Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer

Without getting too bogged down in a stream of "bad blogger, look how long it has been since I posted", I've not really had much time for knitting, let alone knit-blogging the last few months. I was pretty ill for a couple of weeks (not H1N1 - I wasn't that ill, more incredibly wipe-you-out bad cold than actual flu). Also, it's been summer, so reasonably hot (at least at times, for old Blighty) and I've just not been feeling the desire to produce warm clothes. Plus, it's been the summer, so I've had loads of marking and research to catch up on. And, it's been the summer, so I've been enjoying the outdoors and cycling loads (still haven't mastered the art of knitting whilst cycling).

I'll start with a shot of an FO I finished a while back, but didn't get around to posting. Full details through ravelry. It's a second version of a top I made last summer. The first one was, I felt, a tad on the baggy side. This one, I fear, is a tiny bit small. It's nice enough though, and I do like how the cables pop.

FO: Catriona 2 - arm, top/front

Some things I've been up to whilst not knitting. Felix came round for afternoon tea. I cycled from Henry Tate's Grave to the Tate & Lyle factory via a pair of Tate Libraries and both London Tate Galleries. I read a lot of kids books about being green. Marcus and I had a long weekend in Amsterdam.

felix takes a photo

Tate Britain big old pile of dead tree media telling us to recycle

canal, boats: its Amsterdam

To finish, a shot of my new FO. I've been to a couple of conferences recently. For me, conferences equals knitting time (if only for the 6 hour train journey home) so I have actually got a reasonable amount done. It's a stripy top-down raglan, yellow and brown. So I can pretend to be a bee.

bee jumper, WIP

10 comments:

emmms said...

Beee!

Team Knit ! said...

Awesome vest!! Those cables look wonderful.

- Julie

Jodi said...

I love the bee sweater! What a hoot.

Daisy said...

A bee raglan - how cool is that?! And I love the cabled vest too.

WingedStrategos said...

Wow, those cables look so soft and nice.

Also, loving the stripes.

Sasha said...

Hurrah for being a bee! Looks great gorgeous wee vesty too!

ColorSlut said...

I love the vest and can't wait to see the bee sweater. You know that is how Sting got his name (wearing a black and yellow striped sweater).

mon bouton said...

beautiful vest !! if you ever manage to knit whilst cycling, I'm interested :)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ahh yes, summer! That time when we are all to happy to let knitting/blogging take a back seat to life--and that's as it should be.

Wry Sparrow said...

I'm wanting to knit your Exchequered, however have very big delima. I live in the US therefore have limited access to the yarns you mentioned. I'm knitting it up for lovely boyfriend and I want it turn out. Could you suggest either complimentary yarn I could get in the US, or shops to order from? I've been searching all night with no leads on where to get the Robin Double Knit.
email if you wish: Lewisham_tiers@hotmail.com
Thank you.
-Wry