Thursday, February 06, 2014

Snow Day Lace

Like many people in New England, I had a snow day yesterday—almost everything around here was closed. Luckily, it wasn't as heavy and wet as predicted. It's so much harder to shovel really wet snow, and there's always the danger of power lines going down.

Snow Day

But the power never went off—my lights never even flickered. After going for a nice long walk in the morning, I settled in with coffee and a movie for some serious knitting. One task I completed was finally binding off and blocking my Plover Shawl.

Plover Shawl

Plover Shawl

Pattern: Plover Shawl, by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Quince & Co. Tern in the Kelp colorway
Needles: US 4/3.50mm

Plover Shawl

Today, it has not been off my neck for even one second. I love it that much. I rarely knit a pattern twice, but this is one I could see having in several different colors and different yarns. The shawl is entirely reversible and has an interesting construction—growing from a few cast-on stitches to 245 stitches in all, yet not symmetrical.

Plover Shawl

Finishing the shawl was exciting, but the best part of my snow day was decorating a little footbridge with weeds. And seeing a pair of pileated woodpeckers. I couldn't get a picture of them, but if you'd like, you can listen to them here.

Snow Day

3 comments:

Jane said...

Beautiful beautiful shawl and snow. Seeing the pileated woodpeckers would be quite a treat so thank you for mentioning them. They don't inhabit the prairie.

Leigh said...

It's so lovely to see your smiling face, Bonnie! Your shawl is lovely and looks great on you. I too, have a pileated woodpecker friend who lives in the woods nearby, we just had a little visit the other day. They are spectacular birds. Have a great weekend!

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Jane and Leigh. I wished I had my Canon with me on the walk - the iPad couldn't have caught the woodpeckers. I don't know what I like better, the sight of them or the sound.