Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow and sweater sleeves

A snow day on Wednesday meant lots more time for knitting Bristow this week. I've completed a left sleeve and a left front, and have a right sleeve on the needles. This pattern has been fun to knit so far, and I feel inordinately proud that the yarn I overdyed is coming out so nicely. There is some pooling of the darker forest green, but I choose to ignore this fact:

Meanwhile, happy Year of the Pig, everyone! I inadvertently started out the lunar new year in the right way: by scrubbing the floors of my apartment yesterday. Of course I did so only because they were filthy, not out of any new-beginnings sentiment. But speaking of new beginnings, here are my knitting plans for the next month or so:

  • complete current Bristow (the first project just for me in a long time!)
  • knit another Bristow for my mom, if she will just get around to picking out her yarn
  • knit a Cardigan for Arwen for my sister, potentially in time for her birthday, which is March 31
  • Finish the arms on a cabled Rowan sweater that has been languishing at the top of my knitting pile for more than a year.
We'll see if I can actually do it all. I have been thinking about joining the Sweater-a-Month Knitalong; perhaps this will help me to stay focused. Aside from vague musings about projects to start, and that damned languishing sweater, I have been really good about working on only one project at a time this month. I hope I can keep it up!

1 comment:

mel said...

I've been watching your progess on this and can't wait to see the finished product - the color is so beautiful!! Great job with the dyeing!!