Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Peaceful Saturday

Finally we're getting a few minutes of rain. It's been a long dry spell here and we desperately need it.

So far it's been a peaceful, gentle type of rain and not anywhere near enough to satisfy the thirsty plants. I'm hoping for more.

After writing Thursday's post, it was obvious the quickest way back to knitting peace would be to finish the Red White Gansey.

By Friday bedtime the Red White Gansey was done - really done with every last end woven in.

This morning it got a bath. It's wet in the picture.

Once the sweater is dry, the weather is dry, and I can snag a photographer, there will be modeled shots.

The knitting scheduler in my head is happy and knitting peace reigns once again. From now on swatching will count as a project and I will not exceed three projects on the needles at one time.

Pattern: White Gansey from Beth Brown-Reinsel's Knitting Ganseys

Yarn: Knitpicks Swish, a worsted weight superwash wool

Color: Pepper Red

Needles: Knitpicks Options #3

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette. A very firm gauge for this yarn but great for showing stitch definition.

This morning I picked up Mystery Stole 3 and finished Clue 2.

With the knitting urgency gone, less mistakes were made and it didn't take long at all to complete the second chart.

Clue 3 is printed and ready to roll. It's only 50 rows so there will be no problem getting it done by the time Clue 4 is published next Friday.

Pattern: Mystery Stole 3 By Melanie Gibbons

Yarn: Regia silk fingering weight. 55% merino wool, 20% silk, 25% nylon.

Color: Black. As part of the KAL (Knit-A-Long) we were told that white or black best fit the stole theme.

Needles: Options #4.

For the first time ever, I'm glad it takes a Knitpicks shipment with free shipping over a week to arrive. The Acorn Sweater yarn was ordered last Saturday and still isn't here.

This weekend I'll be listening to Harry Potter audio books, knitting the last swatch for the Acorn Sweater, and sketching out a plan to knit the sweater so it will fit.

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