Friday, April 24, 2009

so good

Lucy posted the pattern for her emerald fingerless mittens.  Of course, moments later I was searching through my stash.  I found a grey yarn with the correct gauge, perfect.  Unfortunately, the yarn is a little fuzzy and the cable/bobble pattern was lost.  However, a fabulous pattern that I will most definitely make again.  What's that?  The scarf?  Oh, I LOVE it, too!  I bought it here
And a little behind the scenes photo for you.  I usually have one of my three assistants work the remote.  They can work it like champs.  Charlie doesn't like my music (which is constantly blaring through the house) and as he was snapping away he was also sneaking back to turn off the music.  Busted!
Look what is also busted.  I dropped the cookie jar this morning just as the lightening hit and our electricity went off. 
A few other things that are so good:
-Hilary's patterns.  I love this.
-I have also always wanted to make a market tote.  I really like this one.  It would be great out of some sort of organic cotton.
-The weekend!
Have a wonderful one.  

63 comments:

Sandy said...

I love these pictures- all of them. And the mittens are so pretty.
I saw a really cute market tote pattern in a knitting magazine (wither Vogue Knitting or Knit Simple) and I was very intrigued!

Flurina said...

i LOVE your blog - always looking forward to new posts :-) you made my day - and have a great one as well. hug, flurina (from the alps...)

Stephanie said...

I thought I saw a cable design in there, but thought maybe it was just my eyes. Very pretty though and great photos!

TD wool design said...

sorry about your cookie jar! those mitts are great and the scarf. i was so tempted...
the market bag is such a good idea. with something that nice, maybe then i wouldn't forget to take it in the store with me.
have a good weekend with no lightning, i hope :)

Robin said...

WOW. Lightening, power out and a large crash... memorable!

Your photography is so inspiring.

Poshyarns said...

Oh no, I hope you were able to save some of those cookies!

APA said...

Feeling down? Just visit here. A total pick-me-up and reminder of all things good, even broken cookie jars for the sweet baking smells that shall bring delicious moments, a storm soon forgotten. Super freaky cool, you are!

Be the weekend, in sun and joy!

XO,
Ana

Celestial said...

Such fun pics. I love that Charlie is sneaking off, so cute.

Nora said...

I almost bought that scarf...

nova said...

Clearly, you need to get yourself a new cookie jar. These things are important.

Sarah Jackson said...

What a bummer about the cookie jar!

I have been stalking Martha's shop for one of those scarves. I'm dying for one of the brighter colors.

Jane said...

oh...thanks! I'm suppose to be saving money! I love it all and I think I have yarn in my stash to make that adorable sweater AND the market bag. Have a great weekend Leslie!

MadMad said...

OMG! I was going to comment on all the other stuff but was distracted by the RUINED COOKIES! OH, NO! That's A TRAGEDY, I tell you, A TRAGEDY!

Tell me the truth, though - did you dust them off and hope for the best? Cuz I might have.

Knitterella said...

Love that too - and the market tote!

Sorry about the cookie jar. At least the bright-side is the next one you buy can be BIGGER for all the yummy cookies you make :)

A wonderful weekend to you too!

Hilary said...

Aw, thank you so much for the shout-out!! I am blushing. :)

I adore your new mitts...and your scarf...and your whole outfit, really! Sorry to hear about the cookie jar...but new cookie jar shopping does sound like fun. Have a great weekend!

lucy said...

i wish it was possible to dust off the glass and eat them but that would be risky. sorry for that. another batch would do.

Love the outfit and those mitts!!!

Jackie said...

I love the mitts, and so sorry about the broken cookies jar.

Meggie said...

Love the mitts, Les! Too bad about the cookie jar! They were some awesome lightening bolts earlier today...wow!

UNIFORM Studio said...

:)
so glad you like it!
and I agree with a previous commenter -a bigger jar is definitely in order.
happy weekend.
xo

Kendall Micayla said...

Beautiful gloves! I love the yarn you used, it really looks lovely!

evergreenknits said...

What beautiful photos! They have such a lovely sense of light and texture to them.

And, as sorry as I was to hear about your cookie jar, I got a bit of a chuckle thinking about the fact that you thought to photograph it straight away. that's when you know that blogging has woven its way into the way you think...

Yuliana said...

sorry bout the cookie jar.
And about the market bag pattern, I thought it looks very similar to the one at knitty, except the top on knitty is garter, and the etsy is stockinette
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTeverlasting.html

Alison Boon said...

Pity about your broken cookie jar and the loss of good cookies. Seems like you have a stack of things to make you smile this weekend. Hope it's good fun.

