Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

For the second time in almost as many weeks we got the treat of snow again. It started snowing about midnight and when I awoke we had about 4".


It has since changed to sleet and freezing so I'm waiting once again to see if or what time I have to report to work tomorrow. My neighborhood is pretty much frozen in so if we have to report in I may just take another day off or work from home.

I finished the second Brambles Beret the end of last year but I've just finally gotten around to blocking it. I'm still in love with this pattern and how great the texture looks knitted in Cascade 220.




Specs:

Pattern: Brambles Beret
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool Turquoise
Needles:
Started: December 22, 2010 Finished: December 25, 2010

Kirsten had a question regarding my sock club: "Do you grab a bag, open it, and that's what you knit next?"

Yes, that is exactly how it works. The great thing is that even though I know what is in each bag, once I got them mixed up I numbered them and I truly can't tell what is in each. The actual pattern isn't in the bag. In addition to the yarn there is an index card with the pattern name, needle size and yarn. I'll use this info to assemble what I need to knit the socks.

Lately my focus seems to be on the small project. Namely hats, scarves and socks. I haven't picked my sweater up in about a week and I don't feel inclined to. I'm torn between forcing myself to do so or just going with the flow. Sweaters are part of my stash reduction plan and if I really want to make a dent in the stash I'm going to have to knit a few of them. I'm sure this will work itself but I would sure like to have a couple of new sweaters before it gets warm again.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Bev

I say go with the flow baby! Sweater love will come around again . Your berets are fabulous!

Theresa said...

I LOVE that hat! And how are you liking all that snow? My grandkids have been off school for 2 days and are out tomorrow, too!

Vera H. said...

Nice color on the beret. I want to knit another one. It's such a nice design.