03 April 2008

All Very Blue

Here is me wearing my Ice Queen (and not wearing my glasses, so please excuse the slightly maniacal and myopic look!) - the weather's actually been cold enough to need it this week! What's great about it is it's so light and soft and warm, and doesn't slip off (like a shawl or scarf) cos it's a tube. Love it.

And here's where I'm up to on my Bellydancing Boobholder by Stefanie Japel... this is a seriously fast knit! I'm up to the 'putting sleeve stitches onto waste yarn' bit after only a few days. I'm using the very thick German cotton which I've been trying to turn into a tank top for over a year now - time to move on!


Note the gaw-jus stitch markers by George...


The whole thing is knit from the top down. My adaptations have been to make the edging in seed stitch instead of garter, and to not do puffy sleeves, my upper arms are quite puffy enough, thankyouverymuch!

Main downer at the moment is the resurgence of RSI, so I'm having to rest my hands :p I keep sneaking another row in, and my family (knowing I'm in pain - my right wrist is bandaged after all) yells at me to "Stop knitting and just watch TV without DOING anything!! Like a BOY!"

My next job for the week is figuring out where I'm up to with Mariah, and getting back into it. I lost all my project notes when my knitting notebook disappeared, so I need to figure out which cable is up to where, and which decreases I'm up to at the shoulders, and - ugh, can you tell I'm putting it off?

ETA : hmmmmm, photos seem to have disappeared for some reason.... not sure what the problem is, will try to fix it!

17 comments:

  1. Oh you look lovely in that photo!!! That's a gorgeous photo. Maybe you should go around half blind all the time. ;-)

    Doing lots of great work, Jejune. Very nice.

    Oh, Mariah. You said the M word. I've been putting off trying to figure out where I was up to, too.

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  2. That RSI is a pain, non?
    And what annoys me most about mine is that it was caused by sewing and not knitting. Grrr.

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  3. I find it very hard to watch telly like a boy - although on very rare occasions it is actually quite relaxing...once I get over the feeling that something is missing!

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  4. oooh, your Ice Queen looks beautiful! Love the colour.

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  5. Lovely photo!! and the ice queen looks fab!
    Justy checked out the boobalicious thing - will look tooo good! LovelY!

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  6. Love the "Boobholder"! I took belly dancing classes and need something like this. Thanks!

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  7. The ice queen looks just stunning. But then, you could make a garter stitch washcloth look good. And hooray for the boob holder!

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  8. You do look stunning and the Ice Queen is beautiful.!!! Is it the big needles that are giving you RSI?? MY mum has the same thing- she's off to an osteopath(?)

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  9. Yes, great Ice Queen and you look lovely, not maniacal!

    Yep, we all know that feeling of putting off working out where you're up to. good luck. I predict it won't be as bad as you think and will be SO satisfying to get it going again.

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  10. I have to say that you look fantastic. That picture looks professional. Oh, the Ice Queen is lovely. I like the seed stitch substitution.

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  11. Now "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is on high rotation in my head! It's all lovely. Now, step away from the knitting...

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  12. How very lovely. The Ice Queen is just the thing when the weather starts turning chilly.

    It's hard when a woman can't multi task. I can't sit and not knit. When my kids gave me fifth desease my joint were swollen and I couldn't knit.....I feel for you

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  13. Love the wrap and how it brings out your blue eyes! They ARE blue, no? If not, the Ice Queen makes them look blue. Deepest sympathies on the RSI--it's a beast. And guys watching the toob, well they do have something in their hands at all times--the REMOTE!

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  14. the blue of ice queen really brings out your blue eyes, it really looks lovely! well done :)

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  15. Oh dear - what a pain,literally! I'm like you and hate idle hands during TV time. My physio had me kneading and rolling plasticene to give my tendons different work. You might want to try this if it's driving you nuts.

    That cotton looks glorious! Can't wait to see the finished object. As for the Ice Queen - what a lovely way to step out into autumn : ) BTW, you're looking fantabulous. Apparently a massive house move suits you?

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  16. Whoa! LOOK HOW PRETTY YOU ARE!!! No wonder Dotter's gorgeous!

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