Vogue Knitting Fall 2008
Yarn: On line supersocke (farbe 04) & Scheepjes Invicta Extra (white 1357) from Woolaine, Gatineau Qc.
Gauge: 37 sts 43 rnds=4"
Would you believe when I decided to knit these (hasty cast-on) I had in mind that this chart had snowmen. Leave it to me to be so busy with everything a-hum around me in my little house that I just clicked away without a care in the world. The big surprise to my delight were the lovely little birds that appeared out of no where. A startled Bergère checked the magazine photo at that point. Well well. They are so enchanting and remind me of a pair of doves I think I've seen somewhere before..?
This is such a stunning knit that my family are quite impressed with my cleverness. Me?
Makes me wonder where they all were these last few months when I slaved away at the sheep vest.
I suppose it is the colour of these that make them stand out so well. I haven't suddenly developed cleverness, surely.
My sister remarked that I would have the pick of husbands being able to knit such pretty mittens! haha-for those who have read the history of Latvian Mittens...
But, I will always remember this project as the one I worked on during the breath taking Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
I had tears- I am so proud and happy for America. I can't get the "At last my love has come along" out of my head and I don't mind it at all.
I made a vow that I would only post the next message when my mittens were ready for the photos. This was harder than I thought! I had to stop myself a few times from publishing this or that...In fact, I spent some time tweaking my sidebar. I am rather obsessed with it by now. I added a little Mr. Depp to wave bye-bye at the end of the page. For you Pet. I also found a lost photo of Jeannie. One taken by me on a summer afternoon. So glad I came across it.
My blog break has given me a happy gift. All the lovely sheep vest comments! Thank you so much for leaving me your kind thoughts. I have never gleaned so many before. I am thrilled! You mean so much.
Guess what? I have nothing on my needles. Gasp. I am almost sick. I have a dozen projects in mind but the one I really want to cast-on is this: Le Grand Plaid from Marie Claire Idées Décembre 2007. I took the liberty of scanning the page for you. Enjoy.
I have been in love with this for a year now. I decided to use Briggs & Little Regal 100% wool. The same colours as in the mag. Yum!
My knit-blog-friend, Fairysteps started a very cool multi-coloured granny square blanket that did me in. I have been in a twist over my urge to knit a blanket for months now. I have three on the brain, actually. Have mercy.
It is so cold again. This gives me (looking forward to) something to cuddle under while I knit it. My napping-under-quilt time is sacred to me here and I have big plans for this blanket. Stay tuned.
Lastly, I came across this photo of my garden. In this blue-cold time of year, it gives me a dose of vitamines. Please enjoy it too!
P.s. Isn't it about time we see a sock going on here? I think so.xx