Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Knitting Olympics Update & Tina Shawl Stall

The Olympics project is well under way now. I'm figuring I'm over 1/3 done. I've passed the halfway mark on the body, & am adding some short rows across the back for comfort (I don't like sweaters that creep up). The photos I just took of the sweater in progress are so dark that I'll need to get some better light on the subject later.

The Tina Shawl KAL is on hold for now. The photo is from a gathering last week at Janice's house. Janice is using some gorgeous yarn from Blackberry, which she likes because it's a bit heavier than many other laceweights & very easy knitting (plus, the color, a deep cobalt blue, is truly stunning). D2 is working with laceweight alpaca, which she hand-dyed in a warm mocha color. Mmmmmmm. The slight variations in color are working up beautifully. There are four other knitters working on this KAL, at Knit Night at Northwest Handspun Yarns in Bellingham. Their website: (I teach spinning there.) We're all using different yarns/colors & it will be fun to see the finished projects. :-)

The other photos are from our trip last weekend. We took our new trailer out for a shakedown cruise, to Whidbey Island. We enjoyed perfect weather, a gorgeous campsite, great winter sunset, and hints of coming spring.

p.s. Miss Pupper says "Hi"


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