Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Swiftly

Hooray! It lives!

This is why my husband deserves great hand knits. To get my swift back together (after the dog had chewed on it, and my dad helped create replacement parts) Jim had to undo a the wire that holds all the pieces together at the bottom and take out a bold that holds the pieces together in the middle. He twisted the wire back up, but there's no way to replace the bolt, so he just tied it together. I took it for a test drive last night and it did just fine.

I know you'll ask, so the yarn on the swift is Schaefer Anne sock yarn in a red almost too beautiful for socks. I bought it as a birthday present to myself at the beginning of the month using Red Bird Knit's birthday discount. Also in the above picture we can see the Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl in action as an afghan. It's warm, and light and big. We cozy up under it often.

In other news, Dad's gloves are done.

One more obligatory Christmas gift to go. I have plenty other things on the needles, but I do miss having one big project on the go. Do you realize it's four weeks to Christmas? Maybe not the time for me to start the next big thing.

7 comments:

  1. Four weeks? Phew. I thought it was closer than that, even. Your gloves look great. I bet your dad will love 'em. Glad the swift works, the red yarn is great, and your shawl looks very comfy, and your husband very happy =)

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  2. Thank goodness for handyman husbands!!

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  3. Very cool gloves!! The moose looks almost identical to the one I tried to knit into my first stranded socks. Not a good idea, because of the long floats. But a glove -- perfect!!

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  4. now if you can just get him to MAKE them from scratch - you'd have yer own little business going!

    Don't forget Knit-London having it's first drunken knitter night at the Roadhouse on the 3rd!

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  5. Anonymous2:13 pm

    Excellent gloves!
    -punkin

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  6. oh wow, those gloves are fantastic! and oh groan . . did you have to remind me that the christmas deadline is zooming toward me like runaway train?

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  7. Love the gloves -- your stitches look very even. The photo of Jim is charming, especially with Frost Flowers *and* the fixed swift. That copper wire bit is tricky, too. What a husband!

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