Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winter Wonder in Remix

I cast off this past week on a pattern by Carie (aka IrishGirlieKnits). You may remember the Le Petite Pont I made from her pattern and yarn purchased at Stitches East 2010.

Well, I bought another pattern from her. This is the Winter Wonder. I originally wanted to knit this up in a dark blue yarn, however the yarn store shipped the incorrect color (black instead of nightfall). I decided to keep the black and CO with the red.
The yarn is Berroco Remix. It is made from 100% recycled fibers, Nylon, Cotton, Acrylic, Silk & Linen. Once I picked up a new cable needle (instead of using a DPN) I was able to cruise right along. This is what it looks like now, after 2 nights and a Saturday of knitting:

As you may be able to tell I did a pattern modification, as I'm doing a smaller border. Another 4 repeats and I'll be done! Now just to be able to have some large amounts of knitting time....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February Recap

I'm not exactly sure where this month went. I do have some ideas:

  • my sister's wedding
  • 3 weeks of illness in this house
  • losing my voice for 2 whole days
  • new course load for new designation program
  • 2 feet of snow (as if we hadn't had enough)
  • flat tire on way to work
  • roof on house leaking like a rain shower that people pay good money for
  • meetings with contractors to get new roof in place

I think that about sums up my month.

My sister looked stunning! The groom was happy! I love going back and looking at all the photos and reliving the moments in time.

I was able to finish the Little Silk Shrug in time:
(for the record it was in the wee hours of the next morning when this photo was taken!)

Pattern: Little Silk Shrug
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk Three
Colorway: Ivory
Yardage used: 1.25 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony US 7 & 8 circulars

I love how this came out!I can't wait to wear it again!

Tomorrow I'll have to show you what I cast on this past week. I'll leave you a hint it involves Berroco Remix and my IrishGirlieKnits pattern.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wedding Wishes

The Best Is Yet To Be
By Joanna Fuchs

On your joyful wedding day,
You begin a brand new life.
Friends and family give their gifts
To joyful husband, blissful wife.
But the greatest gift you'll ever get,
A gift from heaven above,
Is love forever, ending never,
Everlasting love.
You'll share life's joy and pleasure;
You'll have plenty of that, it's true.
But love is the real treasure
For your new spouse and you.
And if life hands you challenges,
As it does to one and all,
Your love will hold you steady
And never let you fall.
Your wedding day is full of joy;
Tomorrow you cannot see.
But one thing's sure for the two of you:
The best is yet to be.