Sunday, July 02, 2006

Bring on the Purple

Although I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked to in the blue month of June, I certainly accomplished more than I did in the green month of May. I casted on for this sweater on June 1 and even with my kool-aid break and some other blue activity, finished and gifted it on June 29 (a day before my Mom's b-day). Happy Birthday Mom! The color matches your eyes that I bet are as brilliant a blue as they were on the day you were born (I will not say how many years ago).

At knitting group on Thursday, I spied this hat that a knitting groupie was making and had to make it for a co-worker's new baby girl. It's so darn cute it makes me melt. But don't be fooled by it's sweetness...the pattern calls for a knit 4 together THROUGH THE BACK LOOP repeated 13 times. I needed a nap after that row. But I love the result.

Purple July could not come at a better time. My son will start school in the fall at an academy that has purple & white for their colors. I definitely need some purple knitted items in my wardrobe. First on the needles is a sleeveless tank on page 46 of the latest Interweave Knits that I started to knit yesterday (July 1). The detailed part is done so it should sail from here on. I just noticed the name of the pattern is Thorn & Thistle and by coincidence I am using Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton yarn in the color named Thistle. Do do do do-do do do do.

June recap:
Started & Finished Moriah's Wildflower Cardigan in Lamb's Pride Blue Magic
Started Socks (and almost finished) in Trekking XXL Color 132
Finished French Market Bag in Lamb's Pride Winter Blue and Blue Magic
Plus non-blue objects: kool-aid socks and miss dashwood hat

July plans:
Thorn & Thistle Tank in Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton Thistle
Finish Socks in Trekking XXL Color 132
Besotted Scarf & Mittens in Lamb's Pride Supreme Purple


At 11:27 AM, Blogger Patty said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't believe I forgot to look at the FO yesterday! I hear it's spectacular, congratulations. You can come teach me how to seam soon!


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