Sunday, March 18, 2007


The fair isle Dulaan is a Finished Object except for the wash and block. I figured that I would wait and do them all at the same time.

Particulars: It's about a size 4 -6 (nearly 28 " around) and made of Pinguoin yarns (wool/acrylic blend similar to Encore or Woolease), about 6 ounces total.

The stranding necessary for fair isle makes this one nice and thick and (presumably) warm.

Pattern is a variation on one from Kids to Grown-Ups Seamless Sweaters by Mary Rich Goodwin. It's available from Elann. Fair Isle patterns from The Opinionated Knitter.

There isn't much of the Pinguoin left --about enough for a little Hat Of Many Colors, perhaps. Or a couple pairs of booties.

Those are the leftovers in the green basket on the right.

On the left is a new stash-busting project. It's going to be a baby blankie--Giant Mitered Square design. Cast on 2oo. Mark the center. Knit until you go crazy, decreasing 2 stitches at the center every other row.

And in case you were wondering about the snow, according to Monty, we got about 9" in the back yard.

Monty's been measuring the snow at Casa Sheepie for a good long time.

Monty would like to call it quits for this winter, thankyouverymuch.

We agree.

Since spring officially arrives on Tuesday, I got my hair cut. Okay, I got it cut because it needed it, but anyway. . .

There was such a mob scene at Cheap Haircuts Are Us! Standing room only.

And there was this woman (I hesitate to call her a customer because she didn't stick around for a cut or a wash or buy anything) who was opening bottles of hair care products and sniffing them. I decided then and there that I would not be buying any shampoo or conditioner today.

What's up with that? What about "Do not use if the seal is broken?"
Wow! You rock! Excellent sweater and your speed just amazes me. Way to go girl! Wanna enter the contest with that one? Come on, you know you do!
The finished sweater is gorgeous. Well done!!
Re the shampoo opening... and she probably wouldn't buy the bottle she opened either... she'd put it back and take an unopened one...
Some people!!
Wow, it turned out spectacular!!

I will make no comments on the fun fur blanket. Momma always said I should be nice. hehehehe

So, when do we get to see pics of the new do?
Nice sweater, even though my fear of colourwork continues unabated.
What a beautiful sweater, once more. You are a great knitter.It seems to me that you snapped out of the "little day crisis" in a hurry, wow, you have to tell as the secret to that.
About the forthcoming baby blanket. is it 1 stitch dec on each side of center stitch,or 2 each side every other row? .
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