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, April 18, 2009

Blue Saturday

It's a beautiful, warm, sunny spring day in SW Michigan.

Mrs. Bluebird celebrated the successful completion of a well made, cozy nest and the laying of her first egg.

Unless some unpleasant nature intervenes, there will be one egg a day until 4 to 6 eggs are in the nest. Then she will sit on them for two weeks until the chicks hatch.

Although I've been outside a lot, there has been some knitting.

The back of the Lighthouse Gansey is done. Everything below the underarm gussets was knit in the round. Now it's time to knit the upper front including the lighthouse motif.

Pattern: Lighthouse Gansey by Anne Bosch.

Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin. 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. DK weight.

Color: Glacier.

Needles: Options #3.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch in pattern.

Modifications: While I'm staying true to the stitch patterns, all the stitch counts have been modified to result in a 40 inch sweater. The pattern has sizes 38 (too small), 43 (too large), and 48.

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