Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rainy Day Blues.

It's always hard to re-settle after a wonderful trip ... but I'm struggling a bit more than usual this time. I brought a cold home with me (and I sincerely hope I didn't leave any of it behind for Sara), missed yoga this morning because the groomer was running behind when I dropped Holly off ... and it's raining.

How about we look at a few happy yarn and knitting photos to cheer us all up!

First, Wisconsin on the homebound flight, accompanied by E.B. White and a glass of merlot.

The sweater features lace panels down the sides - I'm almost done with the first repeat. I think those little bits of lace will be just enough to keep the stockinette body from getting boring.
And then the sweater I've queue'd up next. It's another Amy Miller design (yep, that will be three in a row*) and I bought Luma, a wool/cotton/linen/silk blend, from my Madison LYS. There aren't any keep-it-interesting details in this one, but I need a piece like this in my spring wardrobe (and I figure it will be good for Alaska, too!)

*I've knit a lot of sweaters from a lot of different designers and Amy is certainly my latest crush. I love that she mixes up construction methods, adds shaping where it's needed and writes easy-to-follow patterns. I also like her style. Expect to see more of her designs cropping up in my queue!

and p.s. it's so nice to be posting from my laptop today. I really appreciate all the encouragement and kind words y'all shared for my iPad posting over the weekend. For sure I need a lot more practice (and for sure, I don't need it today!)

13 comments:

  1. Welcome home! I hope that cold doesn't last long.

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  2. Welcome Home and good riddance to your cold! That lace detail on your current knitting will be gorgeous. And let's see, a glass of merlot and one of my favorite authors...looks like a good flight to me. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Welcome home! Hopefully some more pretty blue knitting, E.B. White and definitely more wine will help get rid of that cold!

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  4. Hope you get over your cold quickly! I love EB White's Essays! My copy is so old and worn from re-reading these gems over the years, maybe it's time for a new copy!

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  5. Glad you are back and sorry to read that you've a cold. No fun and I hope it is short-lived...and that Sara doesn't get either. The sweater looks neat...I'm amazed that you can knit and read at the same time!
    Cheers~

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  6. I love that you knit so many sweaters. I hope your cold is gone super soon!

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  7. To Honore's comment...knit, read and drink at the same time! (Your seat mates must have been quite impressed!) Welcome home and I hope you shake that cold nice and quick.

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  8. Hope your cold is short lived and you're able to do the things you love soon!

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  9. Glad you had a wonderful trip and made it home safely. Not glad to hear you have a cold and hope you are back to 100% soon! Your knitting photos well, all of your photos always cheer me up. : ) Rest up and take care!

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  10. That will be a lovely sweater! I like your sweater queue!! And, welcome home - get some rest, drink lots of fluids, and perhaps a nice bowl of chicken noodle soup! XOXO

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  11. So sorry you have a cold. Your sweater knitting is amazing! I want to knit like you ;)

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  12. Welcome back. Sorry about the cold. . . I've not knit one of Amy's sweaters yet -- but I sure have "favorited" a lot of them! (Someday.) (If my knitting mojo ever returns.) Your sweaters are just lovely.

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  13. Oh, I love that color! I've decided I need more plain pullovers to wear over collared shirts. That's the goal for this year. Goodness knows I don't REALLY need anymore cardigans.

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