Saturday, June 30, 2007

Lenten Rose Socks

After writing my blog entry this morning I decided it really was time that I finished the Lenten Rose socks. So here they are in all their (long-awaited) glory!

Look what came in the mail!

It's my latest installment from the Petal's collection. Beautiful isn't it!

I am so far behind with my installments that it's ridiculous:
  • Back in January I received my shipment of the Lenten Rose sock yarn... and the 2nd one is still on the needles!

  • In March I received the Birds of Paradise colourway.

  • And in May the Dahlia colourway (my absolute fave so far!)
Given my slower than slow progress with knitted socks, I decided to jump on the Chevron Scarf bandwagon, and make one of these beauties using the Birds of Paradise and Dahlia colourways.
(Besides, this yarn is far too pretty to be hidden within a pair of shoes!)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

La Piazza dell Arte

This weekend we headed into downtown Denver to admire the work of the street artists at 'La Pizza dell Arte'. Here are a few of my favourites:

And of course I was drawn (no pun intended!) to this one (it bears a slight similarity to Bella!):

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rowan Shingle in Cotton Tape

It's true... I finally got my act together and finished Shingle! I hope my pal is as pleased with the end result as Buster seems to be.

Shingle Mosaic

Aside from getting stumped on the slipped stitch edging, this was a good simple knit. I am really happy with the drape of the yarn, and pleased that I could get this nice versatile neutral colour. My friend loves it too, so that makes me especially happy :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

It doesn't get much better than this

A yarn store that sits right next door to a chocolate shop!

Monday, June 11, 2007

In the UK

I've been enjoying time back in the UK. Here's a typical view of the English countryside...

The weather has been delightful, and it's soo good to be back with family and friends. More pics to follow this coming week...