Monday, February 26, 2007

Fair isle, Pinot, and the Oscars...Perfection


I worked at Mosaic this weekend and organized the Ella Rae amity. Looks good huh!








I stopped in on Sunday too. I got to see Purl and another pug stopped in! His name is Curbie (He's in the pic above). He was about twice as big as Purl with twice as much extra skin too. They chased each other around the shop. It was pretty cute.



I had the bug for a new project and I picked Red Light Special from Brooklyntweeds blog. Like Mimi, I too have been wanting to expand my knitting range. One of the things I have on my "skills I wish I had list" is fair isle. A fair isle hat seemed like a good starter project and it seems like a lot of people are making this hat, so I assumed it's a good project. It has a silk lining which will be excellent in cold weather. For the outside of the hat, I'm using Silky Tweed in navy, forest green, light blue, and chocolate. Here's a pic of what I've done so far...
It hasn't been very difficult. There are only two colors on every row, so it's pretty easy. Most of it I knit while I was watching the Oscars. That brings me to my best and worst dressed list. I thought the best dressed was Reese Witherspoon and Kate Blanchett. For the most part, I was unimpressed this year by the clothes. Reese was by far my favorite! The worst dressed were Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman (It's the Oscars, not Christmas she looked like a present I swear)and the absolute worst was Kirsten Dunst (there have only been a few acceptable dresses in fashion history with feathers; stay far, far away).






Not only did I knit while watching the Oscars, I also had a nice glass of Pinot Noir. Since everything I do must be knitting related, I had to find a wine that fit the bill. Thankly, I found Dyed-in-the-wool! It's a good wine too!




I took another picture of the ecowool sweater I just finished so you can get a better look.

12 comments:

Mimi said...

I also agree with your dress picks... Renee looked AWESOME... makes me want a deep wine sweater...Where did you get that wine? I think it would be fun to serve at a knitting circle or somehting. Cute picts of the pugs by the way!

Loren said...

I got it at a Fresh Market in North Carolina. They might have it at the Fresh Market in Roanoke though

jennie said...

I've had that wine! My friend Julie found it in an Earth Fare in N.C., thought of me and bought it.

Is that cardigan from Knitting Nature? I LOVE IT!

Nan said...

Oscars bring out the creative side in us all: I finished my quite fabulous Maggi Knits shawl (chocolate and blues). I know that Meryl Streep wanted to look a little different on the Red Carpet...I would have put her in a deep chocolate full length crepe draped dress and my Maggi Shawl with a hand carved, fairly traded, wood and silver necklace and nut earrings! and perhaps a pine cone or 2 in her updo!!

Loren said...

Yes that cardigan is from Knitting Nature, it's the first pattern in the book.
Mom, send me a pic of your shawl and I'll put it on my blog!

Knitress said...

Fair Isle is lots of fun, no? Yours looks great. Only two colors in a row is the traditional way of doing it, and doing it in the round means you never have to purl in two colors, which is less fun.

Bel said...

LOVED the sweater...and, Gang, it is even better in person. Those Oscar dresses though...I also think that Jennifer Hudson looked great. What drives me bonkers is that they all have perfect skin. Flawless. *sigh*

Loren said...

They don't have perfect skin, they have great make up artists!

Gina said...

You'd have perfect skin if you had airbrush makeup,a makeup artist, personal chef to prepare super foods, massage therapist, facialist, and a million dollar pair of earrings to frame the face!

Phyl said...

The Amity makes a great entrance!

And the fair isle hat was amazing!

It was great to put a face with your blog! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Blissful Debbie said...

Loren, loved the sweater. I saw it in person and it's beautiful. Great job. I thought Helen Miran - don't know if I'm spelling her name right - had a beautiful dress, also. She looked like a million bucks. As a "woman of a certain age", it's nice to see that you can still look gorgeous.

Gina said...

Blissful Debbie! Thats Debbie's new blog! Check it out!