Monday, May 01, 2006

Blog Day



It's May Day and my birthday and now it's also Blog Day. Time for me to enter the wonderful world of blogging knitters.

After a 17 year hiatus, I returned to Juneau last July with my family. This is the sweater that I began knitting when we decided to embark on this adventure. It was my talisman. I knit when I couldn't face packing. I knit on rest stops during our 1800 mile car trip from California to Prince Rupert, BC. I knit on the ferry ride to Juneau.

I wasn't a monogamous knitter, however. Other things got knit along the way (stay tuned for future posts about them). But I always returned to The Sweater and it finally got finished a few weeks ago.

Sweater Specs
Pattern: Northern Lights Jacket
Designed by Arnhild Hillesland for Mostly Merino
Yarn: Mostly Merino worsted weight
Hand-dyed by the wonderful Margaret Klein Wilson
Needles: Addi Turbo US 6 and US 7

44.1 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun is peeking out. Time for a walk.

5 comments:

Nick said...

Wow, that's a beautiful sweater. And happy birthday!

Will said...

Wow, very impressive! And to think I used to own one of your beautiful creations. Happy Happy Birthday!

Hilary said...

Beautiful website, fabulous sweater. And Happy Happy Happy Birthday! (There seemed to be a pattern there ... :)

Nancy said...

I love this blog-site, and your knitted creations are amazing. Happy bd and happy mother's day,
love N

Yarngirl said...

That is just gorgeous! Welcome to blogland! We loved Juneau when we visited two years ago, I hope your happy on your return to it!