Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tea and Cider

It's a dreary rainy Sunday here, so with the exception of a little housework, I'm curled up on the couch with Miss Peno and my knitting. Poor Dave is off at work, but I've got a nice roast cooking, ready for when he walks in the door at dinnertime.

What am I working on, you ask? I should really be working on Baby Logan's cardigan. I've got to get those sleeves on and to him before he outgrows it. He's been busy making the rounds to all the family. I'm think I'll try to finish it and meet him next weekend.
(Logan, proud daddy Sean, and Great Aunt Rhonda, aka my Mom)

But instead I'm working away on my Aeolian shawl.

As you can see, I decided to go with the topaz beads.I think any of them would have worked well, and it was a really tough choice. But I don't regret it.

I'm almost to the beginning of the edge charts. Part of me likes to think I'll finish it today, but the realistic side of me is saying next weekend. Those edge charts are massive!

In other knitting news, the Tea Leaves cardigan is done and blocking

I finished it up on Thursday, and now I'm just waiting for the buttons. Honestly, the waiting is killing me, because I really want to wear it now. Not that it's exactly sweater weather... yesterday it was 14 degrees Celsius... I was sorely tempted to put the top down on the car! They say temps are dropping tomorrow though, so maybe by the time they come we'll have some snowy, blustery days!

How are you spending your Sunday?


Rachelle said...

Lovely work as usual. I spent my Sunday putting a roof on a playhut, by the end of that I was too knackered to do any knitting or spinning.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Your Aeolian is lovely. The topaz beads are perfect.

Congratulations on the new little one :) Baby knits are sooo fun!

Frieda said...

Serious envy going on here , the Aeolian will be gorgeous !

It's pouring cats and dogs here today too . I had the family over for brunch , visited a friend , brought knitting (ruffle scarf) with me but couldn't bring myself to work on it . Then came home and made a big batch of pea soup and some mini quiche for supper . Totally tired now and ready for pjs and smitten knitting while watching the Golden Globes tonite .

Sava said...

The shawl looks beautiful! Those beads do look really nice on there. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, that is a lovely shawl! And the sweater is beautiful - I love the color. We've been having temps here about the same, and down to freezing at night, but here, that's considered cold!

WildflowerWool said...

You have gotten a lot of knitting done. The shawl looks amazing!

Araignee said...

Beautiful work, as usual! My poor sweaters are gathering dust as we have yet had a day cold enough for wool. It is 60 degrees out and I have all the windows open once again.

Nancy Kay said...

The shawl and sweater are beautiful. You must be a pretty fast knitter!!

kathy b said...

I spent it knitting.
That baby is adorable and looks so relaxed.

I love your bead choice and your sweater!

lexa said...

My day yesterday consisted of a hockey game for the Littlest One at 9:15am, then the boys had a combined bowling party at 2. Went for a walk in between those two things, then after supper I had to go to the grocery store. I did get a chance to knit a bit on a sock in the evening. :)