R a i n said...

Oh no, are those the shortbread meltaways? :(

Thanks for the link to the Trina patterns, it's so cute.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ok, now I really need to know what music you blast in the house...

kim said...

Oh, I love this post - so many great links! The mitts are so great, even though you can't see the bobbly bits. And that scarf!!! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Alisha said...

Your evil Leslie! I now have two more things on my wanna knit list....those mitts and that sweater....thing is I don't knit fast like you! They'll be on my wish knitting list forever ~sigh~

Your poor cookie jar:( And all those cookies...oh no.....I made these last night so I know what you've lost there.....they are so darn good!

Erin said...

Those Mitts are so cute! The scarf is too. You even managed to make a picture of a broken cookie jar cute...although sad.

lucky knitter said...

Nice mittsand scarf! Sorry about your cookie jar :(

LaughingFamily said...

Love the mittens. I may have to make a pair as well. Although, I must admit I have a hard time motivating myself to knit when it is 85 degrees outside!

raining sheep said...

Cookies look amazing! I could also use those gloves today....it snowed AGAIN here. I am sooooo sick of it...I am running a half marathon tomorrow and it's going to snow and rain in combination. How much does that suck!! I NEED your little gloves.

theknittingcowgirl said...

Leslie I am so sorry of your cookie's jar... But the mittens are wonderful: they look very soft!!
Have a nice week-end you too!!!

Rachel said...

Great fingerless mitts!

julesinseach said...

What a sad fate for those yummy cookies.
Boo.
Hoo.

I just want to reach through the screen and touch those mitts. You did a beautiful job. Gray is one of my favorite colors.

Truly, Julia

Lin said...

Lovely mitts. My son is the same ... hates the music on!

iknitipurl said...

Sounds like a great weekend. The mittens are really cute, thanks for sharing the link.

stitching under oaks said...

love your mitts...that combo with the scart is great. course, I'm sure you didn't wear them this weekend...way too hot! Thanks as always for the inspiration. I'm waiting for the heat wave to end to bake those cookies.

beingbeatrice said...

Gorgeous mittens!!!

Karen L R said...

So many fun ideas for projects! How to choose???

Kristyn Knits said...

I love your "see it, knit it" attitude! you and lisa are alike. I'm more of a marinator...the pattern is printed...maybe soon.
but the cookies will be sooner!

thinkingmama said...

Lovely mittens! fuzzy yarns do obscure cables and bobbles but they're usually really snuggly to wear.

t does wool said...

pretty mitts...too bad about the cookies...and all that mess...

pricklypearbloom said...

Dang, bummer on the busted cookie jar!

The mittens are so pretty, even if the pattern was lost a little bit. That fuzzy gray is great. And the picture is great too.

Seanna Lea said...

We've got three or four of the reusable market bags and they are starting to wear out much faster than I really wanted them to. I might have to make myself a market bag as soon as I get done with a couple of really huge projects!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love the picture in the middle best! your house is so lovely (was there any doubt that it would be?) and i love that sneaky face!

Cathie said...

Knit picks has a kit for a very nice market bag. It's made with organic cotton and you get enough yarn to make 2 bags and it's only $20.00 for the kit! The yarn is so nice, very soft!

Kara said...

Love those mitts. And I love the hi-jinx of your assistant. So cute.

tiennie said...

Oh no for the cookie jar!

Love the snapshots of glimpses into your life!

Cinnamonamon said...

What a cutie...sounds like something my little imp of a 4 year old would do. Love your photos... :)

pamcjordan said...

Here's another knitty market tote pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTbyob.html

The seed stitch at the bottom helps it hold it shape nicely when filled. sorry about that cookie jar!

Nicole said...

mitts and scarf ... so good
sneaky photographer ... also good
busted cookie jar ... not so good

btw ... great idea about the market tote ... organic cotton would be wonderful

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh dear! Poor cookie jar. Poor you with a broken cookie jar and cookies mingling with glass bits.

Your mitts are super fabulous, though. There is that, at least!

Journeying Five said...

love the mitts...so sorry about the cookie jar though!

hurrayic said...

Were you able to salvage any precious cookies? :)

Gretchen said...

have a great weekend! love the snapshot of your assistant sneaking off. great!

Mo said...

I love those mittens!! I need to make a pair or two. ;) Sorry about the cookie jar. That stinks. :( LOVE the shot of your little guy behind the couch...too CUTE!

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Victoria Mattison said...

I love these mittens but alas the blogsite doesn´t seem to work. Do you by any chance have the pattern?
Thanks, Vicky x