Saturday, June 16, 2007

Erin's body is done! I will set it aside to work on the sleeves of the Shirt Tail Hemmed Fair Isle that has been languishing for no reason for a year. I seem to have developed an aversion to sleeves.






The Erin swatch looked fine, the dark red at the bottom of the mythical beast not being out of proportion to the other three reds to oranges. In the entire sweater, the red is WAY too dark and creates a line through the sweater that is distracting. Sometimes swatching just doesn't work right. The button is a blown up photo of the perfect button for Erin. Central Yarn Store in Portland, ME is about the only store left that has a large button selection. Fortunately there were 14 of these buttons so I have a spare. The white going down the front button band is thread set where the buttons go.

Long time since I blogged on this blog but we have been travelling in the RV. Recent trips at http://otrafrommaine.blogspot.com/ Can you believe that we made a 3,500 mile trip and never set foot in a yarn store? Too tired at night from all the day activities to knit so not much was done though I did have the Shirt Tailed sweater with me. Also had Joe's all over rib ragland since I can knit on it without watching. Well I should have been watching as the sleeve ragland is a lot smaller than the body raglands. Rip it!




Gardens are spectacular this year and not due to extra attention. They have been established now for six years and the perennials are so massive they choke out the weeds pretty much on their own. So nice to go sit on the deck off the sunroom among the flowers and just enjoy the warm weather and all the bird songs. Even what weeding we are doing is enjoyable.

9 comments:

Laritza said...

That is one lovely Erin! Set up a competition for the sleeves one pattern repeat on one, one on the other. It goes faster than one at a time. Dunno why :D

AnneB said...

Thanks Laritza. What a great idea! I sure do have enough size 3 needles to set up both sleeves at a time. Thanks.

junieann said...

Erin is gorgeous and the flowers are just beautiful. And I am envious. My yard has really gone to seed. The ice and frost got everything and I just haven't done anything about it. I am not much of a hand at gardening.

I am bad.

Hope the back is better soon. Between us, we have 1 half-way decent back! (g)

Rebecca said...

Your ERIN is beautiful! Love your flowers, too.

Sheila said...

Erin is wonderful! the garden looks yummy. I love Maine flower gardens. Enjoy some time at home.

Lorri said...

Not to be a pest but I would love to see a picture of Shirt-Tail. It is up next on my to do list and I get such inspiration from you. Happy knitting!

AnneB said...

Thanks for the comments fellow knitters. Lori - take a look here on my blog back to August of 2006 or use this URL
http://tinyurl.com/2ofwzf

Photos of the Shirt Tail there and go backwards to see how it progressed.

Brigitte said...

Hi Anne...I think Erin is lovely! And the red is not too dark, I don't think I would have noticed had you not brought it up.

Sleeves...ugh!

N. Maria said...

Beautifully knitted neckline. Do we get to see the finished one? I love to!