Having a nice quiet Boxing Day, although we did take a short trip to our LYS and I spent almost $300 bucks on yarn. Nice stuff on sale. My partner bought a lot of white and neutral stuff since he is into natural dying. He is now grinding cochineal in the kitchen. Hope you guys all had a good Christmas, if that is what you celebrate, or at least a nice festive time in whatever tradition you find yourself.
I am enclosing a few pics of my latest project, The basic pattern is from 'Guy Knits' in the Best of Knitter's series by XrX books. I like the colourway a lot, and although you have to keep track, it is really not a hard knit at all. It looks more impressive than it is, simply being a slip-stitch pattern (which I have never done before). The yarn I am using, for the main, teal-turquoise part is Brown Sheep's 'Nature Spun' in a colour called Hurricane Seas, and the variegated colourway is Noro's Silk Garden Lite in colour #2033. The pics show a closeup of the back and a sleeve in progress. The colours, as usual in my online pics, are not true, but you can get the idea. I am using 4.5 mm needle for the work (3.5 for the cuffs etc). I did a swatch with a larger size (4.5) but did not like the drape of the fabric. Now, I have one more sleeve left to go, then putting it all together which is my least favourite part.
I hope everyone has a great 2009.