KNITTING: February Lady Sweater - pattern by Pamela Wynne
YARN: Rowan Creative Focus Worsted in shade 3249
It was -4C when I went to Yoga today (third week running, yay me!) and there was a beautiful frosty sparkle to the early morning landscape. Winter is here. It is the perfect time to get to work on one of my YoP List projects - "cardigan for myself". A few nights ago I decided on the FLS and cast on. I've had this queued forever and my recent love of garter stitch made it the top contender. There are over 12,000 of these on the Ravelry projects page and it is a really nice design, based on a child's pattern in Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac (which I wrote about here).... but... I found it quite frustrating to have to work out the placement of the increases etc and I lost a whole evening's knitting while procrastinating on this. (Thankfully, Christine helped me out by linking to a great online calculator tool - I've made a note of the details on my project page.) I have only 400g of yarn, so it may have quite short sleeves, or I may try to find more of the same dye lot - I'm not sure yet.
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With the cold weather, and preparations for school concerts etc, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas -especially since George (our Elf on the Shelf) arrived yesterday morning. My Boy was so excited and emotional that we had actual tears of joy, while the pragmatic Little Miss looked quite concerned that someone will be making nightly reports back to Santa. (Come back on Thursday for an Elf Antics update and new seasonal meme!) We bought our tree today, and it's currently being watered in the garden - I am not sure who is more excited about getting it in to decorate on Tuesday!