Thursday, September 08, 2011

Finished Object: Parkhurst Shawl


 
Ravelry Link: Parkhurst Shawl
Pattern: Parkhurst by Tonia Barry
Needles: US 4
Yarn: Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace
Made For: Jessalynn's friend Toni's friend Emily's bridesmaid. 

(Jessalynn is my dear friend of long-standing and my Long Distance Kitchen companion. Toni is her close friend from college  - we've only met once, but we hear about one another from Jess and like one another's facebook status updates as they relate to knitting, making soup, and other kindred activities. I've never met Emily nor her bridesmaid.)
Toni send out a somewhat joking call looking for knitting friends to volunteer to help with this rather-last-minute shawl emergency, and I replied that I currently had "no urgent lace" and would be happy to help out. I'm pretty sure I've earned some good knitting karma: my garments will fit and my yarn will not unravel.

 







Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Salad by Numbers: 7


INSTRUCTIONS:

7. Grate carrots, toast some sunflower seeds, and toss with blueberries, olive oil, lemon juice and plenty of black pepper. Sweet, sour, crunchy, soft.

METHOD/INGREDIENT DETAILS:

Nothing special.

MODIFICATIONS:

None.

WOULD I MAKE IT AGAIN? IF SO, ANYTHING I'D CHANGE?

Yum!  These sweet/savory blends keep being surprisingly good. I think this one would be especially great for kids.


NEXT UP: 50

Monday, September 05, 2011

Finished Object: Bridget Cardigan (AKA Dissertation Sweater #3)


Ravelry Link: Bridget Cardigan
Pattern: Garter Yoke Cardigan by Marissa LaBarre
Needles: US 7
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in "Homemade Jam "
Made For: Bridget W.


I am, indeed, 3 sweaters done with my dissertation! Progress!




This sweater came out beautifully. Bridget is not trying out her zombie pose here, but rather demonstrating how the sleeves are not too short for her long arms. It's great when hand-made things are so easily customizable and I can make things than really fit perfectly.


The buttons have a cool texture but the color so perfectly that they don't stand out too much.


Bridget was very patient letting me get pictures from all sides, and she even gave me a great Mary Poppins pose at the end.

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