Finally, a shot of me modeling the finished Greenjeans cardi, blocked and with a proper button securely attached. I had to force Mr. Larj off of the couch and shove the camera in to his hands to get this but here it is. I would have preferred something a little closer to get the details but this is what I got.
Here's a close up shot of the button. You all know of my obsession with all things leafy. Believe it or not I found this at JoAnne Fabric. Perfect or what?
But wait....there's more unbelievable knitterly goings on. As of about a half hour ago, the Luna Moth Shawl came off of the needles after months of picking away at it. I started back to knitting on it last week only to discover that I was actually closer to finishing than I realized. So after a few nights of working on it and then wrapping up the edging today, it's done! Right now it's having a well deserved Eucalan soak and then off to blocking land. I'm thinking it should be fairly straight forward to block given the pointyness of the edge pattern. I have to say if anyone is considering knitting a lace shawl, this is a really great pattern. It's well written easy to follow and works up pretty quickly (if you actually pick it up and work on it).
I think for now I am going to work on a couple of instant gratification projects. I have a new toy, a 30 gig iPod that I picked up from a work pal. I cast on today for a felted case. Nothing fancy, just something to stash it in. I also have the itch to start in on a pair of socks. Not sure what pattern yet. I'll have to go down and stare at my sick sock yarn stash to get some sort of an idea of what I might want to make and with what yarn. I'm sure I'll be staring at it for a while. Any sock suggestions?
I also have this entire week off of work!!! Yay!!! I have a to do list of course but I am adhering to it loosely and will chip away at it a little bit at a time.
Also Mr. Larj has what appears to be a steady full time position with a reliable printing company. This certainly eases our minds a little bit and gives me a little breathing room regarding my own job. Not that I don't have some level of security but you never know when they're going to bring "the Bob's" in and start restructuring.
Everyone have a great week!! I know I will. I'll be thinking of all of you working away while I'm relaxing on my cabana with some iced tea, knitting and listening to my iPod. :-)