Monday, September 28, 2009

Home improvement goddess and WIPs

Thanks for the nice comments about my green leafy cardigan. As for trying to write up and publish a pattern, that's just too much work to think about. Actually, writing a pattern just for my size wouldn't be so bad, but trying to figure it out for all the sizes, now that's way too much work!

I have to brag about being such a home improvement goddess this last weekend because I got so much done around the home front. First off, I sewed three throw pillow covers -- the two celadon leafy ones for the living room and the embroidered fabric one for the family room.

I also took down most of an overgrown aging potato vine that was collapsing the arch that used to support it.

It used to look like this:

For my biggest feat, I removed the old rotting mailbox post and installed a new post along with a brand spanking new mailbox.

To top off all this domestic goddess-ness, I baked cookies this evening.

I had to reward myself with some knitting after all that hard work. I'm close to finishing the body of Slinky Ribs from Custom Knits. I'm showing it on the reverse stockinette side because I intend to finish it and wear it that way. (I like the way it looks inside out). I changed the bottom rib section a little bit.

Finally, I cast on for the Flourish Vest from Knitscene Fall 2009. My yarn is Cascade Greenland. I'm going to shorten it a little bit by removing one of the smallest cable patterns. My gauge is a little looser, so it will be a little wider than the smallest size, which is what I want.


crochetgurl said...

Interesting. I wonder how Slinky Ribs will look inside out. And I can't wait to see the Flourish Vest. I saw it in the magazine, but I don't know if I can pull it off. :-)

knitseashore said...

As my Australian friend says, you have been a "hive of industry!" Doesn't it feel great to get so much accomplished?

Slinky Ribs and the Flourish vest are looking great so far.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a sense of accomplishment! It always feels so good to spruce up the house and property.

Love your new projects ~ the vest is going to be great this Fall!