Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Coolbreeze cardigan

We have been experiencing more than just "cool breezes" this winter.....more like a full blown deep freeze! So it is super handy to have a woolen cardi on hand.

This one took me SIX MONTHS to complete....a labour of love.  As soon as I saw Tanis' pattern I knew I had to make it.  So when Kaelin requested the mini version for her new baby, it was all the excuse I needed to order the kit to make one for myself, too.  All those dreamy blues and in a dreamy chevron pattern?  Yes, please.

I love so many things about this sweater.  The colors, the yarn, the sleeve detail, the weight. The way the shape of it hugs my back.  It is so cozy.

The one thing is that the collar sits a little weird in the front...if I were to knit it again, I would make the collar longer, or would add it after the fact, and maybe change the position of the first buttonhole so it sits better when buttoned. But overall, I still like it it has been in regular rotation in my wardrobes since I finished it (ummm...2 months ago.  Yup, a bit behind on my blogging!).

Monday, February 24, 2014

paradise found.

What have I been up to?  Well, mostly shovelling.  But for one blissful week, my family and I escaped the cold Canadian winter and were pampered at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica!

So, so good for the soul.

We got some sun.....

....and surf....

.....and made new friends.

The only "blues" involved the blue sky, blue sea, blue toes (Hello, toes! I haven't seen you out of socks forever!) and blue yarn....

One little hiccup....

....but otherwise a perfect holiday.  All recharged to face another couple months of winter!