Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cold and Frosty Days

It can be difficult to put into words how cold it is around this neck of the woods, and since I want to keep this blog free of gratuitous swearing, I'll just say that it was -60 Celsius at the airport this morning, and that's just a quick five minute drive for us.

On the upside, the bright sunny days are compensation and frost on the windows (yes, the house has a few draughty spots) is really very pretty...

I'll say no more about the weather, unless of course it doesn't end soon (has it really been five weeks of this?!), and then, well, you'll just have to forgive me if I start to rant.

I finished the tam I was working on last week.

I tried it on when I first finished it and thought it seemed just a little bit on the small side. Not that it didn't fit, it did, but the pattern promised a big slouchy sort of tam, and it seemed a tad meager. However, I blocked it today and now it looks enormous. I'll try it on once it's dry. Here's hoping for perfection.

I've been trying to convince myself to finish all the projects I've begun over the last year (or two) rather than starting anymore new ones, but I just couldn't help myself. I started another Clapotis.

I love this pattern and happened to have some yarn that was calling to me. The pattern recommends a worsted weight yarn, but since it's a scarf you can really use almost any weight of yarn since fit doesn't matter. I chose the laceweight KnitPicks Shimmer in a (now discontinued) colour called Happy Dance.

By the time I finish this project, we should start to see signs of spring, and I think a happy dance just might be in order.


ambermoggie said...

love the ice patterns:) The tam is fabulous.

emerald_away said...

Your beret looks great. I don't know how yours ended up so small though. I never ended up blocking mine and it's huge. It also stretches out when you wear it. Mine is currently being held to my head with bobby pins. I must figure out a way to shrink it without felting it.

martiangirl said...

Nice tam, I love the colour of the Happy Dance! Thsoe frost shape look cool.