Friday, June 11, 2010

wild Friday night

TGIF, and all that stuff. It's Friday night, hubby is doing CQ over night, and Bird is fast asleep in her bed. That leaves me with the time to do whatever I want to tonight. Or so I thought... if if weren't for this headache, I'd be knitting lace. Yes, because I like to, silly! :) In place of actual knitting, I'll share a bit of what I've got going on my needles.

A Tea Leaves cardigan. Designed by Melissa LaBarre for Madeline Tosh, this is a simple but striking knit. I use the word "simple" because the pattern doesn't consist of cables or lace, it's a straight forward project that uses garter and stockinette with a little decrease here, and increase there to make it subtle and gorgeous.

Melissa LaBarre's Tea Leaves

A fine yoke, have I.

I have a way to go but, I'm making good progress. After looking at enough yarn to make my eyes hurt, I finally decided to go with Lion Brand Yarn's Wool-ease in "Blue Heather". The color is fabulous, and the price didn't hurt much either... bonus!

Another project in progress ... and one that I really need to pick back up is my dread slouch. Ziggy, a sideways knit slouch cap by Woolly Wormhead. I have about 5 panels done, of the 9 needed to make a "large".

Ziggy ... a great way to knit a hat!

That about does it for my rundown for tonight. I've got some cool water and ibuprofen waiting for me. Have a great weekend, and I hope you enjoy your WWKIP day!


  1. Lovely sweater. Sorry about the headache :-(

  2. That really is a pretty cardigan. So tempting...

  3. Melissa LaBarre's Tea Leaves, yes very striking...Ziggy cap very nice, you never know OG might have to give this knitting a try, keep up your nice work.

  4. I loooove the Tea Leaves cardi. It has been in my queue for ages. (ps, it's superhiprachel from Rav!)