22 May, 2007

Snowdrop and Suitcases





























These are the pictures of Snowdrop, blocked, that we took way back. It is truly, truly lovely. I wrapped it around my mom when we went to see her, so it is the last thing to touch her. That comforts me when I have the shawl around my own shoulders now. I'm so very sad she didn't see it; I think she would have been quite impressed, since the last time she saw the shawl it was only about 5 repeats along.


I have been working, when I do feel like knitting, on Argosy, which is another intriguing pattern from Vyvyan . I'm using a German sockweight yarn in soft seablues and gray/brown. When I get in the rhythm, I can do several repeats pretty quickly, but it's getting down to it that is the problem.


I also started fiddling with Branching Out, another lace scarf pattern, in some cream mohair, but I am only a short way in, and I think the mohair might be TOO hairy for this one. We'll see.

Now I'm making a packing list to get ready for our Germany expedition. Don't want to forget the passports and all that. Or the knitting. Or the kids!

5 comments:

Vyvyan said...

Susie, I'm so glad to see you back in blogland. I've been worried about you. You're post about your mother is just lovely. She must have been a wonderful person. Thank you for sharing and I do wish there were something I could do to help minimize your grief. You're in my thoughts.

Vyvyan said...

I forgot to mention that your Snowdrop is gorgeous! You did a nice job!

Liz said...

It's a beatiful shawl, and your last post was a beautiful tribute. Thinking of you and your family.

Lynn said...

Ok that shawl is amazing!!! I am in awe of it. Anything lacy is just gorgeous to me. So much to remember and no mistakes can be made. Did you use a lifeline when making it?

Susie J. said...

I'm liking the new project! THat's gonna be great! The snowdrop turned out beautifully, and it looks so cozy and comforting. (((hugs)))