Considering at the beginning of this week I was shocked that it was only Tuesday I can’t believe that it’s already Friday! I think it helped that Wednesday we got some snow. We’ve had a very mild winter this year and I’m loving it! The snow was predicted to start after noon, but it started a little after 11 while I was out buying yarn, of course.. We only got about 5 inches in our area. It’s funny that this is only like the 2nd storm we’ve had since Halloween last year. The first one, in January, we only got a couple inches and it didn’t last that long. The weather is supposed to get warmer by Saturday (near 50*F), so our recent bit of snow probably won’t last long (and I’m actually ok with that! lol) My boys, however are gonna be kinda bummed. We had a snow day today for Bug and after breakfast we bundled up and went out to play. Fidget loved being dragged around in the sled. I will say that snow is a good workout for me. Before 8am I had the front walk, side walk and the bottom of the driveway shoveled out and all the running around in circles pulling both boys in the sled gave me some cardio!
Anyway, like I mentioned in my last post, I finished my Grey Hooded Cardigan. Here are a couple pictures of it. I really do love it! It’s my new favorite!
And here’s one with the hood up. I mentioned previously that with the first sweater I made with this pattern I had trouble with getting the front panel of the hood on easily and without a slight twist. I felt it was unnecessarily difficult to sew on the extra piece. Following the suggestions of fellow ravelers who endeavored to make this sweater, I picked up the stitches along the front of the hood (the same number as the final amount of rows for the front panel) and knit it to the width of the 20 stitch button area. Then I inserted the cord and folded it over. It doesn’t twist like the first one and gives it a slight flair, which is unique.
I don’t have a close up of the buttons, but they are a silver metal button that has what appears at first glance to be a Celtic design. They really suit me and the sweater nicely!
I mentioned buying yarn, too. I picked up some Caron One Pound skeins at Joann’s on Wednesday (Lavender Blue, Deep Violet, White, Sage Green, and Petal Pink) and I’m using some Rose and Cream from my stash. I’ve started working on a Twin Sized Spring Flowers blanket for my friend Pammi’s daughter. I’m really excited about it. Here’s a sneak peek. The pattern can be found here on Ravelry.
So far (in 2 days) I’ve made 7 white ringed hexagons and 7 cream ringed hexagons (only the white are pictured). I really like how the cream looks…I’m leaving it up to Pammi whether we omit the white and go with the cream only or if we use both. It would probably end up with diagonal stripes if we go with both, though that’s not a bad thing.