Saturday, April 12, 2008

Almost too Gorgeous to Knit

I said "almost".
You would think these pics were from last fall, but they were actually from our hike last weekend. Some mushrooms that have hung on until now. (Or do some last all year??) I don’t know what is with my recent fascination with fungi, but I think they are so cool. The flowers are my ‘birth’ flower, Lily of the Valley, for the month of May. I believe they are relatively scarce, they have a few bushes of they here outside of the Folk Art Center and I couldn’t resist taking few shots of them.

Well, the plant life seems to cooperate better than the knitting as far as camera ops. Here is my Beryl cardigan in progress; this is a shot of the shaping at the side. The lovely pink that I’m so infatuated with seems to be a bit camera shy, as I can’t quite capture the detail of it.

Finished one of the Spiraling Leaves Fingerless Gloves by Lynne Vogel. This is a fun pattern that produces a gorgeous result with sock yarn. I’m sure I will get a lot of use out of these, and I hope I can finish the other soon.

Lastly, here is a shot of the gauntlet I’m working on designing for men, inspired by the armor patterns in my husband’s blacksmithing book. I’m using Ella Rae Classic in a steely blue gray, this one is a real challenge for me, and the design is constantly changing. Hopefully it will turn out well.

Hope you are all enjoying this Spring weather. Be well.


Wendy said...

Beautiful photos! i love the name of your blog hehe, it makes me giggle. Those Fingerless gloves you made are amazing! I love the lace!

Nano said...

Those photos are beautiful. And your knitting looks pretty darn good too. :o)

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

I love the idea of the armor-pattern-inspired gauntlets for men. Looks great so far!

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Lazuli said...

I love the fingerless mitts, and the nature photos. I just went on a hike recently in Pisgah Nat'l Forest, and I saw those white hanging bell thingies, but didn't know what they were. Do you know?