Thursday, January 11, 2007

Now (s)he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams

Not many streams, but I've finally made it to the orchard!

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Yesterday I had such a headache that I couldn’t get much knitting done, I was hoping to be farther along by today, but that's ok, today is a Watertown day, so I have over an hour to just sit in the car and knit while Bill drives!

I'm having a lot of fun with this shawl, the charts can be a bit of a pain, they have a small gap between the edges and the pattern repeat sections, but unfortunately, the gap is the same size as a chart block, so when I have the charts on my magnet board with my magnets showing only one line, it looks like there are two extra boxes where the gaps are.

I had Bill copy the charts Tuesday and I drew a line down the gaps with a marker so I can tell they aren't a box, and I'm going much quicker.

Oh and I did finish that gaiter I was making for Bill a couple days ago. But it was immediately stolen to be cuddled and pet and named it George... I mean to be worn, but I was able to grab this pic as he was getting ready to take the dog out last night.

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Kelley said...

I love how the gaiter turned out. Don't you just love it when hand knits are snapped up and instantly loved? Warm fuzzies :-)

(Fab hat he's wearing with it too!)

Anonymous said...

Is the Gator an online pattern or something you just made up? Or is it a pattern that I should go purchase in all its happiness?

Abigail said...

Thanks! He quite enjoys it, and the hat, I made it earlier this season for him, if you want It, I used this pattern

Nope, the pattern (roughly) is online for free I just cast on 60 stitches, (size 7, 16 inch circular needles, heavy worsted yarn, about 4 oz) started this pattern but just kept going, until I ran out of yarn, without making it into a hat.

Anonymous said...

That gaiter looks so nice and cozy-warm.

And the shawl looks beautiful -- I look forward to seeing how it progresses. :o)

Abigail said...

Oh, it is most definitely warm, he said if he puts it on too soon before he goes out he gets a little too warm. But it is just perfect for the cold blustery days we have been having lately!

LaurieKnits said...

Sorry about the headache. I get migraines and they are the worst. Love the gaitor, I need to make one of those for myself.

Abigail said...

Thanks, the worst things about headaches is I just feel so helpless, all I can do is go lay down, but that doesn't stop my brain from whirring away.
Bill is in love with his Gaiter, and I have plans form making my own, definitely worth it, especially in our chilly climate!

alltangledup said...

sheep shawl looks lovely. It is a bit annoying that it takes longer and longer to complete a row when you knit the shawls from the neck down

Abigail said...

Thanks! yeah, it especially begins to drag on the plain knit round for the WS, but it's so fun to watch the different motifs appear I don't mind it so much!

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