Monday, December 10, 2007

What I did last weekend: Illustrated version

Our new deck

Our new deck

After 20 kajillion trips to the hardware store, Dave and Mike finished piecing together our backyard deck.

New project!

I bought two-way stretch jersey for a new project: yoga leggings.


This is the Noro Iro (75% wool, 25% silk) that I'm using to knit fingerless gauntlet-style mittens. I started and ripped down and started again this weekend.


Olivia said...

Ooh, what a cute deck, and deckchair...and trellis, and bush and leaves!

I like your mudroom too.

Wool and silk is a nice mix. Have you ever used it before?

And you'll have to tell me more about the knitted yoga pants.

lunaliar said...

The wool-silk blend acts mostly like wool, and it's single ply, so it's tricky close to the work, and if you're not careful it will tangle.

The pants are a matte jersey with 50% stretch. I plan on making the body of them purple with a roll-top waistband and leg cuffs in the light mauve.

P.S. The chairs aren't done yet! They're supposed to be a bright red laquer, though Dave *promises* he's going to finish painting them soon!

Olivia said...

Oh wow, bright red lacquer *drool*

I am mystified by the idea of matte jersey yoga pants....Here's a question: why are so many yoga pants roll top?

MattJ said...

DIY - In my country that stands for 'Matt, step away from the hammer, we've beenn through this before' :D

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

That sounds like a great weekend, and that is beautiful yarn.