Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Project

Shannon asked me what I have been knitting lately. The answer to that is sadly nothing. I don't know why but for some reason I have not picked up the needles in three weeks or so. I have been pretty bagged at the end of the day, I have been working on our year end accounting and I have been so sucked into the Summer Olympics that I can't even knit while I watch it.

I bought this kit when I was in Kelowna for the family reunion. I really like the pattern and thought the yarn would go with almost anything. It is a little washed out in this picture.

Here is the pattern. It is the Celtic Vest by Fleece Artist. The yarn is 65% wool and 35% silk. The vest in knit sideways in one piece and is reversible. It is worked from two balls of yarn at the same time, in ribbed stitch pattern. It has no buttons or zipper, it is closed with a shawl pin ((I am going to need one of those). I was hoping to start it today, but it looks like it might be Friday's project.

We have been having fun with Pablo. He seems to be settling in well. The kids have fallen in love with him already. He is game to go to the park and ride bikes with us, he gets down in the floor and plays cars with Q and Legos with all of them. He helps out around the house any time you ask and sometimes when you don't.

He is looking forward to meeting some kids his age which should happen this weekend. He is going on a day trip with some of the Rotarians that have kids his age.

Tonight we introduced him to hockey. We went out and watched Paul play. I can't believe how much he has improved since I saw him play last time. Pablo showed a lot of interest in the game, and is ready to learn to ice skate.


Wudas said...

I laughed when I saw the color way you chose. It's bears a very strong resemblance to some yarn I snagged from the stash for some socks. The yarn I have is bamboo. But there are a couple other things to do first.

I'm having the same problem with the Olympics.

angie, party of one said...

We need pictures of the new family member! Especially when he decides to learn to skate.

Shannon said...

I'm sucked into the Olympics myself. Can't wait to see the finished vest.

How come you never model your finished products for us?