I had to post, because I couldn’t leave that picture of the ice-covered tree up on top of this page any longer! While the ice and snow hung around for a while, we eventually had a warm spell and now all of the snow is long, long gone.
(Except for those dirty compacted snow piles that linger in the corners of parking lots – those are still there. I think those will be there until April at this rate.)
(Note: Had I still lived in Chicago or New Hampshire, I would have said “June” instead of “April” in that last parenthetical. Can I say again how glad I am we moved here?)
(Thus ends the paratheticals.)
In the meantime, I have been knitting! I even finished something, which, now that the snow is gone, I probably won’t need:
Pattern: Darkside Cowl by Sarah Fama (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Don’t Be Blue, about half of a hank on size #7 circular needle
Started January 19th, completed February 2nd
I’m not usually drawn to knit and purl, rib-type patterns but something about this one called to me. I had this gorgeous yarn, and needed a quick project to use it. The two went together perfectly.
The yarn is very soft and the final product is nice and smooshy. I haven’t washed it yet, which I’m hoping will soften it up even more and (hopefully) loosen up the stitches. It’s just a tad tight, which in a way is good as a snug fit will keep the drafts out. But too snug of a cowl tends to feel a bit strangling and claustrophobic. Therefore, a wash and a block will be necessary before wearing.
Another reason this will need a good soak before wearing:
Everytime I knit with the yarn, it turned my finger blue. It’s hard to see, but I have a stripe of blue right across my pointer finger knuckle.
Now I’ve gotten the urge to knit… a sweater. No not the sweater that I’ve been working on since last September (good grief, knitting top-down ragland sweaters is a slog) but a cabled sweater. In pieces. That will need to be seamed. I’m living on the edge, people.