Dave has headed to the cottage for his annual 'boys' week' and I'm home enjoying my last day of vacation in peace.
Rocky is watching the snow fallIt's not a lot of snow, just a dusting, but considering it's January 2nd, and it's the first real snowfall we've had this winter - I'll take it.
It also gave me a reason to plop my butt on the couch and work on my 2012 knitting goals. And I've already hit a milestone - I cast off the skirt portion of my Lore hoodie!
And, if you've ever doubted the virtues of blocking, this pattern will make you a believer.Look! I knit a giant egg carton!
Ah... that's better.
The pattern is knit from the bottom up in one piece, and you're actually suppose to immediately begin the bodice after finishing the skirt, and block afterwards. I thought that would be too awkward - so I'm blocking first.
Also, this hoodie has 1/2 sleeves, but since I intend to use it more as a jacket than a cardigan - 1/2 sleeves are useless. I was planning on knitting straight sleeves, like a few others have done, but then I had the brilliant idea to use the fir cone lace for the bottom half of the sleeves as well - I'm working on that now. With a little perseverance, I could possibly have them on the blocking board by the weekend.
I'm on track to have this jacket knit by the end of January - and won't that be a great start to my knitting goals!