Thursday, June 13, 2013

Snow White in June 六月雪

Project:  Snow White in June 六月雪
Pattern June's Favorite Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn:  Frog Tree Pediboo Worsted, 80% Merino 20% Bamboo
Yardage:  9 skeins, 1638 yards in stash
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: June 1, 2013

Notes: This is a shop model for Green Planet Yarn. The yarn has 20% bamboo, and you can definitely feel it, much less wooly but still pretty nice. The pattern is a cardigan with three inches gap between the two fronts. It's not something I'd usually wear because I'd think there is not enough fabric to cover a round belly. The sweater knits bottom up in one piece, so it's pleasant going.

West Cliff, Santa Cruz
Wednesday was my birthday. Henry and I planned for a nice day of walking along the coast (me), playing games on the Boardwalk (him), and having lunch on the pier (together). We arrived in Santa Cruz (over the hill from where we live), just to find an almost-flat tire. We went on to do our things (actually by then I already dropped him off so I didn't have much choice), all on foot. When we were done I managed to get the car to a gas station where the guys helped put some air in the tire, and warned me NOT to drive home with that tire, because it'd pop any moment. Off to Wheelworks, after three hours wait and $400, I got two new tires on my Little Green Engine. I was so glad to bring us all back home in one piece in my own car for a late birthday dinner and ice cream cake. One would hope this does not signify an eventful, exhausting, and expensive year to come. 

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WonderWhyGal said...

Sweater knitting seems so foreign to me. I really should finish that first sweater. So, I'm assuming that you are using some awfully long circs and knitting back and forth since this is a cardigan?

Babajeza said...

Happy Birthday!

Vivian said...

WWG, yep, I'm knitting flat back and forth for the body on 36" circular. The body is mostly stockinette so it's going to go pretty quickly.

Word Lily said...

It will be a pretty sweater!

Voie de Vie said...

You are just a sweater-making machine. :)

And thanks for rechecking the date - very much appreciated.

Carol said...

Well, at least you got to be in Santa Cruz for the day and it looks like it was a beauty!

Pumpkin said...

That is a long time to get a couple of tires changed, maybe you should try a different shop next time. At least you were still able to celebrate your birthday! Icr cream cake is always a great choice.

Andria said...

Love the cables!! Sorry to hear about the unexpected car bill, but glad you got it fixed and are safe!

Kathryn Ray said...

Happy Birthday! May the coming year be calm, relaxed and inexpensive. :-)

Cathy said...

That sweater is already looking good, just love your cables!