"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


WIP Wednesday January 12, 2011


I finished the back of the Lobster cardigan this morning. I put it on stitch holders after taking this pic. The instructions say to bind off, but I like to join my shoulders with the 3 needle bind off, so I will leave them open for now.

I really really like the fabric of this project.

Considering how gray and dull it looks outside right now, the bright colors are soothing to my eyes. It looks so soft and snuggly too.

I'm also enjoying how quickly it's knitting up. A good break before I take on something more challenging -like that Alice Starmore sweater I want to finish. I am going to do that. But first I need to find the yarn. I tucked it away somewhere in the house but I don't remember where, so it will take a bit of searching. The pieces that are done are in a bag in my closet. I put it there so I'd see it every day when I get dressed, making me feel guilty. Eventually I'd finish it with it nagging me like that. ;-) Ah self, I do know thee.

Speaking of gray and dull outside, it is snowing today. We're supposed to get a lot of it. I didn't go to Yarnies for two reasons.

1. I didn't want to deal with the roads. They are bad today.

2. Andrea couldn't get to work because the roads haven't been plowed where she lives yet, so the store is closed.

It's a good day to stay indoors and knit. I think I'll make soup for dinner. I wonder if I have the makings for Potato Soup? I'll have to go rummage around in the pantry.

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Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. That color is warm & cheerful.

  2. I really like the look of the fabric, too, the colours and textures work so well together and look wonderfully warm (in both senses of the word).

  3. Your sweater is really lovely! I like the pattern very much. I went searching through Google for a copy or a kit but couldn't find one. We are having a major blizzard, too! I got a lot of "finishing" done today which makes me happy! lol

  4. Beautiful colors! I hope you post pics of your Alice Starmore sweater soon too!

  5. Sweater is lovely. Warm summer colors.

    Sorry about all the snow.

  6. Such happy, bright colors! Definitely cheerful on a snowy winter's day.

  7. That sweater will be fabulous -- such a warm, happy color plus that interesting texture.

    I hope you find the yarn for the Starmore sweater.

  8. A perfect color for a gray day! The sweater looks so soft and luscious!

  9. I often read your blog after seeing you comment on Stitches of Violets blog! I have to laugh though, because the first time I saw your name, I thought it said BEDknitter. ANd I thought, wow, she can knit in bed and not fall asleep...amazing.
    sorry Beadknitter. Im impressed with bead knitting too!