Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Good Thing

It’s almost September! How did that happen? I may need a sweater in a couple of months. Good thing I have one on in progress!

Body Notre Dame de Grace pullover
This is the body and partially-unattached collar to Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery from the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. I’m knitting it in Cascade Ecological Wool, which is very wooly, and so I lurves it with a deep and abiding passion. Comments on Ravelry suggested that the sleeves were written very long, so I have seamed the shoulders and tried it on before attempting the sleeves. And since I need to make the sleeves 3 inches shorter than written, this was a good plan. Good thing I can do maths! (I like how the Brits and Canadians say maths instead of math–makes it sound so much harder.)

I also swatched for Amy Herzog’s lovely vest, Sebasco.
Sebasco swatch
Amy designs such attractive sweaters that there are many I would like to knit, but at this time, a vest, especially one that opens like a cardigan, is what I need, so Sebasco it is. The textured stitch is the daisy stitch from Barbara Walker, and it is fun to do and really a great look. The yarn is Wool of the Andes in claret heather: good thing I had this in stash. Amy knit hers in Ultra Alpaca for great drape, but my eyes and nose don’t let me do the alpaca thing. I really think my eyeballs will burst out of my head in a gush of tears if I ever handle baby alpaca again. Alpaca is not a good thing at chez Molecular Knitting.

However, a tasty cocktail is always a good thing (except perhaps for breakfast). This is a Royal Gingersnap.
Royal Gingersnap Cocktail
It’s royal because it calls for Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, and it’s gingersnap because it also contains Domaine Canton ginger liqueur. It has other things in it, especially something that makes it orange, probably OJ, but I don’t remember what they are exactly. I just pick out the cocktails and then drink them. M does all the technical stuff, including occasional maths with fractions.

And finally, what could more of a good thing than masses of flowers at the Sacramento Farmers’ Market?
Flowers at Sacramento Farmers' Market
Flowers at Sacramento Farmers' Market
The man who sells these is always beaming; growing acres of flowers must be good for the soul.

Thanks, BTW, for all the reading advice from my last post. I’ve been trying some things out in the graphic novels and space operas, and I’ll give an update soon.



7 thoughts on “Good Thing”

  • Oh, that sweater and swatch look so wonderfully wooly. I love the Notre Dame de Grace sweater, and it’s one that I would like to knit some day. Lovely flowers!

  • Lovely knitting…and yes, it’s good you like wooly. Those will be, definitely. You’re about Alpaca as I’m about Angora…cannot be in the same room with one…in fact, when I do fibre fests, I have to be careful to have my booth situated away from anyone with an angora rabbit.

    Those flowers are gorgeous.
    (((hugs)))

  • Beautiful. . . all around! I have always loved the Notre Dame de Grace sweater. It’s long been in the queue-in-my-head. Can’t wait to see yours completed!

  • Notre dame de grace! I recognized it the second I saw it, I love that pattern. Yours looks really gorgeous too! I hear it’s a little oversized on the shoulders too, by design. But so gorgeous.

    That vest is going to be really nice too, I love the stitch pattern.

    Flowers! This cool weather has been bad for the veggies but fabulous for the flowers.

  • Oh, those flowers are STUNNING! It’s hard to imagine needing a sweater at the moment, but I know it will happen.

    Knowing the maths is a handy thing. 🙂

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