Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vernal Equinox

We were greeted with fresh snow on this first day of spring. Several inches of heavy wet snow. Shoveling said snow was a drag, but the day is much brighter and prettier for it; the last several days have been unbelievably dreary.

I have two new knits to show off - and I didn't knit either of them! I'm just trying to keep your interest while I slog through the end of the melon scarf. I cannot in good conscience post another update photo, and I'm determined to finish it before I work on anything else.

Max* returned home from the Arctic Winter Games with this adorable hat for Toby:

It's a conjoined sock hat! Isn't it clever?

At the other end of the knitting spectrum is this gorgeous Dale Sweater I inherited when I was in California last week. One of my bestest mom friends (an amazing group of women I met in a new-mom support group 14 years ago) gave it to me. It belonged to her mother, who died several years ago, and it is too big for Karen. I am incredibly touched by this gift, and I will think of Karen and her mom whenever I wear it. (Which may be constantly! I put it on a few hours ago to take advantage of this pretty day for a photo shoot, and I haven't taken it off since. It is SO lovely!)


*Max's Team Alaska finished 3rd and came home with bronze Ulu Medals to show for it!! He had a great time and I hope he'll soon write about it himself.

4 comments:

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

That sweater needs to live in Alaska, it is perfect on you in that setting! Love that hat too, will you attempt a handknit version?

Hilary said...

Beautiful! Did her mother knit it? It's very impressive.

And the sock hat is adorable! Especially on Toby.

But most of all, I am impressed by your new header photo (and font:) Breathtaking. You're not related to that other Yurman photographer, are you?

kt said...

Great sweater, great hat.

Great gawds, snowy spring weather! I'm told it hailed at our house today--I think it happened as it was raining downtown. I was in a not-too-tall building with a wall of glass looking out on rain and clouds and ravens and bright sun, all swirling together in a delightful northwesterly manner.

knitski said...

Kathy,

Love the hat but the sweater is out of this world! WoW! It seems to have found a perfect home in AK!

My skier did well considering she had to learn a new ski technique to go. She is a biathlete one who skis (skate) and shoots. But to go to the AWG she had to learn to classic ski. She had a wonderful time and learned a lot. I think that it was well worth her efforts.

It is still winter up here! -20F this a.m. but it will warm up to +10 to +15 today. It is as clear as can be, and the skiing is great!

As soon as I get a chance I will send a photo of the sweater. I have two more ski races to deal with before the season comes to a close.

Nancy