I don't know about you, but once the heat wave passed I felt a serious need to multitask. And when I multitask, it's time to play Let's Click a Thumbnail:
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Now that the heat wave is over, I'm working on my Fiery Bolero
, bay-bee! [Project details here
.] It's a pretty laidback knit, as it's worked entirely in one piece. (Sleeve construction is done via increases.) And have I mentioned how much I love Debbie Bliss's Cathay? She deserves a gold star on her forehead for coming up with this one. I liiiiiiiiiiiike it!
Remember the Phil Eponge I bought
to knit a baby Flowery Cardigan
? [Project details here
.] July was going to be my starting month so I pulled the yarn out of its ziploc and got cracking on the back piece while riding in the car to Isle d'Abeau
on Saturday. I was there all day and evening, and managed to work on the piece a few times during the day while visiting with friends. I didn't get a chance to work on the cardigan while riding in the car on the way back because it was midnight and I was busy digesting the champagne [!] and honkin' enormous barbecue we had for dinner. I look forward to knitting it, though. The back and front of the cardigan are knit in one piece and there's some colorwork which should make it fun.
Of course, I'm still playing with my new sewing machine
. The bi-yearly SOLDES (or sales...magic word, that) started in Lyon last Wednesday and one of the (many) things I bought was some lightweight fabric at La Maison des Tissus
in La Croix Rousse
, which is just a walk from my home. Of course, I couldn't resist the call of the flowery fabrics so on Sunday afternoon I pinned, cut and started sewing one of them into a petite sundress
. Oh la laaaaaaaaaaaa!
*We head off for vacation next Saturday and this week is my son's last week of school, which of course means that he has been invited to parties and playtimes and lunches. I've got something going on every single day this week, but I'd love to finish my Fiery Bolero before I leave so I can take the baby Flower Cardigan as my travel project. Send an extra pair of hands.