Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sunny Stupor (Heather)

In contrast to the last few warm but distinctly gloomy days, today was brilliantly sunny, but only 0 degrees (Celsius). For those of us in an West-facing apartment, it was a sunny, sleepy afternoon. Phlox needs to work on more flattering napping positions.



He usually keeps to Mike's lap, but once I got all my other work done and finally got back to CPH, he planted himself firmly on my legs. I had to do some emergency blogging in situ before the sun went down.



So I have about 12 or 13 inches down at this point, and the pattern says to start the armhole shaping at 13.5". I want a longer sweater, so I am going to knit to 15" and then start. I ought to have more than enough yarn to satisfy this modification. Speaking of yarn, I absolutely love it when the yarn cake becomes a yarn nest. See what I mean? It is nice to be working with a sticky, woolly yarn!

We are visiting our Alma Mater this weekend to hear a conference on anger in the ancient world. I don't know how much knitting time this will afford me, but it will be nice to be in our old stomping grounds!

4 comments:

Adriana said...

Bring socks! I knit socks at the UBC conference last year.

Phlox is so photogenic and so is the new sweater.

spillyjane said...

oh, i love those cables! great colour, too.

Kate said...

It's looking great!
Any idea where I can get a copy of the pattern? I've tried ebay already

Heather G. said...

Kate: You know it is in the Fall 2006 Knitscene, right?

If you can't get the pattern any other way, you can order back issues here:

http://www.knitscene.com/back_issues.asp