Thursday, August 15, 2013

Theme-a-licious Airborne August Check-in



Gee whiz, I completely forgot today was the 15th! Good thing I woke up at 5:30 from generic stress. Yay...?

Anyway, it is dark and dreary today, so I don't have great pictures for you.

I've been working on Dancer. Although she (he? I still haven't decided) doesn't have wings, she can, of course, fly.
She does not, however, have a head yet. The colors in this picture are so far removed from reality, I almost changed the picture to black and white!

And now, folks, for a theme-justification worthy of Jo, I give you my start on Twinings:
You may be wondering how the heck this sweater fragment fits with the theme. Well, in the near future I will be flying to London, where we will most likely visit the original Twinings tea store, and this sweater is named Twinings. Also, I will be wearing it someday, and I can fly. Given that I have, you know, a ticket for an airplane. Achievement Unlocked: Justification Station! Also, your eyes do not deceive you: there are three strands of yarn attached to this piece. This is because the four skeins of yarn I ordered were fairly wildly different in color variation when they arrived. I was too nervous to even switch them off every two rows, so I'm switching every row. I'm also making up a new size because neither of the two smallest pattern sizes are really my size...it's like the Three Bears of pattern sizing...so I'm hoping my size-in-between is "just right". Should be interesting... This was supposed to be my Campy Loopy project 3, but since I couldn't get gauge for my original choice and I had to do two swatches for this one, I only cast on a couple days ago.



So how is August going? Is your needle flying, or do you feel like your wings have been clipped? Please add your link below (to your check in post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Our next post will be on the 31st of August, when we'll wrap up Airborne Augst and talk about Sampler September!


9 comments:

Shirlee said...

Lovely things being produced by those needles my friend! How exciting that you will be heading off to London soon! Have you been there before? There's a great fish & chips shop I can recommend ... just ask : )

cucki said...

beautiful...so pretty.
enjoy your days x

Jackie said...

I love how you fit your sweater into the August Theme! I followed your logic perfectly!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That shoe-in is totally worthy of me!

I have some jokes-

What do you call a blind reindeer?
No idea (no eyed deer)

What do you call a blind reindeer with no legs?
Still no idea

Rude version contains swear word - please email for details LOL

Tiki said...

Dasher looks great. Have fun in London.

Karoline said...

I like your justification for the sweater! Nice progress on Dasher.

Where are you planning on visiting in London?

Melanie said...

I can get behind that logic. :)

Andrea Holme said...

Haha, an inspiring shoe-horn!

thegreytail said...

looks like I posted pictures worth as an update 3 hours too late. bah.
I'll put my stitched seagull under the arm and go home, he might turn out good for another time. ;)
hugs and happy xxx,
chiara

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