Thursday, July 16, 2009

A wedding and a cruise...

I've been making more knitting progress thanks to a little down time in the car driving to my cousin's wedding and at Guptill's cruise. The wedding was at the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, Mass. and it was absolutely beautiful. The wedding took place in the "Secret Garden" and the reception was in this beautiful green house room which was two stories high. Pink and chocolate were the colors and the whole room looked wonderful. Sorry, forgot the camera, but I stole a pic from my aunt's facebook page....

It's kind of tiny but you get the idea.

At the cruise, Paul showed his 1969 Buick GS (sorry, forgot the camera AGAIN. But, boy, were there a lot of people and cars there!).... The cruises are great because we get to have ice cream for dinner and then I sit in my chair and knit. Anyway, on to the progress I made to/from/at these events:

Finished one of my mom's ArtYarns cashmere socks:

AND got started on the second (I'm at the gusset on that one).


I'm SO. CLOSE. to the end of my cardigan, I can taste it!:


Just needs the front bands and buttons. I'm so excited. It will be nice and big and comfy! And have I mentioned how much I love this yarn (I'm pretty sure I have). This is the sweater we are making in the Top Down Sweater class in September, by the way...


Also finished one Bird in Hand Mitten:

The other one won't get started until I teach the class in September so don't hold your breath!


And, I started a new project, the Fiber Trends Shoalwater Shawl, using Happy Feet:


Not much to see yet, but so far the pattern isn't too tough.


Show and Tell:
Ann brought in several recently finished projects...
Her Constant Companion Bag:


Wonderful color combination!


Her Baby Jumper made with Jeannee:


So cute! She even put in snaps on the legs for easy diaper changing.


And, finally, her wonderfully soft cashmere scarf:




Karyn's socks made with , from left to right, Ella Rae Lace Merino, Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors I, and Cascade Heritage:
And she had two beautiful Faroese (sp?) Shawls that I didn't get a chance to take a picture of because it was a little busy... next time!


Joan's adorable baby sweater made with Lamb's Pride Superwash (which I used to carry but don't any longer) and a pattern from the 1970's:

Gorgeous!


Bonny's shawl made from Baby Alpaca DK:
So wonderfully soft. And she's decided to enter it into the Altamont Fair contest!


Stevie's scarf made with Alpaca Lace:
She made the scarf to match the necklace she made. See the little hand next to the shells on the bottom of the scarf? It says "hand made"!


And, finally, Sarah's Branching Out Lace scarf made with Silky Wool, which she made during the class here at the shop:

3 comments:

Joan said...

You may have mentioned the top down sweater once or twice but I honestly forgot what the yarn is??? Some really great finished projects

Liz said...

Oops! The yarn is the Kathmandu Aran. Love. it.

Libby said...

Have been to Tower Hill - it is breathtakingly beautiful. The ice cream at Guptil is yummy, too.