Sunday, June 24, 2007

berries and a spicy sweater

Summer is here, and the time off work that I never thought would get here has finally kicked in. I have been on a bit of a blog hiatus, as I've been working hard to finish projects, catch up on sleep and just enjoy the newfound freedom. In my quest to eat at home more, (I've decided to postpone the denial of a cleansing diet at the moment, in favor of the indulgences coming out of my own kitchen) I've been cooking hard. These lovely berries became a cobbler that was breakfast and dessert one day last week.

In addition to the cooking (risotto! cupcakes from scratch! red beans and rice!) I have also buckled down HARD on knitting up the UFO's, and have completed the Rosedale cardigan at long last! Behold the splendor, lounging on the 31 steps...


...and the not-so-splendid pic, taken in my messy bedroom mirror. Clearly the unblocked Rosedale is not the most flattering accent to my scruffy flowered sundress, but you get the idea.


I have never been so tired of a sweater in my life as I was of knitting this thing. The last part; the collar in corrugated ribbing, was the crowning touch, requiring all kinds of concentration and 2 balls of yarn and some ripping and re-knitting. Nevertheless, I think it's a cute enough knit, and actually cozied up in it the other night at Mocha Java. It is spectacularly unsuited to our climate here, and I can only imagine it'll get its major use on trips to the mainland, or on the Big Island, up at Volcano, where the night temps regularly hit 40's.

On to bigger and better things!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

don't forget to take your rosedale to haleakala! it'll help you survive a predawn trek for sunrise and could protect you from a too-close encounter with a silversword. won't you also display the exclamatory intarsia on the upper back? i get a kick out of that feature.

Opal said...

the rosedale is so wonderfully cheery! i'm sure you'll enjoy her once the birth pains pass. :-)

KimS said...

Rosedale is BEAUTIFUL. I imagine that's Noro yarn-- right? (I could probably read through past entries to find out, couldn't I? Ahwell, it's late.)

congrats on finishing her! I'm about to start a lacework shopping bag (size 15 needles-- very hippieish)-- figure I'd better do something just for me before I find out if this is a gal or a guy in my belly next month. I'm sure I'll get the urge to knit only baby clothes once I know.

Rebecca Clayton said...

Pretty! Congrats on your "School's Out!" moment, too.

Acornbud said...

Rosedale is so lovely. I am tempted to make one, too, hah. I found myself browsing the new colors on Webs online. Love the raspberries.

Reya Mellicker said...

Berry cobbler is the best breakfast in the world. Yum!

And your sweater is fabulous! It's so nice to see a pic of you, too!

Are you recovered from your bout of ailments? Hope so.