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Friday, January 16, 2009

This little number is now big enough to be considered a Lap Blanket! Given the fact that it is now -17 degrees these days, I need all the help I can get! NOTHING keeps you warm like down and wool and by gum, if I have to resort to putting on the down vest inside today, WHY NOT?! ;p

I also have a glider chair in my living room and it works up a little more heat to knit and glide. Its footstool also glides at the same time so I’m just incredibly happy knitting away on my latest Stockinette as Tranq sweater.

The little lace pattern along the front edges is delighting me as well; the color breaks are all over the place but the overall effect is working en masse. I’ve switched up to another varieagated colorway for the body of the piece and it’s going to be a seriously fun look once the bands and finishing is done…

WHY SO SERIOUS!? Well, once again I fiddled with the layout on ye olde blog here. The past one appeared too crowded to me looking with 2009 eyes. I like to see the pictures and they were not surrounded by enough white space to relax and enjoy the show.

So IF this blog looks wonky on your browser, hit the REFRESH button and reload the page completely. On IE, I had to flush my cache as well, being the tenacious little brat that it is. Usually, I work and surf on Firefox on a Mac but also have IE on my laptop and work computer. (BTW, IMHO, the higher resolution available for your screen viewing also enhances the look, but I hate to post that right on the site.)

9 responses to “Friday, January 16, 2009”

  1. Emily says:

    Looking good! I am zipping along on my cotton ease Basic Lace No-Hoodie. Done with the body and almost one sleeve–I love that sweet lace pattern!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Hi Emily!! :)

    Can you believe how COLD it is this morning? OMG! I have to go run for the Blue Line and I’m praying its just packed so we are all *happy together* and warm…

  3. Renee says:

    It’s even colder then that here this morning. I’m huddled under many layers.
    Love the colour changes and combination on your cardi. The new blog look is very nice. Liking the more white space.

  4. People always tell me that I have an eye for color (this is in regard to beaded jewelry) because I choose unusual colors to blend, but I think you have me beat by miles. I can’t seem to get my “eye” to translate to fiber. Your color eye is fabulous!

  5. Michelle says:

    Wow, love the new layout, and LOVE how the sweater is coming along….the colors pop, and the edging makes it sing!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I love it when my knitting can keep me warm. The sweater is lovely!

  7. Angie says:

    I was just at The Fold 2 weeks ago and saw that yarn, now I REALLY wish I had bought some. It is a very, very cute sweater.

  8. Great sweater, can’t wait to see it with all the final colorways in it. And love the new layout .

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