Thursday, February 18, 2010


My husband tells me it is high time I put up a new post. Alas, we are on vacation this week in Lake Tahoe and I am without camera cable. (Brought the camera and the charger--forgot the cable. Natch.)

I can report, although without corroborating pictures, that I have finished The Enchanted Wood Shawl! It needs blocking, which won't happen until I get home, but I think it turned out really well.

I am also most of the way through a new sweater for my dear husband, which I started about a week and a half ago and neglected to mention here. It is a zip neck pullover, mostly in plain stockinette, with modified drop shoulders, made from the Beaverslide merino I got on clearance recently. I love the yarn. Love. But it was on clearance because it had an unusual amount of straw in it. Unusual is sort of an understatement. When I wound the yarn, straw flew everywhere. When I knitted it, I got a lap full of straw. I have been picking straw out of the finished knitting as I go. And there is still more. I'm not sure it was worth the savings. If I ever get it all out, though, it will be a beautiful fabric. I will probably finish in before I get home, so I should have some modeled pics soon.

Younger Son is standing over me, snowboard-ready, so it's time to hit the slopes. Back in a few days!


Anonymous said...

1. Good to hear from you, thanks to your husband for putting a bug in your ear.
2. You have knit nearly an entire sweater in 1.5 weeks? For a man (one of those critters who tend to be larger than a woman)? Zounds.
3. Have a great time!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Weather has been great! Hope you are having a fun vacation in Tahoe.

Sharon said...

can't wait to see the shawl! Have fun in the snow.

marit said...

Looking forward to pics of finished stuff:-)

I lived in Kensington, northern Berkeley, for a year, in 1983-84, and we went to Lake Tahoe a couple of times, both in winter and in summer. Loved the place! We were close to Truckee, but also drove around the lake. Wet sightseeing in Squaw Valley, ate fried zuccini somewhere near the lake...had a great time! And for someone who came from a really small place, the area around Lake Tahoe was rather homely compared to San Francisco!

Unknown said...

AGAIN? I tell you if John snuffs it, how about I come and live with you?

Anonymous said...

Noro often has many bits of straw in it - but I've noticed that in the last couple of years the yarn is much cleaner. We love Tahoe in the summer! Enjoy & have fun.

sheep#100 said...

Spinning fiber with lots of VM is bad enough, but knitting it?!