Cold, drab February days inspired more all-over Staghorn cable knitting. Now, a whole year of on & off knitting has paid off!
The design is the Beach House Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, Interweave Knits Summer 2010. The size is 38¼” bust circumference, which gave me a 2″ +ve ease.
Not surprisingly, the Cascade 220 worsted yarn was a trouble-free choice. So was this pattern – I was able to just follow it to the word.
Thanks entirely to this lesson in cable knitting, saddle shoulders and a shawl collar, I am looking forward to the late-February snow forecast with some glee.
Believe it or not, this is a sweater-in-progress. It started life as raw CVM wool from the Spinning Loft, and I love it. It’s a *flick & card 2 rolags per spindle, spinning, and repeat from * end deal.
A good, relaxed tortoise’s pace. I shall keep you posted.
Why leave Martha idle when I could have some fun? Last night I dug deep into the fibre stash & got this Miss Babs Polwarth dyed top out. I have 8oz, and am tempted to spin a 4-ply yarn.
It is driving out some discontent. As anything that looks this much like the Caribbean sky on a sunny day is bound to do for me.
Lace in its crumpled infancy. Starting this Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole ate a chunk out of my Saturday. The blue yarn is TechKnitter’s Belly Button technique for starting a centre-out piece. Sanity saved!
Knitting my spindle-spun Bronzed Chai yarn is just so interesting! I love how Sivia Harding has designed the beading, and this is my first counter-pane pattern.
Thank you to everyone who sent wishes for Toby. His eye healed in a few days. Apart from needing eye-drops x6 per day, he is much better now.
There’s no concern about any neurological damage. It took him a bit to drop the act but his walking is back too. All it took was the doorbell to be rung at night, and he flew up the basement stairs in a flash.
This spring is going to be for learning! The 2013 Spring String Thing is Friday, April 26, 2013, through Sunday, April 29, 2013 in Lebanon, Ohio. I’m very excited about my classes, staying at the Golden Lamb again, and getting a tour of the Stringtopia studio.
Right after that, I am also going to Sarah Swett’s Weekend with Wool presented by the Spinning Loft. It’s Friday, May 17, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Brighton, Michigan.