knitting with my own handspun

Chevron hat, which I saw a bit ago at Purl Diva. I think it’ll be a good choice for this yarn, because I never wet it after spinning it, and it is surely full of some energy! I think the chevrons and garter ridges will help the biasing. Can’t tell yet if it’ll be too big, if so, I’ll full it a bit…
chevronhat 004

I should finish that pullover for DH, but I totally modified the pattern, and even though I took what I thought were great notes, now that I’ve started the second sleeve, I can’t tell if I meant K2, W&T, and on the next round K2 past the W&T, if I counted the wrap or not in the two stitches. I suppose I could look at the other sleeve… I don’t think I hid the wraps that well!

There’s an ice jam moving down the Kennebec River. Here it is earlier in the week in Augusta (it’s 5 pm so don’t embiggen the photo!)…
lisa kennriv 26jan10
fashion maven eh? What you don’t see are the bare knees and German knee socks from about 1980.

The jam is more dramatic a bit further south… it’s centered in Farmingdale/Gardiner now, and the coast guard has sent cutters upriver, but they can’t get under the bridge in Gardiner… It was front page news today because of the smelt shacks… (oooh, just found that video and put it above!)

Big news here, eh?

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Sara said,

    January 30, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    I was going to e-mail you to see how it was going…I saw that on the news.

  2. 2

    Chris said,

    January 30, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    Life in the north country is always exciting! :)

  3. 3

    Emily said,

    January 30, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    But I want to see the bare knees and 1980′s knee socks!

  4. 4

    gramily said,

    February 4, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    This was exciting to view, even though I am in California in the sun. Instead of making me happy to be out of the cold, it made me realize how one can find fascination in any environment. Well, YOU can, Knitnzu, and you communicate it colorfully! Maybe I’ll stay home next year.

  5. 5

    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 8, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    Just the phrase “knitting with my own handspun” amazes me. Bravo!!

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