Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recently at the Met

The Met Lobby at night is magical...
Aren't these something wonderful? I suppose the Met could save money by skimping on flowers, but I hope they don't. The lobby is always spectacular. I went on Friday night recently, and it was not overflowing with people, you could see the paintings and, without an eternal wait,
you could get a drink and listen to music and admire the lobby over the railing.
This guy was right near where we were sitting, and quite handsome too!
This guy probably would not have approved of our drinks, but he was the very first thing I ever drew at the Met years and years ago and I have an inordinate fondness for him.

I have been staying home a lot lately, those of you who secretly harbor the idea that I have at least a touch of agoraphobia are probably right, except that I walk the dog 3 times a day, go to class twice a week and generally meet someone for an evening out at least once a week. But.... if I can stay home in my jammies I will, so there. I did finish the stole, and even blocked it, but then it seemed a bit small, so I thought I would extend it without redoing the cast off. I picked up stitches along the top and did an addition, hated it, took it out and tried again.

It doesn't photograph well, but I will give it a try later when Miss Ella and Sienna are not rocketing around the house chasing each other. (Miss Ella is my neighbor's pup who is playing with Sienna for the afternoon). So, for those of you who were wondering if I had given up, here I am, and I have been posting pretty regularly on the photo blog, so all is well. I may just rip out the addition and stick with what I have, we shall see. Perhaps I shall ask for votes from my reader.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

bead closeup

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Tryouts, I went for really subtle

Yep, I am knitting.... actually have already knitted, a triangular shawl using Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn Clark It seems to be available only used in the US Amazon. Well worth it. She gives you four increasing patterns, free rein to choose whatever yarn you want, one edging that works with them all, and then turns you loose to mix and match as you desire.

I wish I knew what this yarn was. I will have to trudge backward thru my emails to see if I can figure it out. I have a HUGE spool of it and though it is not the softest stuff in the world it is natural and softened up nicely in the bath. It is probably closer to Sport or DK weight than to Lace, but I decided I needed to use it and off I went. Three patterns later I decided to add beads...another option ... on the edges. Just 3 per scallop and nothing with big bling, I went with the pink ones above. You can barely see them, but they add a tiny bit of sparkle.

The shawl is on the blocking wires, pictures to follow when it is dry ... sometime in this century we all should hope. Romeo was especially helpful with the wires during blocking.
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