Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Projects

This is the start of a top down raglan cardigan with cables. I couldn't find a pattern I wanted so I'm using the general recipe in Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top. I'm trying to semi-recreate a sweater that I love from the Gap.

Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knit Gifts using Nature's Palette. I think I like the original with two hand dyed yarns better, but this is pretty nice too .


Friday, October 19, 2007

Charity Shawl

My first ever finished shawls ans well as my first ever finished charity knitting project. This was definitely the largest (in terms of stitches) knitting project I have ever completed. At times I never thought it would be finished but I truly enjoyed working on it. I also love the finished product. The shawls is soft and light, but also warm. It will be donated to Anna Marie's Alliance. I hope the recipient will love owning this shawl as much as I loved making it.


Our trip to Italy was AMAZING! We had a great time sight seeing and hanging out together. Turns out Steve is pretty fun to be with.

We landed is Pisa and spent half a day there exploring the leaning tower, local Duomo and the museum.

We then traveled by train to Cinque Terre and spent three days hiking between the towns, eating tasty seafood and going to the beach (Images of beach not included due to nudeness of some beach goers)

Next stop was Montalcino. A lovely Tuscan hill town with the best pasta Steve and I have ever had. We also had fun visiting the local museum and hiking around the vineyards.

Our final stop was Rome, where we visited the Vatican museums, St. Peters Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

All in all one of the best trips I've ever taken. My only regret is that we could only afford 10 days instead of 30!