Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red and White Goodness

I spent last weekend in NYC with seven of my quilting friends. We went to the quilt show at the Park Avenue Armory: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. It was a spectacular show, like nothing I've ever seen before. Watch this clip from the Martha Stewart Show to see all about it.

You can see more of my photos here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my youngest. 21 years old today.

Ahhh, I breathe a sigh of relief, we made it. They're all adults (at least agewise, actions could be another matter all together!)

A Twice Finished Sweater

Okay, okay, I know I'm crazy, but I couldn't help it. I put the sweater on and all I could see in the mirror glaring back at me was my mistake! I wore it to work tried not to point out the mistake and it worked until I went to knit with a group of women after work and it all came bursting out..."I made a mistake, it's right in the front!" It made me feel better that no one could find it, but I knew it was there.
So...over the weekend I took part of the underarm and side seams out, removed the sleeve, ripped down the front to my error and fixed it. It's all back together and now I'm happy and I try not to look too closely at the sweater because I don't want to see any more mistakes! I'll get a photo of it on me next time I wear it.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Now It's Really Done

My last post suggested that I only had to finish knitting the front/neck band of my sweater. Little did I know it would take me four tries to get it right!! It was worth it though. I finished sewing it together tonight and it is drying right now. I am very happy with the way it turned out...except when I had it laid out for blocking I noticed a mistake. UGH! I don't think anyone else will notice and I have promised myself that I won't mention it to anyone admiring the sweater when I wear it. I just can't bear the idea of taking it apart. I am planning on wearing it this week and will get some photos of it on.

I have started another sweater and don't like the yarn so tomorrow I am going back to the yarn shop to do an exchange. In the meantime I think I will whip up a baby sweater. I think I need a quick knit and I have a niece who is expecting in July.

I can't believe the weekend is over...off to bed to dream of new sweaters!