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)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow Report and New Project

The view as we started our early morning dog walk today.

Here in Almena Township we ended up with about ten inches of fluffy white snow. The ground is still a bit unfrozen so as the day went on the snow settled down to about four inches.

The most frequently uttered words in SW Michigan in the last 48 hours: "I wasn't ready for that yet."

Though unwashed in the picture, the swatches for my next project are washed, dried, and measured.

This makes the third project I've knit with Elann Coto Canapone, 52% cotton, 48% hemp. It goes in the washer, dryer, and comes out the same size, same gauge, only softer. It's a wonderful yarn.

Little sister Carrie in North Carolina, recipient of the Manon Shawl in Coto Canapone, requested a February Lady Sweater in the same yarn, same color. I wasn't sure about knitting the pattern in something other than wool, but the swatching indicates all will be wonderful.

I plan on casting on this evening.

Pattern: February Lady Sweater.

Yarn: Elann Coto Canapone. Worsted weight. 52% cotton, 48% hemp.

Color: Murano Blue.

Needles: Options #7.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches/inch in garter stitch.

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