March 10, 2014
With my Olympic sweater finished and worn a few times already, I went back to working on my other bulky sweater, my Aedi in local Bragg Creek Lopi. The original design was for 3 colours, but I only have two, but I do think it has turned out nicely. I have actually bound off the top of this now, so it is onto finishing. I need to Kitchener the armpits, sew in ends, sew down the collar, and STEEK the front. I am planning to do a crochet edging on the front which is new to me, therefore I need an hour or two to concentrate on the computer. That means I won’t be back to this before next weekend. I would like to sew a zipper in at that point, I do love a sweater with a zipper opening. The bottom edge is rolling, I may be taking that out and redoing it with ribbing as well.
As we went away for my birthday weekend last weekend, I remembered that the previous year I had bought this fabulous Ombre yarn in the Moab colourway. And isn’t it a shame that I haven’t made anything with it yet? After much hemming and hawing and changing my mind I am doing a simple triangle shawl with eyelet rows at the colour changes. I put the turquoise near my face, and the orange will be along the bottom. I have a few more things on the go, and I plan on spending the rest of the month cleaning them up and working on a swap item before casting on the next BIG, BIG sweater next month. It is BIG on little needles, oh boy!!
March 3, 2014
I finished my Olympic sweater, just a few hours late for a 4th place finish, just out of the medals! In olden days I would have been able to knit all Sunday morning and would have had this done, but this year I played cars instead, did puzzles, painted, and in other words played with my daughter. I am happy with my bulky sweater, as it is very, very cold in Calgary right now, and I am wearing it a lot just to stay warm. I extended the cable down the front which pulls the waist of the sweater in nicely, and made longer sleeves so that my forearms would not freeze. Right now I am all about warmth!
This weekend we headed up to Banff for a mini break and did exactly what I had planned: we stayed inside and went swimming. When we were not swimming we painted, ate, played, and slept. Grandpa came along and numerous water colour masterpieces soon decorated the chalet. I cannot say that I am not still tired, but I can say that I am less tired. Happy Birthday to me!