Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Stash

This is the off-week.  Last time, I had lots of projects to share.  Today, not so much.  It's been a meeting kind of week and I could only take the knitting to one. 

But I did cross one off the list.  My Gardening Pullover is finished.  It was the go-to knit this week as it was so easy.   The pattern is easy so I didn't have to refer to it very often.  Minimal shaping and just knits and purls.  Knitting for minds that are already numb...or that are trying to process information and stay awake. 

I do like this sweater, though.  It ticks all the boxes for outdoor active wear.  It is stretchy, stretchy, stretchy and retains its elasticity.  So, it sticks close to your body and doesn't flop around, catching on stuff when you're working.  It is short-waisted and short-sleeved.   Again, out of the way of the work while keeping you warm.  The yarn was not expensive so I won't worry about it.  It is totally washable so I can get as dirty as I like.  And, being an acrylic/wool blend, it will wear into the next century.  It is perfect. 

I spent some time with Mork - or Kissing the Frog, as I call it -  as well.  One more pattern repeat and I'll have the back done.  Backs are always the biggest pieces and I feel as though I havecrossed the mountain when I finish it.  The rest is all downhill. 

I only managed a few rows on the shawl so no changes worth capturing on the camera.   I will leave you with some good news from my garden: snowdrops!  Maybe it will give hope to those who are struggling with mountains of snow today.  Spring will always does.


Paws on the Run said...

Whoo hoo! Mork is looking good!! :) And I love your new "work" sweater. It looks great on you.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your gardening sweater is great! Fits you so well and is already at work! Mork is going to be beautiful. I will look forward to seeing more! blessings ~ tanna

Annie said...

Hi Stephanie. Very nice sweater. Love sweaters that last forever. I especially like that rolled neckline.

Mimi said...

Spring is coming here too, and delighted we are to see it! I admire the courage of those little shoots poking through, when all I see is grey, grey skies, rain and cold. They can obviously sense better times!
Your garden sweater looks great, and is very practical. I love the Kissing the Frog one, it's my kind of pattern, cables rock!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

The sweater is beautiful! And thank you for the photos of the garden, I am able to garden vicariously through you - I always enjoy cleaning up the garden at season's end.

Rudee said...

I adore you new sweater and the photo of you doing something you very obviously love--working in your lovely garden!

Anonymous said...

Love the new sweater, perfect colour for you.

Susan Kane said...

Such a great photo! You look so happy, and stylin', out in the garden.

Jeannette StG said...

Love to see all your knitting work, but also nice to see you once in a while!
Wow, you never sit still do you, if you're knitting, you're doing yard work:)
(haven't signed out from Mysteries blog, but I'm writing now from my JPS39vanKerkvoorde.blogspot blog)


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