Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Catching Up

It's been awhile since I've posted any knitting, but I have finished a few things. Let's see, I got it into my head that I had to finish my Cozy wrap before our trip to Ireland, so I could take it on the plane as a blankie. Well, I knitted and knitted, so much so that my elbow began to hurt (ack!) but didn't finish. I decided to take it with me as airplane knitting, even though the larger, sharper Harmony needles I was using could perhaps be a problem, but they sailed through security screening each time. (I love these needles by the way, in all sizes. I haven't had any problems with them at all.)

So Cozy came with me, sat on my lap, and I finally finished it halfway through the trip. Then I decided that it wasn't long enough, so I packed it into my suitcase and planned to block it out larger after returning home. Well, I blocked it and now it's really long, but I still like it and use it to throw over my shoulders as I sit and knit at home. Here's how it looks over the back of my knitting loveseat.
As it turned out, I didn't need it to keep me warm on the plane on the way home from Copenhagen, since we somehow got upgraded to the front of the plane, where they have really nice blankets, lots of leg room, big tv screens, and champagne. It made a long flight much more enjoyable!
Here's another photo of my completed Flower Basket Shawl, modeled by the Princess. It must be time to start another lace project. It's true - it's addictive.

I hurried to finish a sock for the shop before I left. I now have my first sample done and on display! I used Handmaiden Casbah, which is yummy yarn, and made the Little Square Sock, which is a pattern that comes with the yarn. It was fast and easy.
It's been really cold around here lately (I know, I know, how cold can Seattle be?) but it seemed cold to us - there was snow!
so I quickly made some fingerless mitts I'd been planning to do for awhile. I had some more of the Classic Elite Beatrice that I'd used for my Waterfall Scarf, and I made them from Wendy Johnson's pattern. Very quick and cozy.
Lastly, I finished an afghan square for a collaborative project I'm participating in with some other Loopy Ewe Spring Fling participants. This is one of the patterns from the Great American Afghan book. It has a pattern of hearts in the background, and is made from Cascade 220 superwash in a pretty burgundy color. I'll choose another square and start that tomorrow.

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