Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bad Blogger, Bad Blogger

I know!  It's been forever!  Now I remember why I always stopped blogging.  I get really busy and then don't have time to blog, but this time I will just keep pushing on.

Since I last blogged, I have gone upstate to do a show as part of the Bard Summerscape Festival.  I'm doing "Of Thee I Sing" and playing a disgruntled Southern beauty queen named Diana Devereaux.  It's a very old Gershwin musical, written in 1931 and it was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  It's a very funny political farce and I'm having so much fun!  The campus is really pretty, even though it is in the middle of nowhere and I'm going a little stir crazy, and the show is going to be really great.  The cast is awesome and I think that the audience will like the show.

Now onto the knitting :)  

First things first, confessional:  I did use my sewing machine to seam my sweater....and I liked it :)  It was so easy and the seams look great.  Now I just have to put a neck on the sweater and it will be done.  I'll save that for later.

I made the Lelah Top from ravelry and I love it!  It was so easy and it turned out super cute.  I will admit that the yarn I chose is a little warm for the hottest of days, but perfect for late spring or a cool summer day.  This was my first attempt at lace and I loved it!  I can't wait for my next lace project.  

I am onto my second goal, SOCKS :)  I bought a book at The Point about socks on two circulars and I love it!  I got through the first sock and am almost done with the second.  They turned out only slightly wonky, which is passable, in my opinion, for a first sock.  I will say that I did have problems with the pattern.  I don't know if it was just me, or if there are mistakes in there.  Has anyone used the Basic Sock Pattern by Cat Bordhi from Socks Soar on Two Circulars?  If so, let me know if you found any errors.  

I'm also knitting some things for a cute baby girl that belongs to a guy in my cast.  She is only 7 weeks old and is so precious I started yearning for fiber as soon as I saw her!  I'm knitting a Sun Dress for her.  I will probably also knit the matching hat, as well as some booties!  I'm using my leftover KnitPicks CotLin from my skirt.  I had 4 skeins leftover, so it's perfect for Vivienne this summer.

I ordered yarn for two very fun projects.  The first is an A-Line Dress that I hope to wear to a wedding or two in September.  I'm using the suggested yarn which is Garn Studio Safron in Navy Blue.  The second is the Arbor Sweater by Melissa Burt.  I love it and think it will be perfect for late summer/early fall.  I ordered KnitPicks Shine Sport in Terraotta.  I loved knitting a baby sweater recently in Shine Sport, so I'm looking forward to using it for me!

I think that catches me up on my knitting.  Between my show and my knitting, I'm keeping busy.  Oh, and my brother did sign his contract this week, so he is now officially a Green Bay Packer!  Flynn #10!


Rima said...

Oh my God! That lace top is sooo cute. You did such a great job.

Lynnette said...

Your sweater is adorable! And I'll be cheering for Matt :)

Yvonne said...

Amanda, the lace top turned out beautiful. You can certainly create a light stole for the times you'd like to wear it when it's cool. Great job!