Sunday, December 02, 2007


My 100th post!

(and thankfully, the 21stC internet connection speed has been restored!)

Lots have been happening around here since I last posted.

Christmas tree went up. Lily did it all herself, again. Great job, kiddo!

Rusted Root was finished.

I love the finished Rusted Root (although I cringe at the name every time). I modified the leaf lace panel from the original pattern and used a branching lace lace instead, suits me much better. I also didn't pick up and knit the ribbing at the neckline - I like how the stocking stitch rolls slightly and the neckline was exactly where I wanted it as it was, so I left well enough alone.

Being a wool/cotton blend, however, it is a little warm for even a Melbourne summer, so I think it will be tucked away 'til Autumn...

...and I may have a new job to start the new year, shhh! More will be known soon, but suffice to say, 9 years in retail hell is enough!

all in all, it's been a pretty exciting week. Great way to start December, really!


Christabel said...

Yay! Many congratulations.
Love the RR in black.

Miss Muffy said...

Oooh, must put up my x-mas tree!
I agree that "rusted root" is a pretty awful name. The sweater looks great though!
Jealous of your weather - it snowed here this morning!

Rose Red said...

Congrats on 100 posts, and the possible new job (how exciting!). Your top looks great, I agree both about the name and the neckline!

Carson said...

So glad to hear things are looking up for you!
Tree looks really lovely.
Top looks perfect (also agree about neck, name and lace mods).

louise said...

Hi there Kylie,
New job, Christmas tree-a-la-kiddo, knitting brilliance and 100th posts, it all sounds fantastic. Big congratulations from me.
xoxo lj

Janette said...

RR looks great! Like the modified leaf lace panel too.

Congrats on your 100th post.

knititch said...

lovely sweater. melbourne summers. i was always so fascinated as a child that it would be summer in melbourne when winter here. my mother was after all born in melbourne, australia, from danish parents in 1926. strange strange story.
and about the reindeer. a real stuffed reindeer. so swedish.

Michelle said...

Lovely tree, and lovely knitting! I made the 'Rusted Root' top last year, and really loved the pattern- but yes, the name is pretty cringeworthy.

Live 2 Knit said...

Congrats on your 100th!!!!

I can't help myself ... great root :oP

kgirl said...


very quick, Katie!

Madge said...

Congrats on your 100th post...fingers crossed for the new job (I worked retail for 4 1/2 years and it almost killed me!)...beautiful tree.

Hope the rest of the month contines so well for you. Bring on the egg nog to celebrate!

Madge said...

P.S. RR loves fab with the mods you've done. And in black. Rock on.