Thursday, January 03, 2008

sparkle

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In light of the inclement weather we have been having, I decided to build a snowman to ward off the evil winter spirits. I placed a broom in his hand, and entrusted him with the task of keeping the cars and walkways swept clean of snow.

If the snowman takes care of his share of the sweeping, that will give me more time to knit.

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Look what I am working with. A beautiful Alpaca and Silk blend from Ball and Skein. I have it wound into a center pull, ready to go for this project....

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After I read over the pattern and realized that I was not familiar with the cast on and cast off methods, I decided to work up a test run in some stash yarn. That way I will work the bugs out and be ready to knit the Alpaca/Silk without risk of having to frog.

So far...

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I really like this pattern! It is a fun knit, and I get a kick each time I come to beaded round. I'm putting the beads on with the threaded floss method, and it works nicely. It is nice to be working with a little sparkle at this time of year...for some reason, I keep noticing sparkling beads everywhere....

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13 comments:

pacalaga said...

Beautiful!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Gorgeous! All of it!

Dawn said...

All looks lovely to me! Is Sparkle also the name of your snowman?

cyndy said...

Well, I hadn't thought to name the snowman, but Sparkle would work!

ps...can't give him a carrot nose, the whitetail would eat it in a heartbeat!

elizabeth said...

Ooooh lamb's ear! I love it!

judy said...

If that snow man works out as planned, I'm going to build an army of them.
Nothing like a little sparkle!

Manise said...

Love the droplets on your sage leaves. Mine is still alive too under all that snow.

Great choice of yarn and beads for your Ice Queen!

finnsheep said...

Tooo pretty!!!! You are going to have to show me how you put the beads on.

Cady May said...

hey Cyndy, wonderful weaving of the theme and images! thank you for sharing. we have had a dry cold, the snow looks wonderful wet to me!

cindy said...

Sage in the snow! How lovely!!!

Sharon said...

Hope the snowman works!

Your Ice Queen looks beautiful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

oooooooo I love that blue color. I always like sparkle. :) Your snowman is quite handsome. He looks too friendly to ward off evil spirits. I am sure he will help you keep the snow swept away. Is it really warm at your place today? It is almost a record high here today. It feels like spring time so it hasn't bothered me too much to take down the chrismas decorations. Most years I hate to do it becasue of being all cooped up and its so dark. Right now we have the windows open. A real spring-like day.

kathy b said...

Your snowman is so warm and wonderful. I have not seen too many here near Chicago. I LOVE a good snowman.

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