Friday, August 22, 2008

Weather Talk

It's been raining here all week. I'm glad, because we really need the rain and because it seems like more knitting gets done on rainy days. I'm nearly finished with my scarf already and I've started a new project too.


It's the beginning of Nothing but a T-shirt using Brooks Farm Yarn Willow, a light worsted weight superwash wool/bamboo blend. I had a tough time deciding what to knit with this yarn. I tend to be attracted to variegated yarns in the skein and then I never know how to use them to their best advantage. Simple stockinette stitch and casual styling was the way I decided to go and so far I think it's working. The colors are aligning nicely with no major pooling problems.

I'm also happy with how neatly the first hem went in.

Viewed from the Wrong Side

Back to the rain. I'm not sure how it will affect the fishing this weekend, but we'll know soon enough. We're heading out for Matagorda after lunch to try our luck. The lures are packed and ready to go.

One of Every Color

Let's hope the fish are hungry!

If we catch something good, I'll report in on Monday as usual. Otherwise I may wait until later in the week. Matt and Carly are coming for a visit (arrive on Monday) and there won't be much time for blogging or knitting while they are here.

Rain or shine, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Wow the hem looks amazing! Good luck with the fishing!

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  2. I've never hemmed any knitted garment, but now I know who to ask for help if I ever do. It looks great!

    Please post a photo of the completed scarf sometime.

    Have fun on your fishing trip.

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  3. Love all of the colors of the lures. Maybe with all of the rain you will catch lots of fish!

    The knitting is looking great! I checked out the pattern. It will look real nice on you.

    Happy weekend! Enjoy your family time!

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  4. My grandpa said fish bite better in the rain. But, we were lake fishing so who knows if that works in your case. Have fun! The NBT is going to be great! (I have mine on today);-)

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  5. Happy fishing. I will be interested in seeing what bites!

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  6. Lovely work on the hem. And I think the yarn is a good match for the pattern. It is lovely yarn! Enjoy the weekend and Matt and Carly.

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  7. I love the subtle colors of that yarn. Should be a very pretty t-shirt. Have a nice visit!

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  8. I like the colors of that yarn. The t-shirt looks great so far. I've never had major pooling problems with Brooks Farm; it is excellent quality yarn.

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  9. That's going to be very pretty - have fun fishing and have a great weekend!

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  10. That yarn is really nice and I like the colors.

    Wish I could say we've had rain all week. We've had clouds, but then nothing happens. Today, we had a little bit of drizzle. We'll see if it sticks around.

    Have a wonderful time on your fishing trip and catch lots!

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  11. Have a great time! The start of the tshirt looks awesome. I've been eyeing that pattern.

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  12. Everyone is right, the hem looks great. I wish we were getting rain here in Michigan...the ground is bone dry. I get tired of watering by this time of year, but I must say we were blessed far into the summer with frequent rain. Happy fishing and enjoy your visit.

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  13. Love the shirt so far, the colors are lovely. Have a great time!

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  14. The yarn in stockinette is simply gorgeous....and i'm envious of your hemming abilities! :)

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  15. Ohh - that's going to be really pretty.
    I hope things don't get flooded there -
    I love your positive attitude - the fishing should be grand.

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  16. What a cool pattern! And you did a great job on that hem - I'm always messing mine up - missing a stitch here and there.

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  17. A knit t-shirt! What a great idea. It looks great so far. Love the yarn.

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  18. Those soft seacape colours are very restful on the eye. I've never hemmed a garment but it looks like a neat technique to know.

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  19. Great looking hem. I like the way this one is knitting up.

    Hope Matagordo was filled with lots of fishing and knitting. Happy summer.

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  20. That hem is sweet...the shirt is looking so good! I'm really smitten with that yarn your using--great colors. Rain is the best weather for knitting ;o) Happy fishing! ((HUGS))

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  21. Beautiful hemming job, Tracy! I love when the inside looks as good as the outside.
    Guess who's going to be your neighbor come next June... Well... neighbor in the sense that we'll be in Texas for sure. Closer than we are now. We'll get to use that rain check.

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  22. THe hem is great. Thanks for a great close-up. Hope the fishiing is fun. We are going tomorrow looking for bass again!

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~Tracy