Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to where I was...

...before my swim in the frog pond.

Miss Honeychurch - 2nd time around

Here's the first version:

There's not a whole lot of difference, but I'm happy with my 2nd attempt. I'm going to add about 2 more inches to the length and then complete the sleeves.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here we go again

Frogged Miss Honeychurch last night and re-cast on. I'm about 20 rounds in.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Goodbye, Honey

I have decided to frog & start over. I LOVE the drape of the hemp fabric so I want my Miss Honeychurch to have a little more drape when worn. Right now, there is too much negative ease so I am going to go up a size and hopefully gain some more drape. My gauge swatch turned out to be a whole lot looser than my actual knitting (I didn't intend to have any negative ease) so to the frog pond I go...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Honey Bunches of Crunch!!!

Ahhh - Miss Honeychurch.....

This is from the Summer 2009 issue of Knitty. I was inspired to knit this from Chrissy from the Manic Purl podcast. I am using Allhemp6 in the Sprout colorway. I really love using this yarn - the texture, the feel, the spongie-ness. I've heard some people say that this yarn hurts their hands as they knit with this, but I have not had a problem. My biggest issue with this yarn is that so far, all of my skeins have had a knot in them. In addition, one skein had about 2 feet of a broken ply. For the price, I would think the yarn would have a little better quality control.

frayed ply

Monterey the Beautiful

We were in Monterey this past weekend for a family wedding and I was able to wear my Fiery Bolero. It was perfect for the cool evening wedding.

A seagull outside the Duck Club Grill at the Monterey Plaza Hotel (picture taken from inside through the window - not bad!!)

"Flora & Fauna": Monterey, along 17 Mile Drive

The gorgeous but grey Monterey, along 17 Mile Drive

The infamous LONE CYPRESS (over 250 years old): Monterey, along 17 Mile Drive

Monterey, along 17 Mile Drive

Tuesday, August 04, 2009