Thursday, December 15, 2005

Winter knitting

I haven't bored you with any photos of my knitting progress for awhile, so here goes.

This is the second winter I have been working on the sage green sweater. (Once again, the photo does not do justice to the color.) I really want to finish it while it is still cold enough to wear it. I am working on the armhole/sleeve area.

Now that the sweater has become Job One, the cashmere scarf is getting less attention. I still add a six-row repeat every now and then, though. I'm getting better with the lace pattern (knock wood) and don't have to refer to the pattern so obsessively.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the new yarn shop in town, The Village Knit Wit, and was seduced by the Baby Alpaca Grande, which is wonderfully soft and pettable. It was snowing. I needed a scarf. Right? Right???

Naturally, Katie has to get in on the action, especially since the photo shoot is taking place on her chair. I never could get her to move. You'll have to believe me when I tell you I am using a brioche stitch, and the scarf is currently about twice as long as what can be seen in the picture.

Despite what you may think from these pictures, I am not totally obsessed with blue. Katie, however, is totally obsessed with dangly string.

"But Mom, you tempt me!"

In other news, I haven't been sleeping worth a damn and I haven't done any spinning. I hope to do some of both this weekend.

[PS: What is it with the Weather Pixie? Even when it was -5 F, she was not wearing a hat or gloves. Seriously, girl, put on some mittens.]

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Very pretty.