The older I get the more I like crisp-cold of winter and dislike the sticky-hot of summer. For the past few weeks I’ve been itching for snow — bigtime. As I was awakening this morning I thought for a second about how nice it would be to open the drapes and see the trees coated with snow. Of course that didn’t happen, but with a high of 47 predicted for today it’s almost cold enough.
Since the weather isn’t cooperating I’ve been thinking about snowflakes in my knitting.
This sweater has been on my mind for at least a year now:
It’s Lana Grossa’s August 2003 Model of the Month. It’s a free pattern. I have some Adrienne Vittadini Nadia in Chianti (a dark red) that I think would knit up beautifully as that sweater. I’d lengthen it and possibly modify the collar. Maybe some fuzzy angora for the snowflake?
I’ve also been thinking about a FI snowflake sweater in non-standard snowflake colors. I bought some dark orange and sapphire wool from Elann to make one. Two months ago I saw a girl wearing an orange FI with some dark blue accents and I couldn’t stop staring at it. So when the Peruvian Collection came out I knew I had to get some for that sweater. I’ve been considering starting it over the Christmas holiday but with the discovery of Mariah the snowflakey FI may have to wait.
I finished half of Kelly’s Christmas gift. I scraped what I showed you all last week though. It just wasn’t feeling up to gift status. It was fine, but nothing special. I came up with my own design over the weekend and I love it! It’s camera-shy but hopefully I’ll get a good pic of it tomorrow for you all. I’m so pleased with this one that I decided to make it a free pattern too. I’ve started typing that up as well and hope to have a preliminary copy done by tomorrow too. Knitting it up was fun. Writing the pattern was hard! I still have a few areas in the instructions that I think aren’t up to par yet so I may scour some other patterns to see how they say it.
I did get my hair cut on Friday. There was a bit of drama and I’ve decided to find a new stylist after 4 years. The hair is fine. I now have bangs and they should be the perfect length in a few weeks. The eyebrows (which I got waxed) are almost gone. Seriously. For some reason I’m not that self-conscious about them but there’s almost none left. You know it’s bad when you show your girlfriends and they say “Well, you could pencil them in.”