me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Aran Rose is Done!

The long-awaited day is here. (Actually it was here Friday night but I didn't want to get out of bed a/k/a "my knitting lounge" to take a photo).

My "Aran Rose" pullover is officially DONE DONE DONE!! (you can click photos for BIG!)

Truly, this photo wasn't even really worth the wait but it's all I have right now. It's raining big ole buckets full here in MerryLand and the lighting is awful bad. Soon I will put Aran Rose on the mannequin for a real shot. (Apologies to GG, my photographer, for she did jump right in with no advance warning ... and she was under the influence of Sangria after all -- but GG, don't quit your day job!).

It was appropriate that GG should take the photo and here's why. As I was seaming along, I was getting a bit nervous. "Crapola," I was thinking, "this baby looks teensy tiny ... and DAMNATION this one will probably not fit either!" (refer back to the drat Becky project). Since I wanted to be prepared for the horrible eventuality of another loss, I began thinking of a potential fit. "AHA!" I said, "our GG is a perfectly tiny waif of a thing!" Alas, Fortuna was on my side and I didn't need to go looking for a recipient again so soon. Despite my fear, the Calmer yarn streteches beautifully - particularly in this seed stitch -- and I love the fit. It's way too hot now to wear it for any longer than enough for one photo, but I'll be ready for cool fall evenings.

Before the big rain started, the DH and I hit a few yard sales yesterday morning. My highlight was a vintage sewing/knitting basket, filled with a nice haul:

Wally poses while admiring the vintage 60s(?) fabric.

Beau checks out the bonus haul: 5 pair straight needles, 1 set DPNs, 1 circ, 3 stitch holders, 1 tiny box of stitch markers, 1 cool row counter with built-in measuring tape, and 1 pattern book by Reynolds "International Cables". me, Mavis LOVES cables ... and my favorites in this book are Rotterdam and Utrecht.

What a great deal for two dollars!

Last, for our dear pal at Vegan Knitting, who left a very nice comment about The Felines, one more cat picture. My Isa is such a lady, no?

4 Comments:

  • At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Vegan Knitting said…

    It fits perfectly! Congratulations! I love the pattern up the front.

    What a haul there! I never find any useful knitting stuff at thrift stores. I might if I went to garage sales but I just can't bear to do it mentally right now...

    Thanks for the kitty pics! A lady...I could make some lewd joke but I won't. Is she showing off or just asking for a belly rub?

     
  • At 9:44 AM, Anonymous 'Bella said…

    ?Belly rub? Are you ready for major reconstruction? Hell NO! Don't even think about touching my belly!#%@#

     
  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger DesirĂ©e said…

    Cool fabric on the basket! It reminds me of mine, which I also got at a thrift shop. I'm not so into flowers, but orange floweres are an exception. =)

    Email me your address for earring delivery!

     
  • At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It looks fantastic! I have been searching for the pattern to have a go at the aran rose myself. Want a nice snug sweater like that for summer time. Finally found the cheapest place I can get hold of it, here if any one else is interested: http://stores.lulu.com/knitting_patterns

    Think I shall get cracking and let you know how I get on. - Karen

     

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