Sunday, September 23, 2007

Holy Cow

I finished a sweater. Here is Moriah's Wildflower Cardigan, from Green Mountain Spinnery, Mountain Mohair, color Patridgeberry. The wool is so soft I was touching it even while he was taking the picture.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Finished Sleeves

For reasons beyond me, I got up at 4:30 this morning and finished the sleeves of Moriah with my morning coffee. I added the project to Ravelry (without a photo), but was too embarrassed to add the project start date. If there was a place to mark how many times I picked it up and put it down, that mark would be longer than my actual knitting time. It's grand getting this far!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Getting there

As much as I wanted to, I didn’t finish the sleeves this weekend. This morning I got up at 5 and it was 42 degrees. We all crawled back into bed with coffee and I knit the last bit to 15 inches. At lunch I can begin shaping the caps and maybe by Wednesday I can start sewing up! Can’t wait to sew the buttons on.

It’s absolutely gorgeous out today.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Loosey Goosey

I'm knitting as much as I can over here, and really having a nice time. I think it is because fall is coming. I finished these plain vanilla socks:

They are too loose I think. My gauge has changed so much in the last two years that generally I have to drop two needle sizes now.

I'm halfway through Jackie E-S's Scotch Thistle Lace Shawl. I've always loved her patterns.

Green Mountain Spinnery's Moriah's Wildflower Cardigan has been my main knitting since week before last when Beth and I met for lunch. (I still can't believe we're so close at work!) I bought Mountain Mohair for wool and the pattern at their booth at Rhinebeck two years ago and have picked it up off and on since. The back and fronts are finished. I've finished 13 inches on the sleeves so far (which I'm working on at the same time or I would definitely screw up the pattern) and I'm hoping to finish them this weekend between housecleaning. Sorry it is blurry and the color is off.