Sunday, June 18, 2006

I couldn't resist

I have too many UFOs as it stands: J's Rowan Denim sweater, the tape yarn Shapely Tank and a pair of socks. Actually, that isn't too many UFOs, is it? I'm actually feeling guilt about consigning the beige blob to the frog pond. (It's still in the shallows, I haven't frogged it yet).
Well, that's my justification for having cast on a scarf in a lace pattern with the yarn my Secret Pal sent.

This is a lousy picture, because the light is too dim for no flash, but flash causes whiteout. It's a lovely yarn to handle and is making a snuggly scarf. The pattern is a simple 4 line lace. I think it might be called arrowhead lace. It's worked over multiples of 6 + 1. I cast on 25 stitches.

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K1 *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 (repeat from *)
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K2 *yo, sl2kwise, k1, pass2sso, yo k3 (repeat from *, k2 at end of final repeat)

It has rained all day - probably not enough to water the garden properly, but enough to keep us out of it. The kind of weather for sitting on the deck in sweaters (or a snuggly scarf), drinking lattes.
This sempervivens lives there all year round

As does this beaded lizard we got from the Danby show a couple of years ago.

I've been looking into the history of the lemontop - not finding much beyond references to Pacitos in Redcar and Stockton. Found a lovely list though: 101 reasons why it's great to live in the Tees Valley. In at number 12:Eating a lemon top while walking along Redcar beach.

I'm personally giving thanks for 58. Never having to suffer a hosepipe ban thanks to 200,000,000,000 litres of water at Kielder Reservoir. and 86. Food innovation - grateful chocolate lovers can give thanks to Billingham-based Johnson Matthey for its development of the catalyst which makes chocolate melt in your mouth and not in your hand.


Emma said...

Fab pics,as ever.
Is it sacriligeous for me to say that I don't like lemon tops ? !!!
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Anonymous said...

Teeside! How wonderful. I was looking at the pictures of the transporter from a few days back, and thinking how familiar they looked. My husband lived in Teeside, for about a year, in 1985 and keeps in touch with friends there. At the time, he worked for Tioxide. We both have lovely memories of Teeside and try to visit whenever we're over the pond. With regards from Chicago.

Pennie said...

cute blog, enjoyed reading it. I liked the gecko :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the gecko, and really like what you are doing with the yarn! May try out your pattern myself....
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Mully Nex said...

LOVE the beaded lizard!