Monday, May 26, 2008
One of my knitting goals for the year was to knit a sweater and I slid my first one off the needles this week. Half-Pint Hoodie is from a Better Homes & Gardens pattern book. I knit the main body of the sweater using a fabulous wool that Kathy, Riff's ex-wife, handspun and dyed using her grandfathers old spinning wheel. It is a beautiful yarn, one that I hoarded until I found just the right project for. The sweater is knit with a double string and I was running low when I reached the hood, so I mixed another green wool in and I actually really like how it turned out. There are some mistakes that a seasoned knitter could probably pick out right away, but a non-knitter would not see. I'm really pleased with my first sweater project and am on the lookout for the next.
Dustin thinks that Noah looks just like a little pea-pod in his pointing green hood. A happy pea-pod, me thinks.
I have recently re-connected with a couple of childhood friends, so my mind has spent quite a bit of time this week 20 or so years in the past. It's been a pleasant place to be for the most part. Pop over to my friend Dan's blog, A Journey of a Thousand Miles, for some thought-provoking posts, then check out my friend Crystal's etsy shop, Sage N Sand Candles, for some fantastic soy candles.
Posted by Paula at 8:29 PM