Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shetland Fern

I don't like to brag or show off (ok, maybe just a little). Anyway, I am very very pleased with how this sweater turned out:

Pattern: Shetland Fern by Jennifer Lindsay, from The Natural Knitter (what a gem of a book!)

Yarn: Yarns International Shetland 2000 in the same natural shades as the pattern. This yarn is not dyed, but comes directly from sheep of various colors! Check out the yarn and other awesome patterns here.

Needles: size 3 and size 2.5, not because they were specified in the pattern but because I had a lot of them in various lengths. Somehow, magically, the gauge worked out allright.

Love, love, love it. Words escape me at the moment. Let me just say that the pattern is fantastic and very well written. Here is a very pleased me:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coming up soon...

A big finished object is currently blocking and drying (mostly drying, since I didn't do much actual blocking). When I say "big," I mean 8 months of knitting, 14 balls of yarn, 6 pairs of needles... the whole shtick.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Signs of Spring

No, not the big hairy monster, but rather the cluster of fresh grass on the side of the path. I've been looking for signs of spring since February, and I've finally found them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hola amigos

I spent a good part of March doing this:

And this: (they're called cenotes - usually underground springs in holes in the limestone plateau)

And this (in the tiny town of Izamal):

Some knitting got done on the bus rides through the jungle:

CookieA's famous Pomatomus socks, in Malabrigo sock violeta africana. Maya ladies on the bus were always very interested in my knitting - I guess it's not a very common sight in the Yucatan...