Friday, November 21, 2008

Across the hands that are changing

I've been listening to my music on shuffle for the better part of the past month, which is a bit strange for me. It feels perfect like that lately though.

It's been a while, and that's not really due to a lack of material. Like I've started my very first sweater. I'm doing the seamless saddle-shouldered sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears" in Cascade 220 in a purple color. I expect it to turn out great. maybe a little bit bigger than I intended, but that's okay. I'm about 8 or so inches into the body right now, and have about 10 inches of one sleeve done. I'm holding off for next Friday to buy the rest of the yarn for it. Michelle has been holding the rest of the yarn for me so I can just buy it as I need it, but she is having the annual anniversary sale on the day after Thanksgiving where all yarn will be 20% off, so I will be buying the rest then, and likely enough yarn to make another sweater out of Donegal Tweed.

The only other project that has had any progress on it since the start of this sweater has been the scarf I started this summer. The weather has gotten cold enough that a scarf will soon be a necessity. I'm already thankful for several of my hats and the yet-to-be-felted mittens.

It's been snowing in Houghton, MI already, and this year I'm less nostalgic for that particular aspect of life there.

1 comment:

Annie said..., maybe Mittenfest if I get a job...all depends on that, and if I go home for Christmas. Fingers are crossed.

P.S. I'm jealous of your sweater knitting capabilities.