Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blue Fleet Heat

Say it with me...


Gotta love that saddle sleeve!

How about all those cables?!

Okay, never mind that serious face. I really do love it!

Fulmar - Alice Starmore - Aran Knitting
Scottish Fleet - 5ply gansey - Navy
2.75mm + 3mm needles

This is the ultimate Aran Gansey (IMHO).
Wooly can't keep his paws off it and wants one too. I keep telling him it's a 'female' sweater! Okay, yes, men can wear it too! SSHhhh! I don't want to make another! It almost killed my hands! ;)

Autumn in New York

I was ready for some color and decided to knit along with BadCat again.

"OOoohh! Shiny!" Smoothie
"This is so my color. It's for me, right?" Kamati

I'm using Noro Silk Garden Sock in the same colorway as BadCat. You know how there's no two exact same skeins of Noro... mine looks totally different from hers, plus I'm following the beaded charts, since I miss knitting with beads. This yarn is testing my 'control' tendencies, because it's morphing from cobweb to chunky. I cut out a section because I knew there was no way I could hook a bead where I needed to. It's suppose to be fingering weight! Whatever!! :b

My Two Favorite Boys

"All you need is pajamas!" Mr K
"All I need is Alhambra!" me
"I need a strong drink!" Wooly

I love is photo! It sums up the evening. We took Dad out for his birthday. All I'm going to say is that things didn't go smoothly, it wasn't easy, and Brother & I both lost sleep over it. The only one who had a great time was Mr K, who was well behaved and lots of fun, like usual. Like my scarf?!


Hope, not fear

For the record:

Two years ago, when the presidential candidates were emerging, we were with Wooly's family and the question was posed, "Who's going to be the next president?" Everyone had their opinion. I said, "Barack Obama..." and was poo-pooed and shunned.

Neener neener assholes! ;)

His family is very political and news junkies. Ciss (Wooly's niece) and I sit in the back and knit and make bets on how long it's going to take for 'such&such' subject to emerge. Yes, we're the peanut gallery! :D

I do enjoy being with Wooly's family more than my own, but I've been known to be the black sheep (on both sides!)

Mr K calls sheep, 'bahh!' I told him it's very important to know what a sheep is... not to mention wool, yarn, knitting... :)

I like being a black sheep. Baahh... Wooly is a black sheep too. Baahh... Good thing we found each other!

Hope... it's a good thing! :)


Laritza said...

Lovely Fulmar! congrats!

Marina said...

Delurking to say that your Fulmar is absolutely gorgeous! Just the inspiration I need to begin a gansey.

Lorraine said...

Michelle- Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

And it looks great on you. Welldone.

Brigitte said...

Hope is a GREAT thing.

Dammit! I forgot I have Fulmar in my pile of WIPs. WOW, yours looks fantastic, the blue is perfect on you. Really makes me want to pick mine up. *sigh*

I can't win. Maybe Superman can come and save my knitting day?

carolyn said...

WOW! Michelle! You are right... it is an inspiration and it looks wonderful on you!
I have consigned mine to the "hibernating" pile because my Seaforth was making me so ashamed. It's Scottish Fleet too and I can only face one of those at a time. Just like you said... hard on the hands.
So a big congratulations!

Lorri said...

Love your Fulmar! I, of course, am no where near done. Oh, well. Perhaps you will inspire me!