Sunday, September 23, 2007

Revealing

Mr. Strange and I were sitting in a bar last night catching up on the past couple of days when this sweater walked in. Instantly, my focus shifted as I tried to absorb every detail. Raglan sleeves, waffle rib bodice, stockinette on the lower body, tiny rib on the cap sleeves, 3 large buttons to close the bodice, oversized ribbed collar. It was all I could do to keep myself from walking over to her to get a closer look. Would the wearer think I was weird if I asked her where she got it and if I could touch it, maybe take some measurements and make some sketches? Yeah, I'm sure she would have. Instead I cast furtive glances her way at every opportunity, wondering if a sport weight wool and cotton blend would be the best choice...

Ahh. But I digress. You want pictures? I give you pictures!!

Fifi!
Ginger!



The V-neck cardigan!

The Classic Collar Cardigan!

And last, but not least...

Drumroll please...rrrrrrrdddddddddddddd ...

BAILEY!



All finished since my Labor Day Inventory. The other night I had a dream that I looked down at my hands to see that I was knitting so fast that I couldn't see my fingers move. It only lasted for a few seconds because as soon as I realized what I was doing, I messed up. It figures! Mr. S and I went out for the massive photo shoot today. It was nearly 80 degrees out and I was roasting in that scarf and my new sassy hat (makes me feel like a movie stah). We took 93 photos, and I chose several of each garment that I liked, so for more pics and all the details, visit the newly updated gallery, which includes the pattern for Bailey.

Only one UFO left to go, Ariann, and then I can start lots of new projects without guilt!

Wahoo!!!!

I leave you with a "strange" story...

Mr. S's mother (Mrs. Strange, not to be confused with me, Ms. Charm), believes that Mr. S gives me a "long leash" (she is nearly 85 and, although a feminist, has some definite ideas about how a woman should be spending her time). While visiting her this past week, he happened to mention that I went to Quilting group on Mondays, Pilates class on Tuesdays and knitting group on Wednesdays. Mrs. S asked him if these women I hung out with were married. He told her that for the most part, they were. She then asked him "Are they out looking for men?".

6 comments:

stitchin' girl said...

WOW!! Definitely an impresive amount a quality of knits!! You are an inspiration :o)

Lisa said...

wooza lady - that is a lot of FO you have there.

where to start with the praises? they all look so fab!

Luni said...

3 weeks, 6 fo's. I can't believe it. I mean, I do believe it, obviously, with those great pictures to prove it, but I am astounded. That was no dream--your fingers really do fly. Now, how about that quilt? ;)

Aimee said...

Great job!!! You inspired me to go through all of my UFOs and now my Ariann is almost done! And I've let go of the projects that did not give me joy. That is a beautiful thing.

Re Mrs. S: maybe 85-yr-olds troll for a new fella at knitting and quilting groups, but I don't think that's your best bet for picking up men...

Lisa said...

Wow girl! I wish I had a gallery of finished objects like that to show off! I love the big button cardi!

Octopus Knits said...

What a crop of gorgeous FOs! Awesome!

Mrs. S. sounds like she would be out looking for men! What a crack up!