Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Power of 6

First things first.  I've been tagged by my good friend Jennith at The Blog Bog of the Tundra.
This is the 6th photo from the 6th folder in My Pictures:
A couple of friends and I were lurking inside the Chateau Laurier Hotel being silly.  This bunny ears thing has become a bit of a trend of late.  Juvenile, but oh so fun :)  I don't think Mr. Lennon minds too much.  Mr. Trudeau is equally unlikely to be offended.  Yoko, on the other hand, if you happen to see this blog, all apologies.  No offense intended :)

The rules:
1. Go to your documents. (Or if you are a Mac user, go to your pictures folder)
2. Go to your 6th folder.
3. Go to your 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag six others to do the same.

I don't have many bloggy friends to tag, so if anyone reads this and want to play along please feel free.  Just let me know.  Incidentally, if you have a chance check out Jennith's photography.  It's phenomenal.  Just sayin.

Onward.  Knitting stuff.  This is still a knitting blog.  Behold:

Oh, wait.  Zara, get out of the gorram shot!

Thank you.  Now.  Finished Mosey legwarmers from Knitty.  These were designed by Susan Power and are one of the first projects I have actually used to suggested yarn.  They are knit from Patons Classic Wool Merino on 4.5 mm needles.  I love these, but suspect I won't be getting much wear out of them for a while.  It is currently -15 outside with a windchill making it feel life -23.  Note those temperatures are in Centigrade, for those unfamiliar with that scale, -23 is -9 F.  Legwarmers ain't gonna cut it around here :P  In the meantime, a couple more shots of them before they get put away:
Again, I can't stress how much I love these, but continuing on:

Reglisse is finished.  I'm going to have to mail it, but the Ottawa bus drivers are on strike (STILL) and I can't get to the post office.  Thank goodness 2 year olds don't have a huge concept of stuff like late birthday presents.  I hope...

Here it is.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  I just hope it fits.  If I understand it correctly, this kid is enormous.  I knit the 3 year old size, but to my untrained eye, it looks really small.  Here's hoping right.  Here's a shot of the zigzag motif down the sleeve:

So, to recap, this is Reglisse.  It's from an old vintage Phildar book that was my mother's.  It's knit from Lang Jawoll Silk which was chosen in part for it's colour (Reglisse is licorice in French), as well as for the fact that it is supposedly superwash.  And it is knit on 2.5 mm needles.  Yikes!  This yarn is gorgeous.  I have enough left over to make socks for me, yay!

So on the whole, ufos are becoming fos, and with any luck, I'll continue to have stuff to share.  I did a big chunk of the Serendipity Stole (remember that?) today, and will hopefully be able to share the second last clue with you shortly.  In the meantime, try and stay warm.  Knitting helps :)

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