Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Finished Object, or Two...

Success! This is almost my first sweater. When DS was five years old (when dinosaurs ruled the earth), I made a little raglan sweater for him, that turned out wonderfully well. He wore it till it wore out. And now, I've made one for myself, only a few decades later! Loved the pattern, loved the yarn, love the fact that it fits! And here's the first completed Monkey Sock. The second one is underway, but as I need to keep track of the pattern rows, this one will be a knit-at-home sock. I've also started a pair of socks to knit on the go, in a self-striping, almost-Fair Isle yarn, that's turning out to be really beautiful. Pics soon.
This cold, clear morning deserved a photo, and can you believe the gorgeous protea on the right? I think this is a South African native plant...it seems to be thriving in the frost. The morning this was taken it was minus 3 degrees C. (about 28 degrees F. for your Northern Hemisphere types), so it's pretty impressive that this plant looks so good.
As you see, the cats weren't deterred by the cold, and they had a fine time prowling the yard.
Check out the frost in the foreground of this pic...you'll note that Chloe has wisely decided to stay under the leafless tree, where there's plenty of sunshine and the frost has gone!
So, this is the week we hope to have approval of our house remodel plans from the local Council. Keep your fingers crossed!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

The sweater looks great on you and just in time for the frost. And yes the Monkey socks needs tracking to get the pattern correct. They look wonderful.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wonderful pics. it all looks so lovely, I'd never have guessed it was that cold. your sweater looks great and you look beautiful. fingers crossed for you.

Tanya said...

Lovely sweater! Good for you for finishing it. Cats look happy and the scenery is beautiful as always!

Chookyblue said...

Hi
Nice jumper....good frost...doesn't look like the weather is going to improve any time soon....

pat said...

Your sweater is gorgeous, Dianne!! and you look beautiful in it! The lavender heathered yarn is so pretty...I'm guessing this one will be worn often.
Is THAT your yard?? What a gorgeous landscape and view!

Patti said...

Consider them crossed! What a wonderful job you did on your sweater!

McIrish Annie said...

Lovely color on you! no need for a sweater here today,(it's about 100), but I am wearing one in the office! LOL

the socks are great too!!

Lily said...

Good luck with the council!

And well done on your finished knits! Love that the jumper fits - that would be my biggest worry!

And self-striping yarn is my idea of fun :)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sweater looks great and you have definitely put the wrong age in your profile-you look like a girl!
Pleased the rain has let up, just drizzly here, Tracey

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Congratulations on the finish, and it looks perfect. It's a nice shape. I'm still plugging away with mine but I've farmed out the troublesome sleeve to my Mother today yipee. Must be cold down your way - I have never seen frost, only snow.

Jeanne said...

Your sweater is beautiful and looks terrific on you. Your socks are great, too. Seems like everyone is making socks, but me. Do I need to learn to knit?