Thursday, January 21, 2010

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot...

One of my new year's resolutions is to photograph and upload long-finished projects. Like this one...


Here's the back:


This is the Persian Poppy Waistcoat from Kaffe Fassett at the V & A. I actually went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988 and met Kaffe Fassett, who was giving a talk there. He left California years ago to visit a friend in England, and ended up staying. He was trained as a painter, but when he went into a "wool shop" in England, he found his new "paint." I ended up knitting several of his patterns, and he inspired me to be more adventurous in choosing colors.

I'm still working on the "Dolly" baby sweater from Jaeger Handknits. Here's a photo of the "Dolly" blocking on my KP blocking mats:


The 4X4 hat for DS2 is coming along well:


I want to get it to him before winter is over in Portland. In about 3" I can start the decreases. (BTW, it's upside down.) It's my second project with yarn I spun myself, in this case, from alpaca fiber from my friend Linda, who raises the wonderful fiber factories and soon will have fiber and yarn on Etsy.

Speaking of spinning, I'm still working on the second ball of merino and silk in "pumpkin" to send along with the hat when both are done, for DS2's girlfriend, also a knitter (like me)!

This week, the Sundance Film Festival starts in Park City, and DH and I are volunteering again. This is our 10th year. Opening night is tonight, and we will both be on duty, which means the pups will go to a friend's house for "day care" (or, in this case, "night care"). It's too much to ask them to wait from 3:00 PM until past midnight to go potty. They will get to play with friends, though.

Still listening to Lorna Doone, but finally making progress with the interesting story. I'm looking forward to the next Masterpiece Classics, Emma, to begin this Sunday. It's a three-part program over the next three Sundays on PBS. I adore Jane Austen! Happy knitting! --P

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