Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm Still Around

I don't know why this inertia sets in, the lack of interest in blogging and many other things. Can it be Spring fever? I'm not sure. I have been keeping up with my knitting and reading, but that's about all.

I'm just about finished with the sweater set for the new grandchild. That's good, because I just found out there's a baby shower coming up in two weeks. All I have left to do is finish up the neck band on the hat and find some buttons. I'm not worrying about knitting the pants that go with the outfit, since I know I'll never finish them in two weeks. I'm not even sure if I ever will knit the pants. They're so boring to knit. But the size of the outfit is 12 months, so I'll have plenty of time to decide before the baby is big enough to wear it.

No pictures yet of this outfit.

I also joined a shawl KAL, over at Sivia Harding's yahoo site. I don't know why, it just seemed like the thing to do. That I do have a couple of pictures of.

This is the Diamond Fantasy Shawl, knitted in Elann's Peruvian Collection Baby Cashmere, color Dark Teal. I'm using size 5US circs. I wish I had played with the color a bit, because this doesn't show the beautiful teal color at all. You also can't really see, but I'm adding some beads at each of the points and in the center of each of the middle diamonds. So far it's been fun to knit. It's also going pretty fast because this isn't lace weight yarn, it's fingering.

Here's a close-up, and if you look real hard, you can see the two center beads. And you can almost see the color. I really have to try harder to get proper pictures.

I just love the cashmere of it. I've never worn shawls, but the cashmere of this one is yummy, so it may cause me to change my habits.

Enjoy the spring weather - more of it coming up later this week.

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