Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Veil and Knitted "jeans" for Nola

Just as a reminder that a blog, while revealing much about a writer's personality, only gives its readers a partial view of the blogger's life. For example, my former doctoral supervisor visited Pater and I this weekend, arriving Sunday afternoon and leaving Monday noon -- and that is as much as I would ever tell you about that. Those of you who have gone through a doctorate will know how significant this relationship can be. Those survivors will also know how small the academic world one can be, especially concerning those of a supervisor's stature. So that except to say that the visit was successful, and without defining that term, I will draw a veil and move on to showing you another Finished Object, this time a little pair of denim pants, cuffs and all, for Nola.

These are made of the same Rowan Denim I used for the Indigo Ripples skirt, and even after the first wash-and-dry, it's showing that great denim fading that's a big appeal of this yarn -- and makes up for the hands being left blue after each knitting session.
I'm so pleased with myself, getting all these projects finished off finally -- I'm working on the button/buttonhole bands for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan and then just have to graft the underarms to have a pretty new fall sweater. Also finishing off a second sock so I'm feeling quite justified in perhaps casting on in the next few days. BUT ONLY if I finish my course syllabi today. You heard it here. . .

10 comments:

  1. Oh, those pants are très mignon! I can just see her toddling around in those.

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  2. Oh so cute! And they will only have more personality with each wash.

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  3. Handmade pants, wow! Now where do you get all that energy from! Entertaining, traveling,working..I bet you sleep 9 hours too ;)

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  4. Blog veil. I love that term. I have one of those veils myself. Mine is of old lace. Crocheted, I think.

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  5. Pseu: I like to imagine her toddling around as well, altho' I shouldn't be hurrying one minute of her life ahead. Crawling will do for now.
    Jillian: They really will get better and better -- the Rowan Denim is great stuff!
    Metscan: So funny! I've just been thinking how lazy/non-productive I am 'cause I haven't been getting at my academic work enough. . .
    LPC: I was thinking of some fine old devoré velvet but crocheted antique lace would do too;-)

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  6. Mardel: They are pretty cute, aren't they! I can only imagine how uncute they'd be on an adult, but on a wee one, knit jeans will work.

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  7. Absolutely adorable! (The pants, not your guest.)

    There was a Canadian company, Robin Knits, that made very appealing (non-childlike) knits for adults. I wore them all the time, and miss them.

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  8. Duchesse: I love wearing knits, but it's hard to find ones that flatter the 50+ middle. . .

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  9. I hope the "fading appeal" is done appealing before Nola's mama puts them in the washer....

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