). But don't take that to mean that she's satisfied. Oh no, she's already put in a request for a pink had and mitten set. And a purple one. Yup, I'll get right on that.

Oooh! Hot off the presses: I just finished my Garter Yoke Cardi! Ends woven in and everything, all I need to do is sew on the buttons. When I told Phil I couldn't really finish it tonight because I didn't have enough buttons, he stopped for a moment and said "Really. You DON'T have enough buttons".

Then I remembered I'm still holding my mom's vintage buttons bucket hostage, not to mention the huge container a seamstress friend of my grandmothers' sent over about a month ago. I know what I'm doing tomorrow night! heh.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sereknitty said...

Oooo, thanks for the recipe! That looks so yummy :) Please tell me you used canned pumpkin ...? Now I just have to recreate it gluten-free. Very cute hat and mittens --nice work! I'm loving the 'handwash' cycle on my new washer -- just did all my cashmere sweaters with nary a felted one, or even a pill -- fab!

Caroline said...

I'm envious of your knitting speed!

And of that pumpkin bread too. I'll be making that for sure.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great recipe - thanks!

Wow, you've been pumping out knitting projects! How on earth do you have time?


HOPE to see you Friday morning!

Alrischa said...

Love the tretta hat; it's very cute (and well-modeled Ü). I've saved the recipe and I'm going to try one of those soon!

Ali P said...

You are a knit volume goddess. You put me so to shame with your finishing powers!
i want a cardi too! I have the Meringue Yoke cardi lined up as my next ME project. Those projects never seem to get finished because of family knittings...sigh. Merigue Yoke cardi and a Corona pullover. Those are what I want.

Anonymous said...

Emilie is adorable! Now just make sure she doesn't wear the hat in the rain while making you agitated, and you'll be fine! :)

p.s. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm now I'm hungry.