Thursday, February 19, 2009

10 Favorite Things-R edition

I saw this meme on Knitting Reader's blog and volunteered to play along. 10 of my favorite things:

1. The Red Sox--it is a cult, once they have you, they suck you in, and that's all she wrote. Not that I object to belong to this cult, I am an enthusiastic member.

2. Red wine--enough said.

3. red accessories. I generally don't wear red clothes, I feel like they clash with my hair (I may be wrong, but I don't risk it). I love wearing/having red accessories though. A watch with a red band, red handbags, red wrist warmers, etc.

4. riding my bike--it is incredibly freeing to feel the wind whip past you.

5. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade--it makes me think of my first year in high school color guard (yes I was/am a geek). Also I love the drama in the piece.

6. Reading.

7. Ravelry (this is a knitting blog, I am a knitter, and I am running out of ideas, this is harder than I thought)

8. Roses-not as in a dozen red roses, but as in rose bushes, salmon colored roses, rose gardens, etc.

9. Rose & Driftwood--a photo by Ansel Adams. That photo made me want to buy a camera, buy black and white film and create. I bought a print of it for my studio when I was in law school, and I still have it on my wall in my current apartment. You can see all the detail of the driftwood, you can practically feel its rough texture. You can see the fine lines in the rose petals, you can almost feel the contrast of the silky petals and the rough wood.

10. A Room with a View-loved this movie. From the love story to the soundtrack, it is just beautiful.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Another Noro Striped Scarf

I know everybody and their mother has made this scarf, but there's a good reason, I think. Its endlessly entertaining because no two parts of the scarf look alike. Even though scarves are easy for me to stall out on, this one got finished because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.



I also have some modeled shots in my bathroom mirror.



Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Knitting Update

I feel like I haven't really posted any of my knitting for awhile. Part of this is due to the fact that I don't really feel like I have done much knitting lately. That said, I do have two FOs to share, one is a Christmas gift.
Girasole by Brooklyn Tweed, knit in Cascade Ecowool. I finished this just before Christmas, but do to space constraints I wasn't able to block it until I went to DC.

Next I have Gretel which I made with the left over EcoWool.