Archive for July, 2008

Brighton update.

FINALLY finished knitting Brighton from Knitty Spring 2008.

I tied up yarn joins (yes, I knot on a bag or anything else that will be heavily used) and wove in ends as best as possible in a lace pattern.

Yesterday I dug through my fabric stash and found these for the lining and pockets.

Still not sure about the handles but that will come to me once it’s together.

Off to wash and block!


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Another quick update

The girls finished the school year a few weeks ago. Mira will enter 4th grade in the fall and Arianna will be starting middle school.

We have been keeping busy with trips, visiting friends, and sunny days spent swimming at the beach whenever the weather allows. (sadly today will not be a beach day- rain, rain, rain!)

There were a few days spent in the mountains of Switzerland with some evening moments on the porch knitting Brighton.

Not a bad view to knit by.

And Brighton has been growing bigger each day.

It’s turning out quite nicely.

Also made a little skirt for Mira from the book sew what! SKIRTS. There are some very cute patterns in here and the authors give clear instructions for making any size. I’ll have to try one for me next. I love wearing skirts in the summer.

I made it to go with this little top

but I pulled her away from friends to try on the skirt so there was no way I was going to convince her to find the top to wear too. Some other time.

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New stuff coming

A few months back WordPress, my host, changed how things are done as far as posting and uploading videos and pics.


Most people love the new formatting so I’m sure it’s just me. I’m not trying to bash WordPress at all. It worked great for me for a long time but it’s time to move onward and upward.

So, a new site will be up and going on August 1 (fingers crossed). Watch here for the launch announcement and some fun new stuff happening by the beginning of September.

I’m still knitting, more and more these days. It’s the perfect thing for me to do at the beach while the girls play. Brighton is even moving along at a chipper little pace. It only took me 7″ to get the hang of the pattern – not sure what the mental block was on this one.

Oh, and I just got a new computer, a Mac. Love it but need to learn so much more about it!

I have been checking in on everyone and all of your fabulous projects. I’m jealous and inspired to do so much more.

Happy knitting!

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