Number one - a lace concoction
This was meant to be a gift for my mum on Mothers Day 2007, but sadly she died before I finished it and it has been hidden away unfinished ever since. This weekend I decided to finish it once and for all, and I'm really rather pleased with it. It's made from my beloved Rowan Kidsilk Haze and is as light as a feather, yet strangely warm. In real life the colour is a cooler purple (the artificial light in these pics has turned it cerise)
Number two - a frilly concoction
This turned out to be a bit more "froufrou" than I was expecting... but it was a quick little knit made from 100% cashmere gorgeousness. I'm talking seriously soft. Faces were made to be buried in this. I do declare everyone should knit with cashmere!
In rebellion against such ludicrously girly fripperousness, I now have something a lil more sober and grown up on the needles, but promising nonetheless to be totally and unadulteratedly gorgeous. It is a blatant copy of what this stylish, tweedy chap from Brooklyn made: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/04/noro-scarf.html (Noro Silk Garden... I fear it is about to become the new yarny addiction of my life).
Recent movies watched while knitting:
- How to Marry a Millionaire (enjoyable vintage fun)
- Once Upon a Time in America (4 hours of thoroughly engaging piffle)
- The Cat's Meow (watchable enough, but didn't rock my world)
- The Aviator (ok, if you like that sort of thing... Matt and Leo - separated at birth? It's no wonder one of them had to be beardy in The Departed)
- Lucky Number Slevin (not as dreadful as I was expecting)
- No Country for Old Men (brilliant, tense, edge-of-seat stuff with a truly menacing baddie.)
Apparently this evening has a bottle of Moet with my name on it. Not to mention being fed - how nice!