Thank you all for the birthday wishes. They really brightened my day! It's not every day a gal turns 29...uh...30...or did we agree on 35?
And these were also a highlight of the day! Are these not the coolest flowers ever? One of the guests at my little party last night was fellow knitblogger Janet of On The House. She made this bouquet of felted roses just for me!
I love how rich they look, and the soft texture of the felting.
I think the variegated ones are my favorites.
If you want to make some yourself, Janet graciously sent me the link to the pattern on the Berroco website.
I didn't have time for any knitting last night, but I did manage to finish the cast on for Deep Purple (aka Silver Belle) today. This was no mean feat. There are 428 stitches on that needle. I know. I counted them. Many times.
The pattern calls for a 24" circular. I defy anyone to get 428 aran weight stitches on a 24" circular and retain any measure of sanity. I used a 32" and those babies are on there tighter than a tick in a dog's ear. There are 50 stitches crammed between each set of white markers. I'll be moving up to a 40" on the next row.
I really wanted to show you at least one of my recent rescued projects, but it was ninety-freakin'-seven degrees here today and a woolly FOtoshoot was absolutely out of the question. Tomorrow is supposed to be significantly cooler. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. For those of you in places where fall has fallen, could you please send a little cool air this way?