Sunday, March 26, 2006

The big L.... for laziness

The only explanation for the lack of posts is my sheer laziness. My bad!!! All the effort of waiting for a sunny day, setting up a semi-attractive backdrop, shooting the pics and downloading them, writing text... then fiddling with the blog software to upload and make things pretty... yes, I confess, I have been too lazy.

Chinese New Year has come and gone... Valentines come and gone... Even winter has come and gone... IT IS OFFICIALLY SPRING! Yay! I hope that with the arrival of spring, I can muster enough motivation to post more... (how many times have I said this now??). Well, fingers crossed that I will keep this up because the knitting continues! Slowly but here are the finished projects:

1) Green Cushion Covers
From the Rebecca Home issue, I made these for my new home, using GGH Aspen. It knit up really fast, using 7mm needles but it took a lot of coaxing to sew the zippers. These minty green cushion covers add some spring color to my place. :)
2) Cream Beret
Originally used to knit the flapper hat from Vogue Knitting Winter 2005 but the Filatura Di Crosa Super Soft yarn and the pattern didn't go too well. Instead, I liked the beret from Rowan sooooo much (the Ribbon Twist one in the previous post), I used the yarn to knit the same pattern. Very warm for winter!
3) Lotta
I picked up some Rowan Big Wool on sale at the Naked Sheep on Beaches. I love dropping by this area and visiting this yarn shop - there are so many quirky stores nearby... Whenever I come, I can't resist getting at least something! With the left over balls, I knit Lotta from Rowan's Big it Up.

And the knit adventure continues... I have a few projects with tight deadlines... I hope to be able to publish again next week!


Agnes said...

Woo ... lots of lovely stuff here. I like Lotta ... cute!

Mimi said...

So nice to see you back, Peggy! :)
Oh, i like those cushion covers, very elegant. Cute design on the beret and i like the little birds on your new sweater.

Siow Chin said...

Fantastic knits you've got there, Peggy! Great to hear from you again.

erin said...

It's good to read your post. Those are the most fabulous cabled cushion covers. is having a trinity knitalong - thought you might want to know if you're knitting your jaeger trinity yarn.

handknit168 said...

Very happy to know that u come back again and write again.

joy said...

You've been busy! :) Cute sweater, and the cushion covers are so pretty!

Eva Shiu said...

Hi Peggy,

Glad to see you back. I love the big cushions ! I want to knit the pattern too.

Happy knitting !


Kim said...

Hi! : ) I really love your pillows.. I gotta make some of those for my new couch! Unfortunately I've never heard of that magazine and I wouldn't even know where to get it : /

Your teddy bear is such a good model! LOL!

Hope you do finnally stick around this time : P

yuvee said...

Good to see you back again! I can totally relate to the laziness ;p
Your bear is such a good model anyway ;)

emy said...

Good to see you back! At least you are keeping your needles busy! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pillows! They look well coordinated with your wall and sofa.

- MJ

Kimberli said...

Great Pillows!