Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday thoughts

Yesterday was perfect. A sunny day for working in the garden. We were creating homes for all the lovely young plants that arrived on the doorstep for Mother's Day - note: two dandelion bouquets on the left flat . And we spent some time re-foresting our clearcut along the road.

It was a delightful day to have a lunch cooked by our own personal chef (in the shape of my bike-riding son) who arrived with swordfish, croissants, mangoes and spinach.

Now today is not so perfect. The rain will make the garden happy; I can knit. I'm now on version #3 of this yellow cardigan. I actually got to the armhole shaping on the first try before I decided the fit wasn't what I wanted and I didn't really like the pattern as much as I had at first.

So, back to the searching and swatching. It's a lot harder when I have the yarn to find a pattern that actually matches the vision I've built up in my mind. You know the one: I'm looking glam in an up-to-the minute style. Reality sets in.

I now have a new vision and it's the Iris Cardigan. So called because what the book calls a 'crown stitch' looks like an iris of an eye (not the flower) to me. But, the yellow works because I love yellow irises and I'm happy to think flowers. Maybe it will even be done by the time the irises bloom in the garden.

And yellow is a good antidote for cloudy skies.


Rudee said...

I love that color-no matter the pattern. It's a good thing there is plenty of garter stitch to make those rows between the crowns go fast. It should be a sweater in no time at all-as long as you don't frog again.

Anonymous said...

Great looking lunch. This designing a sweater is tough work but I love the colour, yellow is the colour for project spectrum East.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh that yellow is brillant! I wish I could do that but there's just not enough patience and when they say rip it out, you missed I stitch. Forget it, I did it once, and ripping out and redoing isn't in my vocabulary which is why I'm not a knitter I suppose.
Happy Twirls


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