Wednesday, April 11, 2007

FLIC in progress

Here are some pictures of my Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan in progress. I have finished the back and one front and now my Addis are here I have started on the 2nd front.



This is the detail of the lace panel on the front. The colour in this picture matches the actual colour best.
This is the toe up sock for the mystery recipient. I had got up past the heel but I didn't like the heel and so I ripped the whole thing out and started again. That was a practice run anyway, I learnt a few things by doing it so it should be right this time.

On Monday morning we wandered up to the outlet village, which of course includes Borders. Because I left empty handed last time, and because I had a 20% off voucher, I bought this.....
and these ingenious little bookmarks which clip on the side of the page so you know which line you finished on in your book. Perfect for knitting patterns, especially the FLIC cos you have to follow the main instructions and the lace panel at the same time.

The finale of Life on Mars last night was very good, but I'm still a bit unsure as to what was real and what wasn't!! If the past was real, how did he know stuff about the future, and if the future was real, then what he did at the end would have meant he couldn't have survived in the past after he did it!! Hmm, now you people who didn't watch it are wondering what the hell I'm talking about, ha ha ha!!

6 comments:

Nina said...

You're right, you cwazy! :o)

The lace inset is really interesting. I like the "sculpting" and the three-dimensional characteristic of it.

Toe-up vs. top-down: Is it easier to get the toe rounded, going toe-up, rather than those pointy corners I'm getting going top-down? Grrrrr...

Seahorse said...

FLIC is looking great! The bookmarks look really handy - I'll have to look out for some.

LoM was great wasn't it!? There are some 'answers' from one of the creators here:

http://blogs.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ianwylie/2007/04/life_on_mars_the_answers.html

Seahorse said...

Ok, that link probably won't work! Google 'Life of Wylie' and it's the first result.

nanatoo said...

Are you a quick knitter or am I slow? ;) It's looking great, that lipstick shade is so vibrant.
Yes, aren't the bookmarks useful? Not seen those before.

acrylik said...

Wow, FLIC is looking fantastic and that shade is absolutely gorgeous. Those bookmarks are excellent, I shall have to look out for some.

Webbo said...

I'm going to really miss Life on Mars. I'd tell you what I think really happened but I don't think that's as important as the knitting! I want DI Cartwright's jumpers (esp that green lace wrap from the penultimate episode) and I secretly love Chris's cabled tank top from the finale. I wonder if the 80s follow-up will be full of colourwork numbers.