Thursday, 27 November 2008

Winter warmers

The weather here has turned blustery and wintry. Perfect weather for encouraging me to finish Loppem? Errr, sadly no. Once the pattern errors were sorted out via the Berroco errata page, Loppem just glided along. I've only to finish the edging around the sleeves and, voila, new winter warmer would be ready for the wearing.... However, the required 40cm 5mm cable needle continues with its stitch holder function on the one-armed February Lady sweater languishing in the corner. Hopefully, I'll get my act (and needles!) in gear over the weekend:o)


So what does the avoidant finisher do in this situation? Of course, start another project! I've cast on a Forest Canopy shawl and if it turns out well, it'll be part of mum's Christmas present. The yarn completely lives up to its name - Fyberspates Scrumptious DK yarn in Moss colourway.

Fyberspates Scrumptious DK
Forest Canopy Shawl
The yarn has a 45% silk content and is so soft to the touch. It's a joy to work with. At the moment, it's looking more blobbish than like a canopy - but I'm sure blocking will work its magic. I've had to order a further skein of yarn as the one skein is not going to be enough. There's a plus though to the yarn shortage - Forest Canopy now comes as a cowl and I'm hopeful that there should be enough yarn to make one of those too.
Tending to one's self care can be a taxing business, can it not? This recent picture of Louise had us chuckling! Can you tell she enjoyed her grooming session courtesy of DD1? What a life, eh?

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Blogger Kitty said...

Love that scrumptious moss yarn - gorgeous.

That puss looks ultra happy!


Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger Slowasasnail said...

Lovely knitting there. Good to see you making some progress.

Love the mog shot as well.

Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger Jo said...

everything looks like it's chugging along nicely, love Louise, gorgeous cat shot!

Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger kathryn said...

That looks lovely in the Scrumptious and thanks for the link to the cowl!

Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger Sarah said...

Yes, casting on a new project would have been my tactic too :o)

Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger Nell said...

That is one contented kitty!

Friday, November 28, 2008  
Blogger Lin said...

The shawl will be beautiful in that yarn, so cosy.

Sunday, November 30, 2008  
Blogger Kathy said...

OH Forest canopy as a cowl...I like that idea!

kitty is adorable.

Monday, December 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a little winter weather without a bit of startitis? The yarn for the shawl sounds lovely, and is a very pretty color.

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you've got some great knitting going on. Hope you're well. xx

Sunday, December 07, 2008  

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