Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday morning

Lahaina harbor from the sea....

Ah, finally, a beautiful day in the Midwest. The sun is shining, it's 70 degrees, and my patio needs weeding :)

Here is a pic of my progress on the summer sampler study . I pinned it out on the sofa this morning and was exceedingly surprised to see it pins out to 20 inches square at this point.
Because, I never pinned out the swatch like we were supposed to :) So I just figured it'd be a surprise what size it is in the end.

I'm lagging on this, due to family reunion weekend and other stuff. But Friday I started sampler chart #4 and just finished one repeat of that chart last night. I would like to keep going today--maybe I'll take my friend up on her offer of hammock knitting :)
This is a pic of a tiki at the Old Lahaina Luau. The blurriness on the right is where I removed an errant tourist from my pic. Not the best, I know, but it was my first try at this.

I just cast on last night for the Moderne Log Cabin from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I only got 1/4 of my yarn so far, and figured I might as well start with that stuff. I love the color, it's brown sheep super-wash wool in worsted, 'Pecan Toffee' colorway. I like the richness of that color. Yay for garter stitch!

And finally, pics of my Maui shawl. I just got the rest of the Maui pics uploaded yesterday...This is the shawl I started on the plane, and finished on our 3rd day there, so I could wear it on our fourth.
And here is how I blocked it in our condo kitchen:LOL!!

You make do with what you have!!! Lucky for me I finished it in time to block it and let it dry prior to the anniversary dinner cruise.

Well, I'm off to weed, wash, knit, eat, shower, study the bible, and many other things! Taa!

9 comments:

hetty said...

Great shawl! I love the way you blocked it! A great inspiration for me!

Jeanne said...

The shawl is gorgeous and how clever of you to figure out how to block it that way!

Aim said...
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Aim said...

Thanks guys! I was a bit pleased with myself for coming up with it :D

p.s. deleted post was me--I can't spell worth a darn....

Susan said...

That is the funniest blocking picture ever!!!!!

Carola said...

You are a fast knitter. Three days½! And what a crafty way to block! Go girl!

iris-julimond said...

Wow, the shawl looks great.
But i laughed about the way you blocked it. Funny.

greets from Germany

Iris

hakucho said...

Very ingenious way to block your shawl ;) I'm not much of a blocker myself, but you certainly did it right...your shawl is lovely :)

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

The shawl is beautiful and the blocking is the best I've seen as of yet! LOL - well done you!