Tuesday, February 13, 2007

brrrrrrr. and also: brr.

We've had snow. And cold. Not nearly as much snow as some areas of the continent, and not as bitterly cold as some areas, but still. Snow. And cold.
The view from my living room window

So, I'm glad that I have these to wear:
Pattern: Using the directions that I got from a friend (the same directions as the pair for my friend Cobi) and a chart I found online (can't remember where. Possibly here).
Yarn: Sirdar Country Style DK (45% Acrylic, 40% Nylon, 15% Wool)
They're a little bit big on me (skinny hands apparently). Ever since I finished them I've been thinking about another pair knit on smaller needles with the same yarn (or similar) to reduce the overall size and make them a little denser and more wind resistent. Still, I do love them. New mittens!

I'm working on a cabled cardigan based loosely on Knitty's Starsky. (different cable pattern and different yarn)
(the color seems difficult to capture. It's a rich brown with flecks of color)
I think I'll quite like this when it's completed. I've sort of stalled out after finishing the back. I need to get back into it. I'm about halfway done one sleeve at present.

I'm also working on a top down sweater based loosely on Knitty's Mesilla (using the mods I came up with in the summer for this sweater). I don't have a progress shot of it. Light is sometimes hard to come by right now...

I spun up the roving I got from Erynn at Twist of Fate
This monster skein is 190g and comes to approximately 1300 yards. (yikes). It's about a sock weight I think. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Ideas? It has mohair so I don't think I want it to be socks. I was thinking a sweater knit on larger (well, a US 7 or 8) needles so that it would be loose and a bit drapey. Or lace possibly.

The forecast is calling for a chinook this week. At present the roads are terrible. The city doesn't plow any residential streets unless they're leading directly to a school, so the drive to/from work is, well, interesting. If the chinook hits it will be like driving through a city wide slurpee. Fun.

Thanks for all the nice comments on the Mystique sweater and the Endpaper mitts. I'm sorry I've been so lax in commenting at all of your blogs (I wonder how many times I've made this apology? hmm.). I need to get back into the regular blog habit.

Stay warm, wherever you may be.


  1. Ooh, pretty yarn!

    It reminds me of this.

  2. Even though I swore off sweaters, your Mystique and your loose Starsky may be enough to call me back to the dark side. They're gorgeous.

  3. hehe - glad my pics entertained you, even if they were a little on the scary side. lol!

    Hope you are staying nice and warm. ;)


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