February 6, 2011

Winter projects

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Knitting at 4:13 pm by dianelaces

With all the snow on the ground outside, the reflected light makes my living room very bright on the weekend mornings.  It’s been wonderful for working on my bobbin lace for the fan.  I’ve passed the halfway point and there are only about 9 or 10 inches left to finish.  I timed how long it takes to do one repeat of the pattern and it’s down to about an hour and 15 minutes.  I feel like I’ve really gotten into the groove of this pattern.

How does that dust get on the pillow when I keep it covered all the time?

Here is my selfish knitting project for January.  This is the Inishturk sweater from Lion Brand Yarn.  It’s a cabled fisherman’s sweater that I’ve had my eye on for some time and Ted gifted me with the yarn for Christmas.  I have absolutely loved knitting this sweater.  Every row has cable crossings and surprisingly the 16-row pattern repeat was easily memorized.  It was a little tough to get going because the pattern is written out and I’ve gotten used to charted patterns, but I just love everything that is going on in it.  I’ve just started the first sleeve and hope to be able to wear it yet this winter.  With the weather we’ve had and the projected cold temps in the forecast I think that won’t be a problem!

We survived the Feb. 1 blizzard and had everyone had some shoveling stories to share.  Ian, Ted, and the neighbors did an excellent job and got us cleared out very early.  Ian enjoyed his two snow days and I enjoyed my day off work as well.  Primo knitting time!

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