Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Knit Year!

I hope everyone had a good New Year's Eve.

Dave and I found ourselves at his uncle's and I found myself with several glasses of his aunt's excellent wine - so I can't complain. There was food, fire works (which almost lit my skirt on fire) and lots of laughs.

The cats were here by themselves, and apparently celebrated the New Year by trashing the house. I came home to plant dirt scattered, yarn EVERYWHERE, contents of the coffee table dumped and cat toys all over the floor. Apparently I have teenagers in fur coats!

They have spent most of the day sleeping it off. Rocky has taken over the box of Madeline Tosh:
I did indeed cast on for my first shawl. For my first one, I decided not to go to my queue but to design one of my own. I have been working on it all day...
It doesn't seem like much for a day's worth of knitting, but I've also ripped it out about seven times and started over - part of the fun of designing.

This looks nothing like the shawl I had in my head - but I'm finally happy with it. I'm using my Fluffy Cat in 'Pink Pearl'.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I LOVE this yarn! It's so soft and silky and creates a beautiful drapey fabric - if you're thinking of knitting 10 shawls this year - at least one of them should be knit with Fluffy Cat. There are five beautiful colourways in the shop right now and if you spend more than $75 you can get free shipping until the end of the month.

Hope every one had a great New Year - and I have a really good feeling about 2010!


trek said...

And a pretty color, too.

What is up with cats?

lexa said...

Pretty color! I started a shawl last year and set it aside. I vow to finish that one this year and make at least one more. I also vow to finish Ma's afghan that was stared in 2008 (bad, bad!) and try to knit a couple of sweaters. And start Christmas knitting way early this year! We'll see how it all turns out.

It's still snowing here! Another 30cms today. I woke up at 7am when I heard Hubs outside plowing, he couldn't sleep. Then I went back to be after about an hour til almost 11. I dread Monday when the kids go back to school, and I have to get up at 7:30!

Monika said...

This is a pretty color. I've looked a skein is 400yds. Are you planning on making a small shawlette or are you lucky and can use more than one skein? :o)
BTW - I've joined the 10shawls in 2010 too! I have not started yet.Need to get other things out of the way first. Plus - I can't decide which one to make first. :o)

Lee said...

It looks great so far I can't wait to see the finished project. I think that it is great that you are setting yourself a shawl goal. Maybe I should do that with socks hmmmm.

Knitting Linguist said...

It's gorgeous! And I love the picture of the cat in the box; he clearly thinks it's his, all his... :)

Jeanne said...

I love the line about the cats being teenagers in fur coats - hope they have settled down.

Love the new shawl - can't wait to see more!

Happy New Year!