Friday, January 28, 2005

Intense Knitting

I have the knitting bug bad -- almost to the exclusion of x-stitch, and even the quilting I have been immersed in for so long. Ah...but what fun it is! I have finished my first Fair Isle trimmed cap and am making great progress on the back of DH's plain-ish cardigan. But the Fair Isle has got me, too, and I have finally dug out Meg Swansen's Knitting, with the book-marked page for "Lupine", a cardigan in a glorious purply mauve, iced with white patterning.

It dawned on me that I haven't posted any work for a while, so here are shots of my DSIL in his LoTech Sweat from Chicknits. First the back...; then the front -- buttoned and unbuttoned. No, I never did get the pockets made -- but he didn't seem to notice! Ain't he a cutie, too?

He and my DD are in the wedding party for good friends of theirs, which means a trip to Nova Scotia in September. But first... a shower or two. DD tells me that Bride is fond of the turtleneck tank I made for DD last managed to find the loveliest tape on -- in a scrumptious colour appropriately named "Brandied Cherries" (scroll down the page a bit). Bride is blonde and fond of wine-y, cranberry colours...Methinks this should go over well.

I've also just joined Gilli Hook Heritage Knitters Guild -- the local guild of choice for so many of my knitting friends, including Mona and Beth, owners of my very favourite LYS. I came home from last nights knit-in at the shop, equipped with Bernat Softee Baby yarn in white-on-white for some baby caps for the guild's charity knitting, and with a batch of wonderful new Schachenmayr Bravo Color -- an acrylic (don't cringe!) which I chose in a bright colourway of pink, purple, blue, green and yellow, for the close-fitting ribbed top in The Purl Stitch. I know a young lady turning 15 in the summer, who loves those colours and is slim enough to carry it off. :-)

Gotta go now...the needles are calling!

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