Thursday, April 24, 2008

The geese have flown, and all that is left is a lot of knits and purls. I started this about a month ago, as a vacation project. I was almost done with that big green fair isle, and I didn't want to pack a huge sweater that I wasn't going to wear to Europe and back. I didn't have the patience to put together a few baby projects. So, I grabbed some skeins of nature spun, and got on the airplane.

Upon returning, the sweater didn't want to be photographed on the circular needle. She didn't think being all bunched up was flattering. I suppose I had to agree, as I have waited until now to take her picture.

This pattern really looks nice, and isn't all that difficult. I really like the way the bobbles nestle into the little cable. Maybe I'll post a close up when my camera battery is recharged.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Big Fair Isle is done.

Just in time too. While we are enjoying wonderful weather in Houston this week, we have had some episodes of summer heat and humidity.

Last year, I dumped my "Fern" project until it cooled down because I just couldn't bear to work with the wool.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Originally uploaded by SwatchyKnitter

I suppose if you have to think inside of a box, this is a way to do it.

Ah, it is April now. First quarter is finished. So many reports to do. Let's do a fun one


Charlie Brown Sweater - Complete
Florida Baby Sweater - Complete
Green Fair Isle - 80%
Brilla pullover - 50%
New Gansey - 30%

Gold Wool/Shetland Wool - 8 skeins; 16 oz
Black Debut - 1.5 skeins; 2.8 oz
Avocado worsted - 2.5 skeins; 10 oz
Pine Green worsted - 3 skeins; 12 oz
Brilla print - 5 skeins; 8.8 oz
Nature Spun sport - 5 skeins; 8.8 oz
Cotton odd balls - 5oz

Q1 Total
1 adult sweater
1.6 unfinished sweater equivalents
1 baby sweater
25 skeins of various weight.
63.4 oz, or almost 4 pounds.

That feels like success.