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Bobble Blue!

Thanks for listening to my weather rant last post. I think it worked, though. It stopped raining:) It was a crafty weekend at la casa de Dragoknitfly. I finished up Bobble Blue and K brewed some fine homecraft delights. Scroll down for some pics in all it's casked glory. More importantly (sorry, honey!) ...

Bobble Blue Pattern: Bobble Blue by Mari Lynn Patrick
Source: Interweave Knits, Spring 2006
Size: 38
Yarn: Plymuth Suri Merino, 8.5 balls in French Blue (recommended yarn, color used in magazine - how creative am I?)
Needles: US Size 6 and 7 Addi Turbos
Buttons: From my stash. I think they might be my mom's even. She gave me a prescription bottle filled with buttons a few years back, but I've thrown in many of my own thrown in since.
Modifications: Three stitch bobbles rather than five. I also added a half inch of ribbing.
Comments: Fun pattern, although I'm not convinced the yarn is a good match. With the short sleeves and the alpaca blend yarn, something seems amis…

A Break from the Rain

I think I forgot what the sun looks like. It's been raining here in Boston for days. And days. And days. I feel like we're being punished because we only had four months of winter instead of our usual 6. What's worse is that the rain is nowhere near stopping. You'll imagine my wonder when around 7 tonight light started shining into my apartment. Was it the street lights? No. It was my old friend, the sun!! After my eyes snapped out of their shock, I snagged a chance to snap a few shots of the back of Bobble Blue, which has been waiting patiently for a photo opportunity.

Please excuse the wrinkly appearance, it's been hibernating in my knitting bag the past week while I work on the left front. This little sweater is coming along after a brief lull. As much fun as the cables are, I have a serious mental block with the bobbles... and adding the second line of cabling. I keep forgetting all about it, even with the chart a foot away. I've ripped this quit…

My Feet are Getting all the Love

First I got a pedicure (thanks, Mom!)

Then, I finished my jaywalkers
And finally(!) got new running sneakers.

My feet are loving life.

Some notes on the Jaywalkers...

Pattern:Jaywalkers by Grumperina (duh, like I'm not the last person to knit these)
Yarn:Sundara Yarn in Trompe L'oeil (Super soft yarn, with excellent stitch definition and luscious colors)
Needles: Size 1, 40" Addis
Dates Knitted: March 26 to May 2, 2006
Techniques: Magic Loop
Mods: Followed pattern pretty much exactly. Only change was knitting 6 inches (instead of 7) before starting the heel.
Comments: Loved the pattern. Great for T knitting. Will definitely make another pair. Highlights striping yarns like no other pattern.

Here are some more photos of the finished socks..... close up of the stitches.
the toe... I don't know, I just thought it looked cute!
I also bought some yarn for a not yet started project, Prairie Tunic from Interweave Spring '06.

Bobble Blue is coming along slowly. I've been picking up …