Tuesday, September 12, 2006

End-of-summer productivity

I've been feeling very designer-ish lately. First off, I'm a sample knitter for Great Knit Designs, Ada's fantastic knitting software company. My assignment is a skirt and sweater set, and I just love this idea -- it's so 1960s. I've been cataloging stash yarn, trying to figure out if there's something I can use.

I went down to visit the Laguna Beach crowd (including the CNITUs), and knit CNITU2 a new hat (he's outgrown the old one.) It was fun to design while I could try it on him. I wanted sort of a party hat with a floppy tassel -- I had to rip almost the whole thing back once, but it turned out really cute!

Here it is off the model.

And on the model.

I tried to get a closer side view, but of course if I came near him he just turned to smile at me, and I ended up with a big blur. But a really cute baby smile every time, which was nice. He's the happiest little guy I know.

We visited the beach on Friday -- what a great day! CNITU and the DH made a huge hole in the sand.

CNITU2 just ate sand. He loves eating sand.

Saturday Sis and I went to the LYS, Strands and Stitches, and picked out yarn for a throw for Sis' new couch. It's beautiful, all creams and browns and blues and greens. I'm planning to use the Great Knit Designs software to design it.

Meanwhile, I've just been swatching, sketching, and planning for the holidays. Oh, and the secret project is a lovely FO, but I can't post it until Christmas!