Thursday, August 30, 2007

Can you believe summer is almost over?????

Time seems to be moving so fast these days. I wish we had another month of summer left, but.....the leaves are beginning to fall, flowers are dying, and harvest time is upon us. Halloween decorations are appearing at the there is no stopping it....FALL is coming!!!

The good news, it will soon be time to wear all those luscious new sweaters and accessories that we have finished off....OR DID WE?

I must admit, that I have been sidetracked on my UFO project, lately...How about you?

I did start two new projects a tank and a short sleeved sweater. The tank is finished and the short sleeved sweater is nearing completion.

I designed two new scarf patterns. One is finished and the other is nearing completion. Photos and patterns will be available to all who are interested, shortly.

I have been busy communing with my fibers and needles.

The new vogue knitting magazine arrived and I am in love with almost every design in there. It is just incredible. If you are not a subscriber, get a copy of this magazine, it is one of their best issues ever.

The Nicky Epstein scarf on the front cover is to die for....exquisite. I spent some time today combing the internet for the alchemy yarns, without luck. So I have decided to select my own yarns in complimentary colors and give it a whirl. Some are handspun and some are purchased.

Here is what I have assembled so far. I may use more than three colors, as per the original.

I also went to Santa Barbara, California with UFO boyfriend. It was incredibly beautiful.

Here is a photo of the Harbor, right outside our hotel.

Fresh seafood, beautiful clean beaches, perfect weather, wonderful homemade fudge, wines, inspirational stores in old town on state street and lots and lots of walking.

I highly recommend this as a vacation destination. I would love to move here, but the real estate prices make New York look cheap!

Here is a photo of the harbor. The smoke over the mountains is from a fire started on July 4th, 2007 that is being contained but, will not be put out until the fall.

And, lastly, we won second place, in our division at the New Hope Auto Show....weeks ago, which was pretty cool! It was the first time the white alfetta was entered, which made it a bit nicer....yippeeeee!

wishing you all a wonderful labor day weekend.
smiles to you,

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I am on my WAY....BE READY!!!!

So here I am, getting ready for the NEW HOPE AUTO SHOW...the first day. Here is the vintage car UFO boyfriend is showing...fresh from the restoration body shop.... an Alfa Romeo GTV Alfetta. It is for sale, if any one is interested, inquire here for price and additional details...or come on out to the show today or tomorrow.

His plan is for me to help detail the car when he arrives. He called ahead to let me know this. My plan is to work on my two current knitting projects. My process for getting ready, is to pack both knitting projects, walk the pups,take a shower....and while he is waiting, HE CAN DETAIL HIS OWN CAR!!!! I have knitting to do!

Hopefully by the end of the show, today, at least one project will be finished and ready for photos to show you. I am using blue heron softball cotton for a sleeveless surplice sweater of my own designs. I can not recall the colorway at the moment, but it is beautiful shades of blue green, teal, yellow and blue. It was a joy to knit....very soft. While I was researching possible edgings for the bottom, I came
accross project two........

The second sweater, is a nicki epstein design, with a three bobble cluster edging. The bobble clusters are a project of their own. I have made 8 and have 12 more to go. I decided to make all the clusters first, so that I can have this for my mindless knitting project. The rest is basically stockinette stitch and can be done at traffic lights, bank lines and doctor's offices. I am making this sweater with blue heron beaded cotton in the SAND colorway.

I need to get moving....or my knitting will not get packed....everything else can wait....rightttt????