Stitching Status: Preparing for Snow

They’re saying we’re finally getting snow this year and it waited for when I’m on spring break from teaching. Thanks, Mother Nature. It’s fine, I’m not traveling and we actually got my cousin a ticket to come fly out from Chicago to see us on Wednesday so she’ll be flying in after the snow is supposed to hit us. Unfortunately she was hoping to escape Chicago’s cold for DC’s milder temperatures…that’s not going to happen. Oh well. So what will I be working on if I get a snow day tomorrow (finger’s crossed)?
Remember my Seagrass cardigan? I’m working on a two color version for my sister Anne. I’m using that lovely sparkly Tempting Ewe yarn I picked up at the Sheep and Wool Festival last year. I had ideas for something for myself but the sparkle screams my sister Anne. Plus since it’s already March and spring is supposed to be on the way I figured I would make her a short sleeved sweater for this transitional time of year. It’ll be a nice layering piece.
Sea grass cardigan
Here’s a back view of my version. I’m using the pink/purple yarn color for the ribbing at the back waste, the garter stitch trim at the bottom and the collar. If I have enough of it I’ll also add a touch of color to the ribbing on the sleeves. We shall see. I had to put it down last night after I missed a stitch twice on the lace and had to go back a full row. Sometimes my eyes need to focus on something else so I picked up my Find Your Fade Shawl.
I’ve added my fifth color since I took this picture but I don’t have enough of the bright blue yarn to do a full pattern repeat so I’m going to be adding in my sixth color soon! I’m using the leftover Periwinkle Sheep yarns bright sapphire blue from my Mom’s sweater I made her for Christmas. I wanted to incorporated that yarn into my fade but knew I wouldn’t have the full yardage I needed but I think the pop of color will still look really good. I can’t tell you how much I love making this shawl. It’s a good piece to pick up in between other projects. I’m sure I’ll make another one in the future for someone else. And in non-knitting related news I’ve been working on getting the dogs to take better selfies. LOL
Clearly this is time well spent. I just crack up because they always look at me. But they’re cute memories to have on my phone.

What are you working on currently?

9 Replies to “Stitching Status: Preparing for Snow”

  1. Your Seagrass cardigan is stunning, and the fit is exceptional! I don’t usually like short-sleeved cardis for myself, but seeing your Seagrass makes it tempting. That bottom right picture of Cher looking up at you melts my heart. You sure do have sweet puppies. ❤

    1. I only had 2 skeins of that yarn and I was determined to make a sweater with it so this short sleeved option was the best option. I love it because I can layer it with a long sleeve and wear all winter and I can wear it in my freezing cold office during the summer too.

  2. LOL! Cher looks like she’s REALLY trying, cut her a break 🙂 Super excited to see Anne’s finished sweater, can’t wait!

    1. Cher always looks up at me, always. Jellybean I can usually get to look forward but you’ve got to catch her quickly!

  3. Would hanging a treat near or on your phone help with the canine selfies? I’ll be working on myself first via power walk + weights, crunches, and lunges. Hopefully after I shower and fuel up I can work on my Pink Flamingo on the Lawn as I had checked out a new audiobook of a cozy mystery. When I go park for pick up of the tween, Speckle Me Waffles will be my focus.

    1. So when I hang a treat that’s all they look at and then it’s usually a little too high and then one of them jumps for the treat. LOL So we will just keep on trying.

    1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to a snow day just so I can snuggle dogs all day and knit.

  4. I’m watching the snow right now. I cancelled my office hours and came home right after class, and it was a good call. I’m hoping to finish the second sleeve of a Kate Davies cardigan this evening so it can join the whole shebang and I can get to the colourwork yoke. I’m hoping to chill tomorrow, but I do have some writing to do, which doesn’t really take a snow day. Your cardigan looks great!

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