Yup, still winter

9 Mar

Indeed.  11 inches of snow fell here from Friday – Saturday, although we only got 7 inches on the ground (don’t ask me how that works!)  I got my first snow day in about 4 years, as I decided I wasn’t going to forge a path to church for mass on Saturday night.  Fortunately, today the temp is up above 40, so it’s melting pretty rapidly.  Snow in March is a sad thing indeed.

In defiance of the snow, I’m planning to start this top. 

I’m trying to decide whether to do reverse stockinette or not.  I’ve already swatched, so maybe I will start tonight!

I also made great progress on Joy – the back piece is nearly finished!

My gauge in the lace pattern is smaller than in the top patter, so it actually has a tad bit of unintentional shaping, which I think will work out.  I’m getting a 32″ bust size using the smallest numbers with a C hook.  I’m quite enjoying this very much, and plan to knit to pattern except for possibly the flower… I may leave that off.

I’ve started the Babette blanket and completed 5 squares (hey, they’re all big squares!)

I love the colors of these three squares.  I also crocheted the center 12 round square, but I’m not happy with it.  I don’t care for the orange color, so I’m going to rip part of that square and use one of my 3 extra colors, below.

 

(the two blue skeins to the far right under the green are not part of babette, they’re just hanging out with my wound yarn!)

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8 Responses to “Yup, still winter”

  1. Mel March 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    Those colours are so dreamy, and the combination of them in the squares is great. I can’t wait to see it finished!

  2. Marcela March 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    Those colors are so lovely and springy! Very nice to chase away the 11 inch snow blues!

  3. mick March 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    Babette is one of the patterns that made me want to learn to crochet (which, incidentally, I’m still working on). The colors look gorgeous!

  4. Ella March 10, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    I love that just behind your knitting stuff is a print that says “Funny Lady” on it. Cracks me up. :D

    Those colors make me think of sherbert… yummy raspberry and blueberry and grape…. how bright and fun to have something like that to focus on when it’s all cold and snowy out!

  5. thekidneybean March 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    I just love the colors you have for your babette! Beautiful.

  6. Wanett March 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    I love the colors you chose for your blanket.

    Btw: I used the yarn I purchased from your stash sale to knit Lush and Lacy. It came out great!

  7. Sue March 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    I love the top you are swatching for and I am sure it will look wonderful when it is finished. The crocheted squares look so nice and colorful too and you have so many great colors to add to it.

  8. Margaret March 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Are you using Koigu wool yarn?

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