Wednesday, February 22, 2006

In Progress

I should be showing you the beginnings of my 6 squares for a special surprise bl... oh I better stop I dunnno if she reads this or not - probably not but just to be on the safe side.

Instead I present my latest obsession -

only on the needle for a sum total of two tram rides and already I want to spend every possible second knitting it. The feel of the soft 4 ply baby wool and soft needles is really nice. I even contemplated knitting while on a teleconference today (hell I can multi task with the best of them) but I was in an office with floor to ceiling glass windows and thought better of it lest the CEO walk past and cathc me in the act.

I am also obssessed with slippers at the moment (oh and stripes - I heart stripes)


I got a surprise call from a friend of mine who was very excited to announce the arrival of her new Amy Butler fabric tonight. I talked about how mine is a kind of work in progress - I have plenty of works planned but I am too scared to cut the prettiness.


And Kristie, while I think of it (this one is no longer a work in progress) this is the pattern I used to make my skirt a couple of weeks ago. I used red and white gingham and I am pleased to say it looked far less sporty and a bit longer than the pattern suggests. It was very quick and easy and I have had a bunch of nice comments about it.

6 comments:

Kristie said...

Hey, thanks SadieandLance! you're right, the pattern does look sporty and short, but I trust your word! The fabric i have is 'tea garden Chelsea Rose' - www.fredtheneedle.com/detail.aspx?ID=704
Still lovin it!

Bianca said...

Hmm so your fabric must be different to the ones I have?? Yes, yes ignore the sporty skirt - looks great in cotton just add some extra length when you cut the fabric out.

Kristen said...

I really love the stripey slippers you are knitting. There's nothing better when your house is full of floorboards.

BIanca said...

Thanks! These ones are for Mum. I am loving stripes at the moment.

Amy said...

Yes, I recently added to my Amy Butler stash and am also paralyzed by their prettiness. I think I may add "fabric collector" to my list of hobbies and leave it at that!

Kristie said...

Heya Bee,
Finally managed to get to Spotlight last night and buy the pattern. Will let you know how it goes! Hopefully I'll have something done by your b'day!Presuming I can figure out how to use a pattern and I don't just give up and make it up as I go...