Sunday, July 08, 2007

What have I done in the last 7 days?

I started a spiral strap for the red glass cabochon that I have gone and reset. The original necklace was one of my first efforts and the glass piece could fal out very easily:
Resetting of the red glass cab

Then, I started on a new necklace. This one is all for me. Earlier this week, it looked like this:
New Chinese tourquoise casb

Now, it looks like this:
Chinese tourquoise cab

I still need to weave in a few ends. I wore this out yesterday without the fringe to get a feel for it and it definitely needed fringe. But as I started putting the fringe on, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I think it's okay now.

Then there was July 4th. I live here by the nation's capital and work over in Rosslyn, VA in Arlington. My parking spot at work is about 1.5 miles from the Memorial Bridge. The Memorial Bridge is the bridge between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery. So I went to a cookout, and then drove into work with some friends and went down by the river to catch the DC fireworks. The square structure is the Lincoln and the tall thing is the Washington Monument.
Fuzzy pictures from the DC July 4th fireworks

I also FINALLY got around to weaving in the ends from the Flower Meadow Shrug. I still don't know how I feel about shrugs, but this one certainly keeps me warm!
Finished Flower Meadow Shrug Finished Flower Meadow Shrug

I've also been chugging away at the Mystery Stole. Clue 2 is pretty easy and it feels like I'm flying through it. I did about 10 rows Friday night and another 16 or so rows yesterday.

And finally...

Tour de France!

Yes, it's that time again when I begin to obsessively watch the Tour de France (TdF). I've even joined the TdF Knit Along and I'll be knitting the Lara Pinwheel Sweater from elann. I got started yesterday with the Prologue:
Pinwheel sweater by Shelley Mackie
It's a circle jacket in cotton. I started on dpns and was able to move onto a 16 in circ that I remembered I have. So yeah, watching the TdF makes me want to go ride a bike. So much so that I'm skipping the morning presentation to go out riding by the Potomac! I can watch the Primetime showing :)


the lone beader said...

Tha necklace looks GREAT! And, green is my fav. colour:)

beadexplorer said...

The green cab looks great on you! I have also looked at the other picture where I could see your satisfied smile! ;)

Patricia said...

Ah I see now the details re the cab and strap! They both look beautiful, of course. And the shrug looks great too! I think I will try to make mine deeper though.