03 February 2009

i've been knitting

It's true! Last year, I wanted to knit a sweater. Does it count if I started one on December 31? Who cares, I did. And I'm almost done! I cast on the ever-popular February Lady Sweater using O-Wool. It's the first time I've knitted anything from the top down, and I have to say that I'm really liking it. It seems like most people love this method because you can try the piece on as you're making it, which is definitely why I like it (I hate when sweaters are too short!). I'm really excited about this sweater because the pattern is simple to knit, but interesting to look at (my favorite) and I can already tell it's going to become a go-to sweater, especially as spring (slowly) approaches.

I'm really loving the yarn I chose, except for all those little bits of leaves and hay and whatever else that are spun into the yarn. I actually got a splinter at one point. I can safely say that's a first! Also, I finished another set of those lovely cabled fingerless gloves. This pair was sent off to my friend in Scotland, where I'm sure she needs something to keep her cozy.

Finally, you might remember from last year that February is not my favorite month. Amanda (and many others out there) shares my pain, and I'm hoping to follow her lead by posting things that are making me happy this month. Here's a couple for you this week...
:: I took today off from work, just because.
:: Even though it was quite cold today, the sun was out all day and we took an hour and a half long walk with Freddie.
:: I dropped off three rolls of film today.
:: Snuggling on the bed with my puppy.

What's making you happy this week?


  1. Hi, Julia!
    I am in the middle of the summer here, so the thing that I don't like about february is the heat! It just turns me so down...
    Anyway, I am loving all the baking going on here.
    Also, the fact that I have had a few pleasant surprises lately, that I will be sharing soon (small and not so small but great for me).
    I was wondering if you were following a pattern on the sweater and the fingerless mitts?
    Have a nice rest of the week.

  2. what a lovely sweater! And three rolls of film? that is always something to be happy about.

  3. Julia, I'm making the FLS myself - isn't it a fun pattern? you've gotten much further along than I have - I guess I'll have to get back to it to catch up with you ...
    yours looks great so far!

  4. Right now my heart is full from all the crafting/time my kids & I have done together this week, the sunshine pouring in my window, the glimpses of green emerging from our melting snow, and time to rest before starting next week.