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the sun finally came out to play

by Michelle on May 6, 2008

So we took a few pictures yesterday. We were down in Tualatin, meeting Mom for lunch, but we were about half an hour early so we made a little side trip over to the little man-made lake in the center of Tualatin. For the first year and a half that I lived in the Portland area, I lived on this little lake. I miss the view and the geese, although I do like our house and living in SE Portland.

Nik and I ate dinner here on our first date:

Hayden's Grill

That’s Hayden’s Grill, and those are people dining lakeside while enjoying the sun, as Nik and I did on our first date. It’s on the south end of the lake; I lived in an apartment on the north end. (The path around the lake is only about 1/3 of a mile–all the way around–which is why I have a habit of referring to it as “the little lake.”)

The purpose of our side trip, though, wasn’t so much a trip down memory lane (although that’s always nice!), but rather for these:

Twisted Sky Socks

The Twisted Sky Socks, brilliant in the sunshine! (I love the brightness of those colors–and people’s reactions to them.)

And, finally, Flair:


(Is my hair getting too long?)


And a bonus, since I grabbed it on the way out the door, too. My Dream in Color shrug, which I knitted, oh, last summer, I think, but never managed to take pictures of:

Dream in Color Shrug

Dream in Color Shrug

This shrug is from the Dream in Color Shrug pattern, and is knit in Dream in Color Classy (the color is Spring Tickle). I absolutely love this pattern, and this yarn. I still want to make another one.

Tomorrow is my loooong day at work. I’m hesitant to get my hopes up, but if today was any indication tomorrow should be one of the better processing Tuesdays. Which means I might be done by 6:30 instead of 8:30–at least so long as the day doesn’t begin with a note like this. (That’s from two weeks ago–scary start to the day.)

Unless I collapse from exhaustion by the time I get home tomorrow, I expect to be back with pictures of the in-progress Charade sock (pretty, pretty yarn!) and Follow the Leader shawl. Amazingly, I’m making decent progress on both. 🙂

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by Michelle on May 3, 2008

It’s done, it’s done, it’s finally done! I took pictures, but the light was weird. So bear with me a bit here…

This one is pretty true to the color:


This one shows the texture, etc., better:


And here’s a better look at the cute buttons:


Laid out flat like that, it looks a bit like a toddler sweater. It is quite short, but I’m also very short-waisted. It’s possible that I should have made it an inch or two longer, but it’s pretty cute and I think it’ll work as is.

As soon as the weather cooperates (which should be TOMORROW, right?!) I’ll get some outdoor and modeled shots so you can really see what it looks like.

Oh yeah, a couple of details…This is Wendy Bernard’s Flair, made with Patons Classic Merino Wool in the color Leaf Green. It’s been long enough that I don’t remember how much yarn I used or many other specifics, really. (I know I had a surprising amount of yarn left over, but that seems to be an overarching theme with me.)

My Twisted Sky Socks are getting very close to completion as well–hopefully I’ll be posting with FO pictures of them tomorrow. 🙂

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