Thursday, January 13, 2011

snow day

Recent FO: Minimalist cardigan.

Mods: Tomcodgurl's cable panel in place of the stockinette panel, sleeves knitted in the round.

Yarn: mystery tweedy wool, 3 cones shown to the far left in first 2 pics of this blog post, knitted 2 strands at a time. Fairly coarse stuff, but I don't mind, especially for a grand total of about $6. I really like the fabric it made, medium gray to white with specks of royal blue, turquoise, purple, and black.

I was right; a smaller sweater knits up way faster. Only about six weeks from start to finish. It also helps that this was the kind of project where you barely ever need to look at the pattern, so it moves along quickly and can be worked on in many settings.

Now I'm clearing some UFOs out before I start another sweater for myself. Yesterday we got about two feet of snow (quite a bit more than there was when Jesse was cleaning off Scott's car, above), so it was a day of shoveling, knitting, shoveling, eating, shoveling, knitting. Thank goodness for extra winter woolens, as some were still soggy when we needed to bundle up and head out for another round of digging out.

Closed the evening out with a documentary about the Shakers. Of course, there was knitting on-screen and in my lap!
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6 Comments:

Anonymous CTJen said...

That sweater looks really fabulous on you!

11:26 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Lookin' good chickie! Nice snow too.

London still had more... :P

11:37 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

You look great! And so does the sweater :-)

We only got about 8" of the white stuff. Nothing terrible but it closed the state down. I think we were the lucky ones - most towns got way over a foot. It did make for a nice peaceful day at work for sure.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

OMG! I just caught up on all my blog reading!!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DEB!!! Hope it was wonderful!

9:51 PM  
Blogger Rani said...

That is some serious snow! Your sweater was finished just in time. I love how wool can shed some of that snowfall and keep you so toasty toasty.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking good Deb.! Congrats on finishing the sweater. Good choice it looks great on you.
Debbie R.

5:46 PM  

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