V Knits

My name is Venus. I knit as much as possible, while juggling work and various other activities. Currently, my yarn sprees hinder my ability to save up for trips and other important things. But I'm not apologizing.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Don't mess with me

Ah, another weekend filled with trials and tribulations. I have finished the back and both front pieces of my fella's sweater, and one sleeve. I am lovin' the skull. Lovin' it. I tell you what, if he doesn't want it I'll wear it. I do have to make some adjustments to the sleeve because it is kind of baggy.

You see this face? This is what I look like when I stand over a freakin' hot stove on a freakin' hot day to make watermelon preserve (which by the way required 4 lbs of watermelon) to make four 1 cup jars of the most vile stuff I have ever made or tasted. Bleh! Never again. No. I am thinking of trying a cherry preserve or cherry jam. That seems a bit more promising than stupid watermelon. We'll see.

Monday, June 19, 2006

He's a Super Model

New project as of this past weekend. I put my foot down and took the BF to the LYS to pick out yarn for a sweater for him. We've been together 3 years and I still haven't made him a sweater. Mitts and toques and scarves a plenty to be sure, but no sweater. Partially from fear of the boyfriend sweater curse, and partially because I haven't found a pattern (or thought one up) that would suit him. I finally found one in the Summer 2006 issue of IK. The Cambridge Jacket (CJ). I'm really excited about this one because it knits up quick and the yarn is so, so nice! I'm using Cascade Yarns 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. I really love this wool so I'm glad I picked some up for a sweater for myself too! I am modifying the CJ design by adding yellow skull and cross bones on the arms. Even though I'm just finished the back piece, I can already tell this was the right choice of pattern. Curse be damned, It's gonna look hot.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Look Ma, No Pattern!

No knitting was done this weekend because I was going hardcore to finish this little beaut up. I got it into my head that I needed to make a skirt that was a hybrid of two other skirts I own and this was the result. I haven't sewn anything in about 6 or 7 years but I was surprised to discover that I was not too rusty on the ol' sewing machine! (Well, the machine I have is brand new, actually! Thanks to my dear sweet BF.) That's not even the best part though, wait until I tell you that the fabric I used was a bedsheets salvaged from the Sally Ann. Bedsheets. I am pretty proud of myself for that. It was the BF's idea to have me pose in front of that unsuspecting VW hippie toaster van. (I love that green!) And the picture of me pointing is when we were playing bocce ball in the park. Good times.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Yarn MIA

It is ten days into June and there is no sign of my beloved Project Spectrum June yarn. My heart is broken. =( Okay, okay it's not that bad. I'm just whining. I'm itchin' because I've got a good idea for a blue theme photo. Nothing new knitting except I finally got a chance to meet Angela who was running that course I missed in May. Where? Why at a sushi place of course. Her blog isn't called Food and Yarn for nothing.

*sigh* So now I am waiting and waiting for beautiful blue sock yarn to arrive. I know it will be worth the wait. Then I can get my hands a-knittin'!

This is a little slice of paradise I went to visit last weekend. An old co-worker of mine has moved up to Sechelt/Gibsons area and is gardening like a madwoman. I bus/ferry/bused it up there with a friend and did a little bit of country weekend.

This is the three of us down at a creek at the bottom of their property, aren't we sexy? And because all of us are foodies (and Anglelique-on the right- is from France and makes wonderful crepes) we decided to have a mini crepe party. This has inspired me and I am going to buy me a crepe pan tomorrow. Maybe I'll have photos to show of my crepe adventures? We'll see. And sorry for the scatterbrained post! I'm a little sleepy I think. Good night!