June 26, 2004

Moving along

I’m done with the front of the maroon sweater!

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It may be an odd shot (propped up against the mint!) but it shows the stitch pattern much more clearly than any picture I’ve previously managed to take of this sweater.

To celebrate I’ve started another pair of socks in Esprit, but I will definitely start the second sleeve by the end of the weekend — I really don’t want to stall on this project now! Not when I’ve got the silk waiting, tempting me…

In answer to a couple of comments on the last entry, lovage has a strong taste quite similar to celery. We usually use it in things like soups, stews, meatloaf and spaghetti sauce. I’ve never tried the seeds, but now I’m tempted — maybe I’ll leave a few of the flower stalks up and see what they produce.

And finally, since he hasn’t appeared on this blog in a shockingly long time, I’ll leave you with a picture of Tigger, sleeping happily on Mark’s lap while Mark grades papers… which life would you rather have?

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Posted by Aven at June 26, 2004 10:36 PM
Comments

I love the front of the sweater. It looks absolutely gorgeous! The outdoor shot with the mint and natural lighting does great justice to your work. I can hardly wait to see the finished product. Happy knitting!

Posted by: Jennifer at June 27, 2004 07:43 AM

The sweater is looking very good and your photograph of the stitch pattern really shows it off well.

I’d have to say that grading can be as much fun as snoozing, especially when there are creative translations.

Posted by: Lydia at June 27, 2004 02:51 PM

Oh, to be a kitty in the lap of one I love!

Love that stitch pattern on the sweater, btw. And that color looks great!

Posted by: Anita at June 28, 2004 11:02 AM

Beautiful sweater. Yummm.
xMom

Posted by: Susan at June 28, 2004 01:04 PM