Tuesday, November 27, 2007

First Signs of Encroaching Winter

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday, I certainly did. My family came up and we sat around for almost a week straight, knitting, eating and playing cards. I traded my mom the pastel ball of mountain goat for a few additions to my sportweight alpaca stockpile and I received not one, but TWO handknit scarves for my birthday (which is in march, but she made up for it by doubling the bounty).

I made progress on my zipped raglan. Even though it's nowhere near finished, I'm okay with it. Unfortunately I spent all morning writing a paper, so the light outside kind of sucks for taking pictures, so we'll just have to look at a picture from Thanksgiving morning:


That, my friends, is real live snow. Now, many of you who live in colder climates could give a damn about a few flakes of snow, but I, a transplanted southerner, was enamoured with the powdery stuff. Yes, it snows in the south sometimes, but it's much more like lumpy rain than bonafide snow. I'm sure that in my eighth month of winter I'll be less impressed with snow, but for now it sure is pretty. Well, it would be if it hadn't melted the next day.

And look! Jill likes it:


Likes/ Hates; Terror/ Tomato.

I bought the new Son of a Stitch n Bitch this weekend and I am absolutely enthused! Who would have guessed that non-ugly/tacky/dorky men's knitwear patterns existed? I really did find like twelve things I want to make.

Oh by the way, Thumbs down to interweave knits for leaving out even the perfunctory men's pattern in the winter issue. Yes we get it. Women knit. Men can check back in 6 months to see if there's something available then.

Oh well. At least Debbie Stoller's got my back.


kim said...

I also wish that Interweave, etc., would publish more mens patterns, but for selfish reasons, because I actually prefer modifying menswear (or gender neutral) patterns to the more typical "feminine" patterns that you find.

Oh, and someday I might make my BF a sweater. Maybe.

The_Add_Knitter said...

I know, wtf IK?? I also hate the new models, bring back that sensuous red head, dammit!!

Virtuous said...

Glad you had such a nice holiday!

I see you crankin' out the school work.

Yeah I was born and raised in Racine, WI so to be here in the south (NC) is funny seeing "snow" here! LOL

Dang! That sucks about the IK! I didn't even notice of course!

Charles said...

Jill is cute~~~
I also suprised by Winter Interweave....No guys pattern? What the fXXX?
Iam hoping next spring 2008 has lot of men stuff!

I know..I been writing my paper for class! Twoo more week to go!!