Catching Up

I’ve been really busy.

I started a new job, which means a new commuting route:

Commuting Knitting

So there is more train knitting.

I bought some yarn too:

Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock

Isn’t that luscious? I’m still trying to decide what I want to do with it.

And I made my sister a shawl for her birthday:

Pinkerton Shawl

This is the Pinkerton Shawl that was on the cover of the Spring Interweave Knits. I knit it in Dream in Color Smooshy in Chinatown Apple, stretched with a little bit of DiC Baby in the same colorway. (This shawl eats yarn for breakfast. Plan accordingly.) And then I took pictures of it at my parents’ cabin in upstate New York, where my whole clan had gathered for Easter.

Pinkerton Shawl

The cabin is tiny and up on top of a hill. It has electricity and really good 3G service, but no television. There’s a wonderful porch that catches the breeze and I have visions of summer weekends knitting and looking out over the hills.

Balmoral Streamlet

We’ve dubbed the cabin “Balmoral,” in honor of the royal vacation estate. I think it’s entirely fitting.

3 Replies to “Catching Up”

  1. Congratulations! I like that you knit and read at the same time. The shawl is very lovely – great pattern and that colour has always been a favourite of mine. Yummy new yarn – looking forward to seeing what you plan on creating from it!

  2. DOH! I shouldn’t post late at nite – I see now that it’s your PATTERN on your nook – oops! Still – most impressive 🙂 (and much easier to read than my iPhone)

  3. LOL! It’s all good, Marjorie. If it’s a pattern that I don’t need a chart for, I usually do read and knit at the same time. It’s much easier to do that with an e-reader, which is part of the reason I love my Nook so much! /plug

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