Finally we have proper Canadian weather! This is my absolute favourite – beautiful and very conducive to warm, wooly goodness, both the knitting and the wearing. The dogs approve and spend a lot of time tracking the resident bunny.
Knitting on Umaro continues – I’ve added almost another complete repeat, which if you know the pattern, has two rows of two needle cables which are a true challenge. Oscar enjoys the cozy indoor pleasures of winter and is a constant knitting/snuggle companion. I’m still chipping away at War and Peace and have added another Craftlit book – The Age of Innocence, read by Brenda Dayne (I could listen to her read the phone book.) It’s excellent. If I “knit like the wind”, perhaps I can finish up this blanket in time for my mum’s birthday in May. Since I gave her the yarn and chose the pattern with her last year for her birthday, I’d better get cracking…….
I’m trying hard to not start too many new things until some of my large projects are completed, but this Prairie Schooler Santa design was calling my name and I began it during our winter break. I’ll be stitching all 4 vertically on 32count linen and I’m using the charted DMC threads. I’ve heard that the designer behind the lovely PS charts is either retired or retiring so I’m trying to snap up the charts that I really like while I can.
Joining with Ginny today for the weekly yarn along which is a lovely thing to join 🙂