Sunday, January 23, 2005


Even with a warm fire blazing, and knitting steadily on a comfortable sofa, I dream of sandy beaches and bright sunlight.

It appears that we've gotten about 16 inches of snow so far, and some is still coming down.

I'm not a fan.

I don't like the cold and I hate the inconvenience of having to drive in weather like this. Especially when I have to schlep my fat ass up to Albany early Monday morning. Not to mention the close-to-zero temperatures and the howling wind.

Thankfully, four weeks from now I'll be in Cancun for my yearly vacation there.

Olive Cone Sweater
Moving along smoothly on the current project.

As you can see, I've finished the back of the sweater and I've started on the left-front section.

I'll need to see what size of zippers I have available at the local JoAnn's before I get to the neck shaping so I can decide on how deep or shallow to make the neck.

I have only been dedicating a little bit of time to spinning but I have have made some minor progress on the aubergine (not to be confused with the reader/commenter Aubergine) merino. This fiber seems to be a lot more brittle. I think they took it off of an old merino sheep or something. Or at least a sheep that didn't use conditioner. Spinning is taking quite a bit longer on this color than the first two.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Aubergine asks if the current project is my own design.

No, it's the Hamefarin Raglan design by JoLene Treace in the Jamieson Shetland 2 book. I'm modifying a pullover design to make it into a zipper cardigan, and changing some of the sizing a little, but for the most part, I'm following JoLene's directions.

As for plushies...I can only say I don't get it...but, to each their own.