Monday, June 02, 2008

A fleeting sense of accomplishment

Hey gang. I am so busy that it isn't even funny (it stopped being funny a few weeks ago when I realised the ever growing list of things for me to do was just that... ever growing. Being somewhat an over achiever I think I can do anything at anytime - heck even two at a time! Somewhere along the line I got someone's an*lrensive qualities... very useful when being a fiddler of numbers, not so much when juggling three or four things at once. I am well aware my current state of affairs is 100% my doing and at the end of it I will clap myself of the back for doing many jobs well done - that is if I get to the end of it in one piece! Anyways, this is supposed to be a drive by post as I've divided up all the available minutes between now and three a.m. and cannot divert from the plan or the world will fall apart as we know it (a little melodramatic but it's part of the panic mode I'm in).

Without further griping ado, here's Adamas. And she's stuck to the wall! Trowel plastic has a few applications and today it is to show off a finished knitted item. What do you think?

Adamas Blocking



Look ma, no hands!


My "signature" floor shot LOL!!


I'm sort of happy with it. I mean it's all light and airy and beautiful but it just looks smaller than other Adamas-es. I mean, I've blocked the snot out of her but I'm not sure it looks the same.

Specs:

Pattern - Adamas Shawl by Miriam Felton
Yarn - Knitpicks Shadow - Sunset
Yardage - 1 and a quarter (approx) skeins
Duration - 6 months

Overall feeling - a nice knit... very long as most shawls tend to be, good pattern and not a head scratcher.

Also as promised, a few pics of the Knitpicks Gloss yarn in Dolphin and Parsley. The parsley colourway is for socks for hubby. He's very excited to get a pair and we've found a pattern that he likes. So when things get back to a less hectic form of normal, he will get his socks. Oh and my Best of Interweave Knits Book. Not blown away by it but it's nice.

Knitpicks Gloss - Parsley



Knitpicks Gloss - Dolphin



Best of Interweave Knits



Ok, off with me now. By late next week I should be able to do more in depth blog stalking sessions. Until then, take care everyone!

1 comment:

del said...

The shawl is just gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with that. I love that green color for hubby's socks.