Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mora complete

I completed Mora on Christmas Day.  I washed and blocked it and gave it to my sister on the following day.  I think it fit her very well.  

And I learned a few things about what I might do when I make my Mora.

Friday, December 22, 2017

To me, from me

I was out shopping for some yarn for my SIL when I found a few goodies for myself.

Although I haven't been writing, I have been knitting.  In late October I started a sweater for my sister made from yarn she brought home from Iceland back in 2016.  I'm in the home stretch, working on the yoke of Mora.  I hope to have it finished to give to her when I see her next week.  She has stopped asking about it, and I haven't told her that I started it, so it will likely be a fun surprise.  

Knitting it has gotten me in the mood for more colorwork--which is good because I plan to make another Mora for myself--she brought home enough yarn for two sweaters. A few weeks ago some ravelry friends were mentioning the latest interweave knits.  I haven't had any interest in Interweave since I let my subscription lapse a few years ago.  But this issue was different.  This winter issue had some sweaters that looked like things I would wear.  So I grabbed it today.  

I have also been intrigued by posts over the past few months by Sonya Phillips on Mason Dixon Knitting.  They make me want to make my own clothes.  I have some books about sewing, but maybe this one will get me going.  

Looking forward to reading, knitting and sleeping over this winter break.  
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Friday, December 15, 2017

10 year blogiversary

I was just looking over the blog and realized that I missed my 10 year blogiversary earlier this month. Though I haven't been keeping up with the blog much (let's face it, I'm the only one that reads it) I have been doing some knitting. 

The long promised sweater for my sister (made from yarn and a pattern book she got in Iceland) is nearing completion. Arms have been joined to the body. Now to finish the yoke. 

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