I finished knitting the pieces to the ice blue sweater. Or, rather, reknitting them. This time the decreases turned out pretty nicely.  Not perfect, but good enough.   Now I just have to block them, sew them together, and knit the turtleneck collar on.

My timing is a bit off for finishing this project.  I leave town tomorrow for several days for a family reunion in North Dakota.  (This is why there are no pictures of the finished pieces; the camera is already packed.)  Blocking and seaming on the road just doesn’t sound like it will happen.  So I guess it will have to wait till I get home.

And you all know what that means.

A new project!!

I dithered quite a bit about what I will knit next.  God knows I have enough yarn to choose from.  I think it will be the Audrey sweater, from the Rowan # 35 magazine.  I have the yarn and the pattern already, so I think this one will go in the carry-on to start swatching on the airplane.

This will be our first real family reunion.  My mother had seven siblings; there are three surviving, and a multitude of cousins from my generation.  We are meeting in the little town where my grandfather homesteaded, and are planning a whole long weekend of fun activities.

I’ll be back in a week!

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Yee-Haa! — 3 Comments

  1. Have an awesome trip. I look forward to seeing your progress on Audrey while you are away and your finished Damned Ice Blue Sweater when you return! 🙂

  2. Ooo, I love family reunions. I’d be just as happy being a fly on the wall — listening to folks reminisce and tell stories has always been a favorite thing to do. Hope you have a blast!

  3. Hi there: A fellow knitter from my Lakewood knitting guild mentioned your blog to me. I belong to the Lakewood and Seattle knitting guilds and host an informal night of knitting on the first Wednesday of the month here in the Northend. You would be a welcomed addition and we hope to hear from you. Have a fun trip…