Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Catching Up

Way, way, waaaaay back (nearly a month ago now), I managed to finish the Superbowl Baby Sweater (a.k.a. the Tulip Baby Cardi). After weeks of blog neglect, this darling little number completely fell off the radar. It has only now come to light due to my continued failure at any sort of camera use and a general lull in knitting progress, symptomatic of a potentially finished Lucy Cardi hoping to make its final blog appearance next week.

I bought a kit for this sweater from Lettuce Knit last May. With four good friends expecting over the next five months it seemed like a good time to finally knit it up.
Tulip Baby Caridgan

The Dream in Color yarn was wonderful to knit with. The subtle variations in colour create a beautiful overall effect. The yarn grew a little after hitting a sink of warm soapy water, as expected when dealing with superwash. The sleeves look like they may end up being a little long (based on my limited knowledge of infant proportions) but the striping pattern was too beautiful to interrupt.

Tulip Baby Caridgan

The marriage of colour and texture is wonderful in this project. The seed stitch used for the edging and between stripes complements the different values in the yarn beautifully. Even the inside is gorgeous.

Tulip Baby Caridgan

Although I loved every minute of this project, I am more than a little relieved that the dozens and dozens of ends have finally been woven in. Luckily I still have a few months left over before I have to tackle the matching hat with all the leftovers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I have to say, there is no knitting like vacation knitting.
The hill

Last weekend the significant other and I fled the city in search of a hill or two for some much needed R&R. Being a girl who grew up in Québec amongst some of the finest ski conditions in Eastern-ish Canada, I wasn't expecting much from the Torontonian take on a classic ski resort. It was cliché, it was overpriced, it was gorgeous, and we had a blast.

As a preamble to this little detour on the way to a knitting update, it's been about 6 years since my snowboard has touched snow. Scary, I know.

The fear

Turns out that aside from having to overcome the fear of serious injury that has finally managed to permeate my older and wiser brain since my teenage years, a few runs and it's all old hat again. This picture makes me look way more in control than I felt at the time.

The board

While nursing the inevitable delayed onset muscle soreness I managed to make notable progress on my Central Park Hoodie sleeves. Although this is a never-before-posted picture of the first sleeve I finished knitting at the beginning of March, it looks very much like the second sleeve that is now more than halfway through so let's pretend it's that.

Central Park Hoodie

I have some serious love for the Oceanwind Knits yarn I'm using for this sweater. The cables are really showing up nicely.

Central Park Hoodie

I also managed to finish the first of the ice cream socks from December days past. Sadly, there are also no up-to-date photos of those just yet something to be rectified shortly. I know, I know. Bad knitter!

Why all the dated/missing photos you ask? Well when not knitting, or careening down a vertical incline, I spent much of my time doing this.

The wine

Vive les vacances!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Things have been busy. Too busy. To counteract the disorienting feeling of chasing one's tail for weeks on end, I decided to wake up at 7:00 am one fine Sunday morning and get some spinning done.


These are the first 2 completed skeins of what is lovingly referred to as NBO, short for the "Neverending Blue One." I cling to the eventual hope that one day there may be nearly enough yarn for *gasp* a whole sweater.


I suppose it would help if I found more time to sit at my wheel now and then. Perhaps a challenge for next month.


A more wordy post to come in the not-so-distant future. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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