Thursday, 1 October 2009
October the oneth
I LOVE this time of year! The colours ...... of changing leaves ...... and the crispness ...... of cooler air, including unexpected snow storms! Yes, we had SNOW today! This was all that was left by the time I got home from work, but we still had SNOW on the first day of October. That's what happens when you live in the NORTH! Here's a hint about something else that happens when you live in the north ...... it involves BEAR POOP, but it's not as cute as the above picture! There was a nice big pile of it right outside my apartment building entrance. Okay, I won't be making any more after dark trips to the garbage dumpster! (Although from the evidence, said bear hasn't been dining on garbage ...)
Witchy Poo (she needs a non-scatalogical name, doesn't she?) has progressed a bit ... she has hair, hat, hands, and legs now ... but I got sidetracked by the latest Interweave Knits. I found this ...... Every Way Wrap ... a combo shawl, cardi, vest, scarf thing ... and I just happened to have enough balls of aran-coloured wool in my stash!It's moss stitch on one edge ...... and has a challenging REVERSIBLE cable pattern on the other edge.
And I do mean challenging ... partly because there was an ERROR in the cable diagram. I was at this point ...
... several times in a row, having ripped out about five inches of knitting and started again evening after evening, until I finally smartened up and checked Interweave's website for corrections! Now I'm this far ...
... having mad this my transit project (I knit to and from work on the city bus). A couple of inches every day ... slow but steady progress. I've got a long (work related) airplane trip coming up next weekend, so will try to work on this on the plane. Bamboo cable knit needles should be okay to take on the airplane ... right? anyone?