Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cables and Acrylics

What have I been doing today?  It is a rainy Saturday, and unlike others who hate rainy days, I need them!  It allows me to reset my pace and catch up on a few indoor things that have been on the back-burner for far too long.  I finally moved my painting upstairs, and working in the sun room (even with the rain out the open windows) is a lovely way to spend the afternoon.  I am doing a painting of an old Italian Villa, with two villages in the distance.  You can see that I painted a whole village (just needs a few more trees) in the second photo.
 Still lots to do, but I am pleased with the work so far.
 On my needles is a chunky coat, made with a gorgeous merino superwash by SMC.  You can find it at Elann HERE.   I got 15 balls in burgundy for the coat.  The pattern is from Simply Knitting 103, March 2013.
 The yarn is more burgundy than the flash allows, but the textured cable weave is wonderful.
I usually only knit my own designs, but when I see something as cool as this, I just have to knit it!  I am on the last sleeve, and will post photos of the finished coat.


Elizabeth said...

I love rainy days too. I don't have to feel guilty about not doing all that work that needs doing in the garden. The knit coat looks like it will be gorgeously warm in the winter. I have yet to attempt a knitted sweater or coat. I feel quite intimidated!

JanetofNQ said...

I have just wandered in amazement through your knitting and sewing blogs. Such creativity, such style, such incredible speed! You are a genuine inspiration; thank you.