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!


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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)))