15 January 2007
belated 2006 photos, new for 2007
I have obviously been a bit absent, but still have been knitting. In fact, I have knit quite a bit. First, here are some photos of the Print of the Wave Shawl from Eunny . (I hope the link worked. I have had SOOO much trouble doing the links).
Not pictured includes the last of 2006. A pair of socks in Austermann Step yarn (with jojoba and aloe) with a short row heel. It was my first try at the short row heel and I like it but I imagine that the heels will wear out sooner than the normal heel that I am used to. I have to say I did enjoy not having to pick up stitches. Not pictured also includes the first fo of 2007. It is the Hourglass sweater with modifications. I will post a pic and info when I can. I am sad to say it is a bit larger than I wanted it to be but it will still be comfy and cozy.
And finally that brown blob that isn't showing up very well is the Vogue Knitting Fall 2006 Cabled Cardigan #19. It is coming along quite quickly considering that I cast on on 1/8/07. The goal is to have it done and wearable by 1/22/07.
Why such a set date you may ask? That is the day I start the BSRN program here and will then have limited knitting time. Also with all the snow in Denver I am needing as many warm sweaters as I can get my hands on. We are due for another snow this coming weekend, making it 5 weeks in a row. There is snow on the ground that is refusing to go away from Dec 21st! It has caused quite a mess including broken gas lines, frozen pipes and all kinds of other issues for the people here. Luckily we have avoided any accidents and major problems. We also feel thankful to have a home, even if the heater is not keeping up as well as we would like in the -8 degree temps at night. Hopefully you both are warm and happy!