Saturday, April 25, 2009

I lucked out this month. I wrote an essay/story for the Never Not Knitting Podcastabout a shawl that is not working. I found out while listening to episode 17 that I won that months contest of 5 skeins of Rowan Summer Tweed. A nice silk cotton blend of yarn (although knitting with cotton dries out my hands). The yarn arrived this past Monday and I wound it all up and quickly cast on for Liesl a quick feather and fan pattern on US size 10.75 needles. I made it with a high neckline and sleeve that go to just about my elbows. I had this sweater finished by Wednesday. I am going to go to Shuttles Spindles and Skeins buy a button for the high neck just in case I wan to button it up when I wear it.

Sorry for the bad photo, Sean was not being a willing photographer.
On Tuesday morning, I found out that my grandmother had pasted away. She lived a long and good life at 92. She was married to a man who was devoted to her for over 50 years. Most readers will know that I was not close to my fathers mother at all. I was very sorry that I could not be with my father for the funeral. I talked to him over Skype on Tuesday and Wednesday. They were good conversations and I'll see him in just over three weeks for the wedding.
Currently listening to: Gives Good Knits episode 7


Jen Smith said...

You are a crazy fast knitter! Amazing. You look lovely even if a bit blurry.

Lumie said...

I hold that this is the pattern not the knitter that is fast. Sean really didn't want to take the photo. He was late to a friend's defense. Which was totally his own fault, he overslept.

Jen Smith said...

Hey, where is your loopy ewe wish list? I thought it was linked on your blog somewhere, but I can't find it.