Friday, July 22, 2005
Two Skein Wonder
Tonight we watch the extended DVD with commentary, so I'm hoping to get the edging all finished. I had four options for edgings that I was considering, this lace, a scalloped leaf edging, braided cable and a picot chain. I'm thinking of doing a few more of these in different yarns and trying it with the different edgings, and maybe even make one that is similar to the original pattern. I didn't like that she put the increases right on the end, though, especially since you had to pick up sts to work the edging, so I did those increases one st in. If I get this finished tonight, I can wear it to work tomorrow, and I'm trying to wear at least one handknit each time I go in to work.
Also, one more modification to the Not So Fiery Bolero I didn't mention, I'm using garter st bands to match the garter st in the dress rather than the ribbing the pattern has. Rich bought some batteries today, so I should be able to get some photos up soon.
Birthday plans: Jazz festival and bbq with the kids, and if we can get a babysitter, a night at the pottery painting place for Rich and me.
They were out of mugs the last time we tried to go. Mugs! I finally went in with a plan and they were out of what I wanted, I had even sketched out my design ahead of time. So, Rich gallantly said we should come another time, he had a bowl to finish, but didn't want me to be stuck just picking something I didn't want or watching him. That was last week. Rich's folks came into town to visit with the kids and help us out around the house, and gave us money for a date and watched the kids for us. We got take out fish and chips from The Tides (where they make the best ever fish and chips). - I asked for this, a steak sandwich from those cheesy mall shops and Chinese takeout when people asked me what they could get us or do for us when I was in the hospital having Amira. I knew that the hospital would bring me mediocre food, so I had delivery. - Anyway, back to the date, we got the fish and chips, ate them on the water and took a walk around the harbor. We thought of getting a peddle boat, but missed them by an hour, so we drove over the bridge to get ice cream and take a drive around the five mile loop at Point Defiance. It was quite beautiful, and except for those people rushing past us who didn't appreciate the majesty around them, we had a lovely time. Laudate was cancelled the following night, so Rich's folks watched the kids again and we went and had that peddle boat trip anyway.