Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh, Phooey!

I did not win the audition. :( Darn! Oh well, next time, perhaps...

Meanwhile, I just wanted to say:

Thank you everyone, for your supportive and kind comments!!! They always mean a lot to me, but I really appreciated them during this crazy stressful time!!! a small token of appreciation, I will organize a little contest for my next post... I will try to get it all together this week... stay tuned...

I actually did manage to do a little knitting here and there:

This is the sweater from Kate Gilbert's Peapod Baby Set. (The pattern is free, but you have to register with the Knitting Daily Site. It's possible to unsubscribe later.) The yarn is Louet Worsted weight (which was more like DK weight), and the wooden ducky buttons are from M&J Trimming here in NYC. It was a bit of a juggling act keeping track of the pattern, the edging and the button holes all at once, but I think it was worth it.

And this Tulip Cardigan... yes, it's the one that was so crazily popular about a year ago... I got completely caught up in the frenzy of it all and managed to buy a kit, but after seeing soooo many people knitting it and blogging about it, I sort of lost interest and just never got around to knitting it until now...
I must say I totally love this sweater. The yarn is beautiful, and it passed the "Mommy Gaga" test with flying colors. (The "Mommy Gaga" test: I show a knitted item or its picture to several of my friends who are Mommies. If they totally flip out and ask me to knit one for their kids, it passes the test.)

I'm slowly working on this Afghan by Barbara Walker (I'm using Cascade 220 superwash):

Squares #1 and #2

Squares #3 and #4

Squares #5 and #6

And here's another Knit in Action:

Modeled by the supremely cute Miss "A", this is the February Baby Sweater from E.Z.'s Knitter's Almanac that I knitted about a year ago.


  1. sorry you didn't win. auditions suck. nice knits, though!

  2. This morning I thought I got spammed, but I was blown away, by your comments! Thank you so much for taking time to read AND comment each and every post of mine. I'm glad you are back. Sorry about the autition though. Your Baby sweater are all cute. I'm thinking of knitting the Februrary sweater with some of my handspun, just to get something done with it. Your squares looks wonderful too. I like the colors and they are so perfectly knit. The model is a cute one, and the sweater looks so cozy on her. I'm glad you are back! ;o)

  3. the baby sweaters are all adorable!

    sorry about your audition. glad to see you're back, though.

  4. Sorry about the audition, but beautiful sweaters! I always love seeing the Knits-In-Action!

    I think I may throw my hat in the ring for the June edition of the audition... if they even invite me, I'm coming to NYC for a visit!

  5. LOVE all of your sweaters, but I have to say my favorite one is the tulip cardigan :) Beautiful work!!
    Can't wait to see your BW afghan finished. I love the idea of a sampler afghan.

    To answer your question about the ruffle...Yes, what a great idea for a dishtowel with a ruffle. I bet you could even add the ruffle to a store bought towel to dress it up. Thanks for the idea :)

    happy knitting :)

  6. i'm so sorry to hear about the audition! it looks like you've been doing some fabulous knitting, though! i especially like the colors of your blanket squares. : )

  7. That's too bad about the audition. The sweaters are gorgeous!

  8. stunning sweaters....

    sorry about the audition.

    actually all the trim was single crochet on the kimono... the only i-cord was at the tie... wish I could do more than single chain LOL

    Next up one more kimono and a BSJ :-)
    I think knitting for babies is really fun. Wish I had been able to knit when mine were little... they aren't too big now, but are picky about what they wear :-(

  9. I'm sorry you didn't book that audtion - your last post really took me back to my days as a talent - I don't work in the theatre professionally any more, and auditioning is one of the things that I really do NOT miss at all . . . I think it's so wonderful, though that you have TWO performance gigs :-) You are clearly very talented!

  10. So sorry you didn't win. But your sweaters are really winners! They look great!!

  11. I really enjoy seeing your knitting projects. I find myself liking all your projects, and sometimes I don't know how to write that down without it sounding repetitious. The 'knits-in-action' picture is precious.

    It is always a joy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my virtual knitting room. I want you to know that you brighten my day.

  12. Sorry to hear the auditions didn't turn out the way you wanted.

    I love the little sweaters. Makes me wish I was knitting when my kids were younger. I really like the colors you are using in your afghan and WOW what a project that is.

  13. Sorry about the auditions - sounds like you worked so hard too. Thanks as always for the eye-candy that is your beautiful knitting. I just love your eye for color!

  14. Sorry to hear about the audition. I won't bore you with what popped into my head when I read your news, but it will work out.

    Both sweaters look great. Way to go on passing the Mommy test. I call it the "oooooh factor". Same diff though, huh?

    So, on your BW afghan, are you not going with the 4th color? I've wanted to go this afghan for so long now. So many projects, so little time or money!

  15. Adorable knits you've got there.