Friday, March 12, 2010

Shawl One for 2010

I finally listened to my phone messages last night, so know that this shawl has arrived and was well received. I spun this yarn from 8 oz of a discontinued color and fiber from Dianne. I love her fibers and get a new one each time I see her at a fiber fair.

I used Evelyn Clark's book Knitting Lace Triangles to design this shawl. The knitting went really fast. I think it took me only two weeks to knit and that was only knit night and my Nascar race watching knitting at that.

I'm glad that Aunt Gloria will be able to use this shawl and hope she will enjoy it for many years to come. I know it is warm and big enough. I had to try it out before sending it to her. C was even kind enough to hold it up for me one morning. With his dark suit on, you can even see some of the pattern.

Happy knitting and spinning.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A New Sweater

Bug tells me it is time to do another post. He wants to know whats happening in our area. As you can tell, we had a lot of snow. It's gone now except for where it is really shady. This picture was taken February 8 which was two weeks after the snowmageddon. Now it's a month later.

There has been a lot going on here. Not the least of which is knitting. I finally finished this sweater which was completely knit in November 2008. I did the embroidery on it in January, during the snowstorm, and have worn it a couple of times a week since then. It is becoming one of my favorite go to sweaters. The main yarn was some Galaway that I had in my stash. The contrasting color that I used for the three stripes in the yoke and the embroidery was yarn that Catherine sent me. She had spun the fiber and entered it in the Southeast Idaho State Fair. Every time I wear this sweater I am reminded of Catherine and all the friends I left behind in Idaho. I'll try to get a close up of the sweater, when I can get it off of me.

I went downtown last week and visited the Natural History museum. I have pictures, but I'll put some on next time. I also went to have lunch with ES. I am planning on going to DC once a month to see something new and have lunch with my hubby. It will be a good way to spend a day off.

Have fun knitting and spinning.