if you have but two pennies, spend one on bread for your body, and the other on hyacinths for your soul. . .
which I'm going to remind myself of when I come to crossroads. Thank you!
It is peace and harmony in the knitting front now. I wouldn't use the words peace and harmony when thinking of the other aspects of my life. Yesterday, 10 km from home, my old, loyal, trustworthy longtime War Horse ( = car ) broke down and it looks like the engine is beyond repair... I can see the yarn money waving good byes...
I started first the blue Jaeger Aqua and knitted 100 grams of it and then cast on for a scarf from handspun yarn. Here the rules: Every time another 50 g of Jaeger Aqua is gone I get to knit a little bit of the scarf as a reward. A little bit? How much is it? Let's say about 5 cm (2 inches).
Jaeger Aqua is going to be Pivocoli from the Magknits August 2005 issue. The pattern is simple and the knitting is coming along so easily ... I was afraid of the Aqua being too stiff but it is fine. I can picture me making an another one.
For the scarf the wool is from Rovings (Polwarth, colorway: The Blues!). I'm learning to get control of the wool, get rid of the lumps or place them where I prefer. This yarn is not going to be plied.
Here the few rows for the scarf. The pattern will be from an Estonian book called "Pitsilised Koekirjat" which I bought few years ago from an old book store in Tallinn. (I love the different shades of blue in this picture.)
The Rovaniemi knit-along mittens are finished. Also the inside.
This is how the lake was today early in the morning. It was raining yesterday and the temperature is above zero so there is lots of water on the ice.
We didn't get out our skates yet.