Well I haven’t had too much time to blog over the last few weeks. I have completed my Alice Starmore sweater at long last. It has been a pleasure knitting it, but I am now looking forward to wearing it before our weather warms up in California. I also completed a jacket in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky out of a lovely new book and again am anxious to wear that too. Since Thursday of last week I have been home with a dreadful cold. It is not much fun working with people feeling as miserable as I did so Janice suggested I stay home until the store opens again on Tuesday. This has given me the opportunity to get over this cold and also once I felt a little better on Saturday evening to get some knitting done. Yes I have finally completed the Yokohama jacket which I have been knitting for ever. So three large projects are behind me and I just have one jacket on needles now for me and that should be completed fairly soon. Just one more sleeve to knit and then I can choose some buttons for that project. I seem to have been knitting a lot of jackets so maybe my next new project will be a sweater by Jo Sharp.
The blanket for the new baby is about half done, and I have almost completed a size one jacket by Ann Norling in a lovely chunky yarn. The jacket is knitted from the neck down and it is fun to knit garments that way for a change. This seems to me to be quite a unique American invention, however perhaps I have just always picked out patterns that are knitted in several pieces from the bottom up. I have knitted two Alice Starmore sweaters in the round but again they were from the bottom up too.
We had almost two weeks of very pleasant weather with record breaking highs during the days. Now we have a blast of winter again which is lovely. We needed the rainfall in our area and I know the Sierra’s were due for some snow too. But at least the dry weather gave us the opportunity to prune all our new roses and enjoy the new garden for a little while.
Best wishes for a great week