Wednesday, January 28, 2004  
pattern for peachy

Snow and Ice

Well, the temps are FINALLY supposed to get above freezing today and tomorrow... so maybe some of this stuff will melt a bit! Not that I can complain- I took Monday off, and went in for a partial day yesterday, and will probably be able to leave early today... since it's "liberal leave," most of the senior employees, who have accumulated TONS of sick/vacation time, choose not to risk serious traffic accidents on icy days like today. Cricket has reaped the benefits of all of this "stuck at home" time... lots of couch snuggles, and lots of knitting. Plus, now that I'm knitting with alpaca, she has discovered that she LOVES to try and chew on it when I'm not looking. My kitty has good yarn taste... good thing I'm not knitting with cashemere! :)

I've just about finished the tea cozy that I worked on over the weekend... just have to weave in a few ends... I used it yesterday... I think it worked pretty well- I kinda got stuck under a kitty, though, and had to wait a few hours for my second cup of tea, so it had cooled down a bit by then. But I do love the way it looks... and it was fun to do. I'll post a picture (hopefully) tomorrow... I've been waiting to post pics until I could model...

the completed ribbie pullover! It's fresh from the wash, and is slowly drying on the rack. Since the cotton shrinks lengthwise when you wash it, I had to wait until it came out of the machine to really see how it fit... I love it! Now if it would just dry off so I could wear it with the matching ribbie cardigan tomorrow... plus, it's hard to take a picture of the new sweater when it's cold, wet, and heavy. :)

I also started my alpaca sweater last night- I finally decided on a pattern, and knit a proper swatch. I've just cast on for the sleeves (in case I end up changing my mind about the pattern or something) and hopefully this will knit up quickly... I'm planning for a basic raglan vneck with a cable/k1 stripe pattern. I'll take a picture of the swatch tonight.

I also joined the "rogue-a-long" (see the button on the right)... I have the yarn I want to use for this pattern, and I just printed out the pattern this morning, but I really want to finish the alpaca sweater first so I can wear it while it's still freezing! Hopefully I won't fall too far behind the others...

I hope all of my fellow east-coasters are able to dig out of the snow/ice!


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