Thursday, May 03, 2007

A few pictures

The dialup connection is really slow, and I haven't had time to take very many photos yet. Well, really there is not much to take photos OF yet, because we are just hanging out in the vineyards, about an hour from Perth, at my MIL's house. We have mostly been visiting with family and neighbors so far, plus one or two friends. Very low key.

But here is Bristow. She is slightly bulky, and still unblocked. But very soft, spongy and cozy.

I used Grumperina's "pretty way" of picking up the stitches for the button band, and I was pleased with the result.

As usual I am totally in love with the buttons I chose. They are plastic, but mimic abalone, and each one is different. The full glory is hard to photograph.

And here is the start of Elsebeth Lavold's Ljod, in Queensland Collection Uruguay DK (merino/alpaca/silk — heaven!). Looks great, doesn't it? Too bad I made a big stitch counting error in row ONE, shifting the whole thing over so it's not centered, and will have to pull it all out. My MIL is nearly in tears about it, even though I pointed out this is 2 1/2 days of knitting and so not too depressing to lose. I am clearly a process knitter. She is clearly a product knitter. No worries, I am distracting myself with a two-year-old size of Little Star! I'll get back to Ljod in a day or two.
This post took over an hour of monopolizing the telephone to get loaded, so expect very intermittent posts! :-)


Laura B said...

I love Bristow! Sooooo pretty! Thanks for fighting the slow dial-up to share with us!

Earin Marybird said...

Bristow is very nice! I love the buttons too. I held on to some real abalone buttons for over twenty years and finally used them on a garment. I had salvaged them from another friend's failed sewing project. I couldn't see throwing them out.

Sorry about the frogging but if the pattern is shifted you have no choice. What happens with all those grapevines (and grapes) in the background?

April said...

I hope you plan on washing Bristow before you give it to me. It's beyond me why you took MY sweater all the way to Australia and persist in wearing it.

Julie said...

Bristow is gorgeous and looks great on you!


The Bristow is indeed wonderful. Good planning to have it in Australia for their autumn! I am so wanting to be there, too!