Sunday, March 29, 2009

Castles in the air



Floss Toss on SMF Garden Princess
The picture is not showing all the colors accurately. The orange looks red, eggplant looks black.



Coming up with the colors took longer than last time for Garden Grows. This time the designers have already included some colors -- blues, greens, neutrals. It seemed like anything I was including in the blue family was clashing with the existing colors. I did include a blue, I think it works. I reserve the right to change my mind as I see them in action.

I decided to use a crystal for the center - 8mm top drilled clear heart.

DMC Floss

Designer chosen-
807 - Peacock Blue
3765 - Peacock Blue V Dark
3799 - Peacock Blue Light
610 - Drab Brown Dark
3046 - Yellow Beige Medium
3045 - Yellow Beige Dark
310 - Black
3072 - Beaver Grey V Light
317 - Pewter Grey
White

My Choice
3345 - Dark Green
3347 - Medium Green
3348 - Pale Green
742 - Floral 1 - Yellow
743 - Floral 2 - Pale Yellow
223 - Floral 3 - Lt. Mauve
3842 - Floral 4 - Prussian Blue
150 - Floral 8 - Magenta
900 - *Floral ? - Orange
154 - *Floral ? - Eggplant
3771 - *Floral ? - Light Peach

* - Floral 5,6,7 are not used in part 1 so I don't know how to place them yet

Beads
03005
02011

Metallic - #4 Kreinik braid 025

How does your garden grow?


I haven't worked on it in a while. This is the last picture I have. I will probably alternate both.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Socks Finished, Socks Started




Socks for Girish

Stitch = Decorative Rib
Work with multiples of 4
Row1: K1b *P3 K1b
Row2: K1b *P1 K1 K1b

Quick Scarf


Stash Report - I love KnitPicks


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Posting from Philly



I'm here on training for 2 days. I forgot my laptop charger and have to share my co-worker's during the training. Thank goodness for him! So this will be very quick because now I'm back at the hotel - no charger. I miss DH and Mehul so much!! Can't wait to go back home.

Sock#2 is coming along great. I should try to finish it in these 2 days because there's nothing else to do here when I'm back at the hotel. I have about 4" of the foot left to do.

I ordered a bunch of yarn from KnitPicks the other day. It should be there by the time I return. Yay!

I won't have time for sightseeing or visiting any needlework stores. We drive back tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sock #1 of first pair



Started March 2nd -


Finished March 8th -




It has been a very busy weekend. I had a major deployment starting Friday - March 6. Things went relatively well and we were out of the office at 11PM. Then on Saturday began the testing (UAT). That could have gone smoother but we survived. Done at 7PM. Today we had a family over for tea and chit chat. Between all the deployment worries I had forgotten about DST. We had to set the clock one hour ahead hence losing an hour. I'm so not ready for tomorrow.

Apart from the sock knitting, I made 2 types of pickles. I hope they turn out well, it is my first time trying one of them. That one is Lime, Ginger and Green chilly. Spicy and super yummy. The smell had me drooling LOL. This will take a month to get ready to eat. The other one is a mix vegetable pickle that my grandma used to make and I adore - it has carrots, cauliflower, turnips & radish, and it is made in vinegar along with other spices. This one should be ready in a few days. I got the recipe for both from Musical's Kitchen. Oddly, her link seems to be gone from my blogroll and the blogs are no longer in order. It might be time to find an alternative for blogrolling.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Knitting finish



I tried a Tam. Don't think M will wear it but I wanted to try it. It came out better than I had expected.

Seed Stitch Scarf


Today it snowed heavily. We got out and took pictures. I shoveled for a few minutes too.



Took a few new pictures of M as it had been a while.