Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow Day!

You'd think snow days would be great for knitting, but I found myself so excited about the snow that I found it hard to settle down to knitting. We, unlike many others in the region, we fortunate that we had heat, power, and water. We had plenty to eat and nowhere to be (although the symphony, I have to say, took a shamefully long time to decide to cancel last night's concert). We had a Wii, good books, and Netflix. The worst thing that happened was that we lost our local HD channels, and that was remedied with a quick brush off of the dish once the snow stopped.

Once I did settle down, I worked on this, The Textured Shawl Recipe, in my new drug, Malabrigo Silky Merino. I find that two skeins can really take the edge off any craving to buy new yarn.

Here's another two-skein project using Malabrigo Silky Merino, Saroyan, by Liz Abinante:

And here's another one of Liz's free and most excellently-written patterns (seriously, I have paid for patterns that aren't anywhere near the quality of these free ones), the Traveling Woman Shawl. This one is knit in Dream in Color Smooshy in Gothic Rose; the deep, almost black red of the colorway is impossible to capture on film. Since my Shetland Triangle and Multnomah were WIPS on January 1, this is my first office entry for 10 Shawls in 2010.