Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A birthday and a new project

Last week, I spent the week cleaning, in preparation of my little guy's birthday party on Sat. The party was wonderful. Everyone had a good time. There were 4 pounds of chicken cutlets, a huge tin of baked ziti, and brownies...all made by yours truly. All the kids went home with Halloween tins of treats as goody bags:

The birthday boy (he's FIVE now!!) eating cake with a fake smile:

And the second the guests left on Sat., guess who cast on for a new project? Yes, that would be me. I am making the Eyelet Cable Raglan from Adrienne Vittadini's Fall 2004 book, and I'm using Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in shade 9. It's going quite quickly...I'm hoping it's just because I'm using a larger size needle than I normally use (a US 7) and not that I'm that speedy. I finished the back last night:

If the rest goes this quickly, I may wear it to Rhinebeck next Sat.

Next up: The Scarf Cowl from Knit Picks. I have one hank of Shimmer that I am hoping will make gauge. I can't see why not though...both Shimmer and Shadow, the yarn used, are laceweight.


Gina said...

See you at Rhinebeck. I'm going both days.

goodkarma said...

Happy birthday, little guy!

I'm very interested in your Adrienne Vittadini sweater... can't wait to see more.

Jennifer said...

Ooooo... I really need to look at Knitpicks free patterns.

Happy birthday to your little one!

Abbey said...

He's just so cute, Karen.

... and all of this talk about Rhinebeck, and knitty cruises, and zita has got to stop!... it's making me majorly homesick. No news yet, btw.... but we should hear soon. Cross those knitting needles.

D said...

Oooo! I Love that Vogue Pattern and the color you chose. That will look smashing on you.

I doubt if I will make it to Rhinebeck this year...too much on the old plate and only 24 hours in the day lol

Wear it in good health and enjoy!