Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thank you, Swallowtail & new WIPs

Thank you for all of your comments about buying a new camera! Following Stewart's logic, I can spend $399 since I have had my current camera (Canon Powershot S30) since 2002 :) I think we paid an arm and a leg for it as digital cameras with a lot of memory were very expensive at that time. I can't wait to get a new one so I can stop griping about the old one!

I finally coaxed the old Canon into downloading pictures this morning before work. Before going to the beach the last week of September, I made a stop at TYL to buy yarn for the Evelyn Clark Swallowtail Shawl. Stewart and Melanie helped me out and I finally decided on O'Wool Classic 2-Ply in a gorgeous teal that I hope comes across in the picture. It's 100% certified organic merino. I *love* this yarn.

The Outer Banks is quite beautiful in September and thankfully devoid of tourists. We had the beach to ourselves many mornings.

I was a really productive knitter at the beach. I finished up the Swallowtail while we were there and blocked it when we returned home.

I also started 2 new projects. I had a bit of Nature Spun in my stash that I brought on vacation; I used it to start this cabled sweater from a Paton's pattern book:

I also toted quite a few skeins of Nature Wool Chunky in lime green with me to start the Sienna Cardigan from last fall's Interweave. I'm much further along now and will post about that soon. The yarn is a little disappointing. Much like Manos, you need to use more than one skein at a time as the colors vary greatly. I do like the feel of the wool though.

Last, but not least, I have one more shot of the beach. Isn't it magnificent? I can't wait to go back.


Brandy said...

Oh how I missed the beach this year! I have always been such a water baby and I really feel the loss when I don't get to the beach at least once per year.
The shawl is gorgeous! I love teal. And done in only a week, quite an accomplishment.

Mary said...

Love the shawl! (Teal is MY color, dontchaknow), and the pattern is also exquisite. Kudos!

I love OBX in the off-season!

Robin said...

(Sorry I don't have your email)
You asked about the Graves Mtn Retreat...I wish I could go but not this year!
Good luck with your contest entry!

Robin said... your beach photos! That shawl is so lovely!

TheYarnLounge said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see it in person!