I have been busy knitting the past few days. On Friday night I finished the Sherbrooke Cowl. I made it from the yarn ES had brought me the previous Friday. I thought it turned out really well. I have worn it every day since Saturday morning, when I wove in the ends. It has helped on the dog walks for the past couple of mornings.
This picture shows the variegation in the Malabrigo which was a pleasure to work with. Now I understand why everyone has enjoyed this yarn, for the most part. It is so soft and nice to wear close to the face. I haven't decided what to do with the second skein yet, I am trying to decide if I want to make something for ES seeing as how he got me the yarn.
Sherbrooke Cowl; Time worked: January 13-17, 2009. Used all but one yard of the skein, about 149 yards. Cast on 80 stitches on size 8 needles. Dimensions: 11 inches long, 8 1/2 inches wide. Slouches really well and covers the nose when walking.
I am busy now working on a baby gift for my cousin and her husband. They have had a baby due in February and the little miss decided to make an early presence this past weekend. I didn't know this cousin was expecting until early last week, so hence the baby knitting now.
On a completely different topic: Catherine, my begonia is getting ready to bloom again! I couldn't believe it when I looked over on Saturday and saw the blossoms there. They are standing much taller today, but you get Saturday's picture. The begonia must like the evening sun. This will be the second time they have bloomed since I got the start in, I think, 2007. The plant has gotten really big since then and I have enjoyed watching it grow.