Here Comes the Sun
After a few days of rain and cloudiness, the sun finally came out yesterday, so I got to show off my Mauve.
I was channeling Naomi Campbell and was a bit on the difficult side. Thanks to Patrick for being patient with me. I really wanted good photos of the skirt.
Project: Mauve by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan #36
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply in Deep Aubergine, 12 balls (This yarn is discontinued, but it's fingering weight)
Started/Finished: January 17, 2011/February 3, 2011
Modifications: Did two more rows of decreases to make the waist smaller
Notes: I loving it! Why did it take me five years to make the second skirt?
...And the Winners Are...
Thanks for the comments on my blogiversary post. It took longer than I thought to corral Patrick into choosing a winner since he liked all the comments, but he finally broke down and chose Dorothy and Angie as the winners of Home-Ec 101 book when it comes out late next month.
I think he's a sucker for comments that mention him.
However, since I'm feeling a bit Oprahesque today, I would like to make everyone who commented that day a small handmade gift of my choosing (Sorry, no car!) . Perhaps it may be a hat, mitts, potholder--whatever--but it will be in the several months or so.
I appreciate all your kindness and encouragement.
You're all winners.
It Takes An Army
Last week, I was surprised when I heard about The White Stripes breaking up. I thought that they had broken up some time ago especially since Jack White has been so busy with so many other things.
So, to honor Jack and Meg, here's Seven Nation Army. This song and video stopped me cold when I first heard it.
By the way, if you like Jack White, Bono, Jimmy Page, guitar music, or documentaries, I highly recommend It Might Get Loud. I wouldn't know a chord it a stack fell on top of me, but I love watching people who love what they do and learning about the process.