Monday, July 7, 2008

A post about nothing and everything

We've been having a cold snap. With snow even!

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As you can see the kids were very impressed.


I really need to get my CPH done so I have something warm to wear next time it snows!. I've CO for the sleeves and am doing both at once, in the misguided hope this will make them knit faster. I am really loving this wool and how the cables pop. It's also lovely and warm draped over me as I knit so I imagine this is going to be a very warm hoodie. I'm desperate to get this done and off the needles. Finishing something so large (an actual proper something no less!!) is going to be such an achievement but I worry my expectations are so high, that something could still go wrong (did I do the right size???) and disappointment is only a few cable repeats away. Only time will tell I guess. At the moment I really love how it is coming together albeit much slower than the knits I am used to lol.

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Speaking of high expectations a friend was destashing some Noro and I couldn't resist....

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Not sure what I will do with this. At the moment its on my dresser just for me to admire. I had thought perhaps a Fake Isle hat or maybe a felted bag.... Thanks Fi, its lovely.

Normally the creative process for me is very joyous and satisfying. Over the past few days I have helped sew squares together for the blanket I mentioned here, for the little boy battling cancer. Sadly, last week while safe in his mother's arms he slipped from this world. I feel very privileged that I was able to help with this project. This time, making something was tinged with much sadness. Many squares were sent, the finished blanket is very large - much love knitted into every piece. I hope it brings some comfort to his family to know so many people are thinking of them during this sad time.

11 comments:

Mary said...

your CPH looks great so far, and that color your picked is fabulous... I made mine in a neutral beige color, but your plum makes me purple with envy... I might have to CO another one.. I've been thinking of it lately, since I want the sweater to be a little bit bigger. The finished product will look great!

Fi said...

Yay - it arrived. Bright huh!!!
And I think the fake isle hat is an awesome idea :) Enjoy.

Carol said...

I'm sure the blanket will bring his family great comfort.And I agree with you the fake Isle hat is a brilliant Idea.
I love the snow pic! we are having a mini heat wave here,temperatures are in 30°C+. How long are your winters? Hope you have a great day!

amanda said...

Looks like the children are having a fab time. So sad about the litle boy you've been knitting for. As Carol says, his family will be comforted by the thought and effort everyone knitted into the blanket.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

My heart goes out to the family of the little boy. Let them know that people all over the world are thinking of them.

On a brighter note it is nice to see the kids playing in the snow. With the heat here in the triple digits that picture was very refreshing!!

Aunt Kathy said...

Prayers being lifted.

I love the cable stitch on your hoodie, lovely.

And that Noro yarn looks so cheerful.

And SNOW??? Yikes we are in the air conditioner 24/7 around here.

Alana said...

Ohhh... that blanket story is just so sad! As a mom I just couldn't imagine.

On a happier note.. your sweater looks great. In my experience knitting both sleeves at once feels way slower than one at a time because you dont see as much progress. But how exciting to not have to knit that second sleeve!

:)

PrincessPea said...

I was about to comment on your lovely sweater and the joyful colours of the Noro when I read your last paragraph about the little boy. So sad when someone dies so young.

Amy said...

I was sorry to hear about the young boy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Noro - once the stash comes down a bit then it is on my list!

purdypeas said...

So glad that you were one of the people to sew L's blanket up with love. It looks like that Noro will hopefully brighten your day. I'd go with a bag, but then again, I dream in bags.