Friday, July 13, 2007

Muchos fotos

Por que la lengue, preguntas? Well my SIL arrived today, so the house is filled with Castellano, and switching is difficult for me...
As promised, I have some pictures of the 5 finished cloths. The ballband is still OTN, it's a bit over half done. I took pictures withouth blocking since I'll block all 6 at the same time, but it will give you an idea of what has been clicking on my needles. Without further ado…

Pattern: Hot Chocolate by Alli Barrett at Knit Wits Heaven
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Softly Taupe
Needle: Susan Bates size 6

This is larger than I was hoping, but the picture is too cute. I thought about changing the border so the size would be the same as the others but that would leave out the beans... so I left it as is.

Pattern: Chinese Waves Circular Cloth (sorry I can't find the link right now)
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Yellow Ombre (?) I'll check the band later
Needles: Susan Bates size 6

If I make this one again, I need to remember to cast off a bit looser... since the last part is seaming the radius of the circle.

Pattern: VW cloth by Maude Beaudreault
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Yellow
Needles: Susan Bates size 6

A has a yellow bug, so I thought this cloth would be perfect for her!

Pattern: Rhonda White's The Infamous Darrell Waltrip Cloth
Yarn: Peaches and Cream
Color: Butter & Cream
Needles: Susan Bates size 6

I love this pattern... I really never tire of it with a varigated yarn.

Pattern: Sunshine by Andi Worthy
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Sunshine Yellow
Needles: Susan Bates size 6

This was the KAL for July in the Monthly Dishcloth KAL group. One of the group mom's designed the pattern. Visit her site to see her other designs

I'll try to finish ballband by tmrw and post that picture. But as I said, my SIL arrived this morning from Argentina, we haven't seen her for a year, so there's a lot to catch up on. She of course came bearing gifts. Here are just a few!
These are buttons from a local fair. Literally it's just around the corner from her house. They put up shop on Sundays and all kinds of taller (artists) are there selling their wares. From leather goods to wooden buttons, wooden trays, spoons, jewelry, paintings.. you name it, if it's artsy you'll find it there. Each part of the city of Buenos Aires seems to have one, Recoleta is the most famous, but the one near her is in San Isidro close to the tren de la costa. She also picked up this wool yarn for me, thinking I can use it as an accent on a sweater or scarf or something. It's incredibly soft and I love it. The colors are all natural from the wool. It's 3 ply thick and thin, where the thick part is like pencil roving... I have to think of something really wonderful to showcase this yarn!

My MIL sent along this lovely cotton yarn for me. The hanks are HUGE. You can see that as they compare to the size of my laptop. I LOVE the colors. Do they know me or what??? My SIL made the kids T-shirts. I'll post pictures of them later, but she is an incredible artist and it's amazing that she drew the pictures herself! What talent that woman has. I'm in awe.

I leave you with one of the sunflowers from my garden. I didnt' plant any this year. The seeds had dropped from one of the plants I DID plant last year. Now the plants are about 12 feet tall. My DH teases me that one day I'm going to disappear up into the clouds like Jack and the Beanstalk.

1 comment:

g-girl said...

you have got an awesome SIL and an awesome MIL!! your sunflower looks amazing! the cloths look great..I especially love the vw cloth as I'm a vw owner myself! ;)