Yes Regis, it is. It is washed & blocked and I am very pleased. I did do some decreases across the cables before I did the seed stitch but I obviously know where I have to do more!! To answer Matthew, I love cables and the more involved the better. The Alternating, Seed Wishbone & Loose Braid cable are all quite straight forward & intuitive. The Lorgnette (S) cable is going to take a little longer to memorize and I will be checking the Baroque Cable every RS row!! I don't like all of my projects to be as mentally challenging but once in a while the rewards are worth it!!
Kenny - The FLAK cardigan (I've officially decided!) and the Jaywalker socks are for me. I don't think that anyone could pay me enough to knit socks for money. I always have a pair on the go in my purse because they are so compact and easy to pick up & put down. The Daisy Meadow Shawl is for a client.
Renee - When I know up front that I'm not getting to keep what I knit it doesn't bother me. I would have a hard time knitting something for me (or my kids) and then giving it up. It's a state of mind for me. And if I really love the FO I just knit it again!!
Here is the blocked Tumbling Blocks cushion cover:
I will be able to sew on the Kaffe Fassett Fabric with my new sewing machine!!! It turns out that the gears were broke on the Athena - being a 31 year old machine, 12 of them with me I think that she did just fine!! Add in the fact that the gears were nylon = bonus points for Singer. It just wasn't cost effective to repair her. I will miss her but look forward to breaking in a new machine - not literally of course!!!
And after a lot of searching I found the Japanese knitting store (sorry - no website) at Woodbine & Hwy7 (Ontario, Canada). I told Teresa (the owner) that she should walk around the mall and introduce herself to all of the other stores. Almost no one knew that there was a yarn/knitting store there - and she has been there for quite awhile!!! I ordered 2 magazines and they should arrive in about a month. Gorgeous magazines - worth the wait! I also picked up more dream/wish/lucky star strips - like I needed a new addiction.
Finally - I just had to take a picture of this!! I know that parking spaces were hard to come by, but this is a textbook example of desperate!!!