but I have the sweater for it.
I jumped on the bandwagon and knit the February Lady Sweater. It has 3730 projects on Ravelry.
I used Cascade 220 handpaints in colourway 9930. It used 4 skeins. Every last little bit of 4 skeins.
If I did it again, I would do a few more rows before starting the lace pattern. I think the bunching under the arms is caused by not having enough length there.
Enough writing. You want pictures.
I had to crop my head out. I had horrible expressions as it was about -15C while we were taking pictures.
The world seems to be coming at me really fast these days. So much happening.
Knitting, I finished my February Lady Sweater. Lots of compliments while wearing it today. D’s socks are fitting this far.
We had a great Secret Santa with my knitting group last week. We decided to do it in January and it was really fun. My secret Santa got me a book I really wanted, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns. She also gifted me with 2 skeins of handpainted sock yarn it’s the one called Damsel on this page, but it’s much pinker in the dye lot that I now have. Kim, thank you again. I will take pictures in daylight sometime to show the yarn really well. It’s very pretty and soft.
The book was handed around the group and there are a lot of patterns that willbe knitted around the table I think. Have a look for yourself sometime!
What else. We’re getting back into snowboarding season again. We booked tickets and a hotel in Aspen for February 10-15 (time for the SES again). We did a bit of a photoshoot at MSLM this weekend
Amazing what cropping out everyone else in an image will do for the centre of attention!
That’s me, going against the flow. I’m like a salmon swimming upstream. Note the man doing a great pylon impression. Since he’s on skis, we call him a “go-lon” as go-lons are known to start moving when you least expect it.
This one shows my girlish figure.
This one’s my favourite. Look at me GO!!!
That’s all for now.
Quick question – can you see the links I’ve put into this post? There are four. I noticed the other day that in this template the linked text is not really visible. Perhaps I should change my template?
We went to a very chilly Saskatoon (high in the mid -30s) and had a marvellous time at D’s brother’s wedding the weekend before Christmas. I was asked to do a reading, D was the best man (of course!).
I think we looked smashing.
We do clean up well. I’ve never seen D in a tux before.
D’s mom treated me to a hair styling appointment on the day of the wedding. The put some thickener spray in my hair but didn’t tell me! When I showered the next morning, the suds from the shampoo looked like hot chocolate! Scared the daylights outta me! Had to have D confirm that I was still a brunette (the mirror in the bathroom was too foggy to see!).
The wedding itself was beautiful. The ceremony had laughter and tears. The bride was radiant. I was seated near the podium so I couldn’t see my BIL for the ceremony, but he sure looked happy when he turned to walk down the aisle.
We had a blast.