Sunday, February 17, 2013
Did you miss me?????
So....I do have some things to share this week!
DD's socks are finished and they fit nicely! They are pretty wild, but typical Opal quality. They will serve her well for many years.
I have both pairs of the "Pole" mittens finished. (Details for pattern are in the previous post if interested....scroll down a bit.) In an effort to make the green pair a little larger, I went up a needle size - to 2.50 mm. I much prefer the fabric I get on 2.25.
And, the last thing I have finished is the Creedence shawl. Although it is not blocked. (hanging head in shame).
So....what's next? I swatched for a sweater this morning, hoping to cast on later this afternoon.
Placed Cable Aran from an old Interweve Knits magazine. I knit this sweater several years ago, and managed to ruin it when for some unknown reason, I thought I could wash it in the machine on the 'hand washing" cycle. What was I thinking??? Yes - it felted! So...same yarn, different colorway. This basically off-white yarn does have subtle slubs of color. It's Kathmandu Aran weight. It's a Merino/Silk/Cashmere blend. I love the yarn, and the sweater was a favorite of mine - a throw on over jeans comfy, oversized sweater. And, I have always been partial to Cowl necklines. So, looking forward to this knit - both process and project.
I've been using this basket for awhile now, and it's shown up in blog photos. Several people have PM'd me asking about it. So, it is a black ash basket that I made back in 1989.
So, better hush for this week, and hopefully I'll be back next week with a half-finished sweater to show you, and a blocked Creedence Shawl. Who knows - perhaps some other goodies too.
Oh - my Valentines Day was super. The party with the preschoolers was so much fun! And DH gave me a gorgeous Orchid.
Sofee was recently reminded me that this blog has her name in it too!..... so, here you go little girl.
She's been sans sweater for the last week or so and doing pretty good, so hopefully her allergies are settled down till next summer. Seems to last a little longer each year - just as the Vet predicted, I am afraid. She's well worth the hassle though! Oh - and she loves the new arrangement for BG. She is all about being the only child in the house! Bad doggie..........