Tuesday, March 01, 2005

NOT the storm of the century -

Not even the storm of the week. NYC was spared the worst of the weather, my commute was only about a 1/2 longer than usual, although the bus was packed, so no knitting.

Last night I finished my Crochetville Swap Shawl. It is currently hanging, pinned off the top bunk in the boys room, not really blocking just letting the stitches settle. I am pleased with the way it turned out, just a little bummed that I ran out of yarn for the one I was originally making. This one is done in bulky chenille so it worked up quick - it is very soft - David kept petting the yarn as I was making it. I feel a little like I cheated though, 'cause it was so quick and easy, so I am making some accessories to go with it. So far I have made a pair of beaded earrings and I think a pendant will be nice too - I also want to make a purse. I have to see if I can find a coordinating yarn for that!

The cape is coming along quickly too - I was able to knit some more on the bus this morning. Tonight I hope to finish the last repeat on the FBS and start the edging. I can't wait - I really love the yarn for this - I can't wait to see how it looks blocked.

4 comments:

DAWN said...

Thanks for the Tarot reading! that was fun...
Sorry to hear you ran out of yarn for the first shawl (I hate it when that happens) but I bet this one is just as great!
Glad you didn't get socked in with the snow! we got a dusting and it is all gone.

~ DAWN

Deneen said...

That's wonderful it didn't ruin your commute (not too much anyway). We had about 4-5" and now it's slushy and messy. My husband commutes 85 miles to Trenton daily, but he's from New England so the snow driving doesn't bother him.

I hate running out of yarn in the middle of a project!! Makes me not want to even do the project ever again.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see waht you have done with the Tudor homespun and this cape pattern. I'm thinking about using some left over homespun that I have to make myself a cape.

Yarnmistress

CarolBrigid said...

Hi knitwitch - I just found your blog and I totally LOVE the cape - the photos of the girl are beautiful - where can I get the pattern, please? Thank you!