Happy 2007! We'll just ignore the WIP list and look at the sweaters du jour.... I started Hourglass between Christmas and New Years. I was all excited to work on it while watching New Year's Eve TV, but I left the darn thing at work. So my Jaywalker socks got the attention along with Ryan Secrest and Dick Clark. (uber-exiting New Year, eh?) Darwinia and I set out to knit Hourglass together but the stinker started before me. Luckily I have much shorter arms than she and I'm now working on the yoke with about 20 rows remaining. I'm a bit nervous about the hemming. I realized, too late, that I could have picked up the hem during knitting instead of having to fold and sew after the fact. I'm not looking forward to it as I can never seem to follow a straight row. Darwinia is doing a different edging treatment that won't require hems, so she'll certainly win the race. We've both joined a Sweater-A-Month KAL (link soon) so at least I know I'll have the January task completed in a timely fashion!
Here's Hourglass so far.... (Rowan Kid Classic in Swish)
Additionally, I'm planning on completing Wicked from the Zephyr girls in time for Valentine's Day (February's sweater, check.) At last a sweater I voted for, I really like and will actually wear, won the voting on the Sexy Knitters Club. Huzah! It's my first top-down sweater and so far it's won my favor. You can actually try it on while it's in progress. Whadda concept. I'm hoping for a good fit. I'm also hoping to make a pair of pink socks for V-day too, but don't hold your breath. I started Wicked on 1/8 in the Shetland Aran that has been so patiently sitting in the stash closet. I love the color, it's so cheerful.
Today is a gorgeously sunny but cold day with a few flurries blowing around. At last, winter-ish weather has arrived. I was starting to worry it would never come. I'm secretly jealous of the folks in Denver. No so jealous that I want 3+ feet of snow, but I'd take a few inches of the good stuff. Knitting bliss in a sunny living room with the kitties, a big mug of Peet's coffee, and DVDs. No school, no work. Ahhhh.... now I'm off to watch 'Young Frankenstein'. Classic.