…last weekend (yes it took me a week to recover lol) and also fun and exhausting all rolled up together! I had lots of fun helping Amy and hanging out with friends all weekend – but I was so busy, the camera never came out of the bag! I did manage a few photos while I was there and I think they sum up the weekend very well:
Wine, spinning and men in kilts. What more could you want? ;o)
Yes, I have another finished object to share with you! This one I finished right before Rhinebeck so some people have seen it in person.
I love this knit. I mean Love.
I wear it almost all the time – it’s been super cold here in the Northeast and the wood stove isn’t doing a very good job keeping up with our 200 year old windows (my old farmhouse still has the original handmade glass in the living room) so lately when I’m on the couch, I’m wearing this.
It keeps my neck and shoulders cozy warm.
It helps that the yarn was dyed by two good friends – and that it has cashmere in it ;o)
Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Needle: Knit Picks interchangeables – but I don’t remember the size! I want to say 6?
Time to Knit: 4 months!
…the one with all the stuff in my car. ;o)
This week’s directive is: “10 Things You Keep In Your Car” Ready?
- Newman’s Own Organic Ginger Mints – I have terrible motion sickness, ginger helps.
- Motion Sickness Bands – I like the Psi Bands, I’ve worn my pair on 2 long trips (Wyoming and Indiana) and they’ve worked both times
- Emergency Seatbelt Cutter/Window Breaker – I am married to a fireman ;o) In fact, there’s probably a neon yellow coat in the back of my car just in case.
- My travel sock knitting in a SbJL project bag! (I can’t believe I didn’t think of this until number 5)
- Jumper cables!
- Charger for my iPhone/iPad
- This time of year, an ice scraper is always handy
- Small canister of WD-40 – my Jeep is 10 years old, there’s always something that needs WD-40 these days
- Dowel to hold the hood up if (God forbid) I need to look under there for any reason (see above, 10 year old hydraulics don’t work so well!)
Okay that’s my list – what do you keep in your car?
(that picture up there? That’s what’s up next on the needles. 8oz of handspun Blue Suede Shoes destined to be a Beithe. The iPhone is included for scale so you can see that the ball of yarn is almost as big as my head!)
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are now having a happy new year!
I actually have an FO to show you – I cast on Trillian right after Christmas and finished it just this week. I have one mod (heavier yarn) but mostly I knit it true to pattern.
It was such a simple knit and, since I knit it with worsted weight instead of fingering, it felt like it grew super fast!
I picked up this Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance while on a trip to Webs with friends last February. I didn’t really have a plan for it, but I knew I wanted something shawl or cowl-like.
Since I have crazy curls, I can’t wear a cowl unless it has buttons. Pulling them over my hair makes everything frizzy and terrible so I avoid that at all costs.
I’d much rather have a nice little shawlette to wrap around my neck so I went with this pattern. It flew off my needles and now I have a nice squishy neckwarmer for the winter!
Pattern: Trillian by Martina Behm
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance (worsted weight – pattern calls for fingering), 2 skeins
Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks Interchangeable tips paired with a Knitters Pride cable
Time to Knit: 3 weeks