Friday, January 2, 2009

The obligatory snow pictures plus one knitting project

We've had quite a long streak of snow this past December, more than I have seen in the last few years. So I thought I'd get the obligatory snow scene photos out of the way for the season. Luckily, I am retired and don't have to be anywhere in specific at a certain time, so when it starts snowing, I can easily say "Let it snow, let it snow" and continue with my knitting. The photos are courtesy of my daughter.

View from the back window

The snow is still falling.

View of property behind the house.

And finally the driveway towards the street.

It's not that I do not have enough projects on the needles. However, Monika Eckert from Klabauter Wolle of Germany gave us a Christmas present of a free shawl knit-along. She has been experimenting with colors in long repeats. However, I did not have any in my stash and thus decided to knit the shawl in an off-white color with the idea that I will paint the shawl once it's finished or in the spring, which ever comes first. And if it doesn't come out the way I want it, we can always over dye it, or keep it for another nice warm winter shawl.

The shawl is triangular and knit from the top down.
Clues 1 and 2

Clues 3 and 4

Clues 5 an 6 - Can you see the hugs and kisses?

Laying in the orphan corner currently are, the Orkney Pie Shawl, another mystery shawl, and the beginnings of a MMario shawl called "Storm Queen."
A blessed New Year for all of you and...
"Knit On!"