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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cabled Bag

Pattern: courtesy of LYS Knottygirl, Fairfield,Ct
Yarn: Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran bulky
I just finished this cabled bag up for my dear Patti. She requested I make her one for her birthday back in February, I'm just a little late, eh! Once I got done to it the knitting went really quick. I'm not very comfortable sewing the lining in but I did an okay job. Hope she likes it! In the lining picture the bag is hanging from my purple pole beans with some lovely sunflowers in the background. We might have beans by the end of the week.

Friday, June 29, 2007


So the debate went on and this morning when DH left he pulled back up the driveway to inquire which sofa cover was I going to get? Then his next words were not the blue one. Well, Master Ryan and I ventured to the lovely IKEA store and guess what..................the only other color they had in stock was blue! So blue it is, I think it is a nice contrast to all the green outside our windows. I'm done obsessing over a silly couch color. It's probably not the best choice avec les animaux mais c'est la vie!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Le Sofa en Rouge Oui ou Non?

Here at maison du Nowacki we finally got our first real couch. Now the dilemna is what color should it be? Ryan and I chose the red slipcover and the man of the house is not feelin' it. I said " But, red is the color of love sweetheart"and he said "ya now we look like we've got an orgy room. "

I had seen a red couch on a blog awhile back that I thought looked lovely so that's why I chose red. Now I'm thinkin' maybe it really doesn't suit our house. So please if you read this leave a comment on what color you think would be best choices are denim, beige, white and black toile like, beige and white checkered, red, blue and pink striped, or red on white type floral. Your comments will be thankfully welcomed!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ballet T-shirt

Pattern: Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca cotton, 2 stranded
I made this t-shirt over the weekend, very quick and easy knit. I wish I had done the correct cast on for the neckline because it is a little on the loose side. Also I might take out the waist and knit a few more rows on if there is enough yarn. Hurray for FO's!
Ryan and are headed to the pool and then he gets his retainer today. He is so happy that school is done. We are going to hit the beach hopefully tomorrow.