It's funny how sometimes when I sit and think about what I'm going to write in my blog I hear Garrison Keillor's "It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon" going through my head. For the most part it was one of those weeks. What's that? An inauguration? Oh yes, there was that. I watched the inauguration on CSPAN, avoiding the talking heads commentary (I heard plenty of that on NPR on the way to work Tuesday). And in many ways I'm pleased so far with what has been done since then. I hope it's the beginning of good things. We certainly can use some encouragement.
For the most part this week I worked on the commissions. Part of the commission involved swatching for a Christmas stocking. The yarn I picked out was excellect yarn but it was too thin for a single knitting and too thick for double strand knitting, so I had to go hunting for something else. Today I participated in the PDX Knitbloggers Seattle to Portland Yarn Crawl where a group of knitters from Seattle took the train down and hit yarn stores in downtown Portland. I was able to find the yarn I needed for the stocking and spent time working on the dickey in black, which fortune provided me in my stash a second ball of the same yarn in the exact same dyelot. I had to redo the collar due to the bind off on the front and back were too inelastic, but I should have it done by the end of the evening.
Thank you all who have written in comments. I know I get a lot of readers but not many commenters, so it's a treat to have your feedback. Thank you too for the comments on the Miami Stripes yarn. I haven't worked on more of it but I will soon enough. On the Faireycized pictures, I've forwarded the original photos they're based on for work on them to make images that won't violate the agreement. I'm looking forward to seeing the results. Thanks too for noticing the new blog banner. I redid the template so that I can take advantage of Blogger's new layout system and popped a favorite pic in there. It's a photo I took of some swatching I did on the way to Vermont last year. Putty colored airline tray tables are such nice backdrops for still life photos of knitting.
And for those who enjoyed Buster's playing in the snow, one last pic until the next flurry.