This is the first official finished knit of 2008....
Started: January 4th, 2008
Finished: January 11th, 2008
Pattern: Shedir from Knitty.
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in cream
Needles: Addi turbos US#3
The pattern calls for one ball...I just about made it! I knit everything except the very last row! I only had enough to sew in the end. Maybe my cast on took too much...but omitting the last row made no difference, obviously.
I used the tubular cast on working back and forth and then joined in the round. I like working that version of the tubular cast on, it is much faster for me than the one in the round. Practice would help I guess.
Shedir is great. Many of you have already knit it...and if you haven't, it is well worth it! I stayed up to midnight to finish it and ending up sewing in the end the next morning.
We went away for a little weekend up north to my parents house...to do some tobogganing...unfortunately there was no snow. Too bad you can't book time off according to the weather!
The kiddies don't sleep in...no matter where we are...so here are Matteo and I at around 6:30 am.
Put on a hat and you are ready for the day!
It was a fun weekend with a few siblings and nephews. A couple rounds of UNO, some serious games of Bingo, a hilarious round of Cranium and of course the infamous scrabble games. Staying indoors wasn't so bad after all!