Monday, June 13, 2011


The hyper rose has begun its invasion.  This lone flower is just the beginning.  Soon, so very soon, their takeover shall be complete!  

Ok, I need to stop watching so much Dr. Who; I'm getting all melodramatic and assuming things will take over the world...  like the Daleks or Cybermen.  On that note, I highly recommend checking out all the great episodes of Dr. Who available on Netflix streaming.  They certainly have entertained this household lately :)  

In other news, yes, our insane rose bush is back and its first blooms of the season are stronger than ever. More pics to come when they are in full force and once again threatening to take over the world...  and somehow I have managed to combine gardening and sci-fi into one bizarre blog post.  Go me!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Wednesday: So... where did I dissappear to?

Yeah, I've been mia lately....  at least from blogging anyway.  There's been a lot going on with trips to both Maine and the Cape in the past two weeks, but I should be able to get this blog back into shape with all the pictures I took while I was away.  With all the packing and running around I haven't had a ton of time to work on my projects, but I have made some good progress on one in the past two weeks. 

After ripping out all the work I had done on this previously, I have managed to finish the cabled yoke portion and begin the garter stitch neckline of my Brattleboro Cabled Swing Pullover.  Now, there is still a problem of sizing.  What the pattern tells me to do for my size just isn't going to happen.  Everything seems to be way and I mean WAY off!  For the cabled yoke, the pattern calls for 38 repeats of the 16 row pattern.  I did 20 and it more than goes around me.  I made the decision that I was just going to go with whatever number of repeats looked like it would fit.  It might end in tears and ripping this whole things out again, but at the moment I'm willing to be daring and take that risk in my quest to knit a sweater that actually fits me.  Worst case scenario, I end up with the shoulders and neck of a sweater that don't even come lose to fitting me and I pull the whole thing out.  Seriously.... things could be way worse.

So, I'm knitting intrepidly on the garter neck portion.  I'm thinking I should finish that and be able to sew things up by early next week.  At that point I will determine if I should proceed or toss this project into the UGH bin for a second time.