Here is the Salt Lake 'picture of the week'. Christmas was clear and sunny with a sky the color of pure beauty. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather. The mountains had just enough snow for a true White Christmas. It was warm, wonderful and a perfect Christmas Day. After breakfast at the Silver Fork we spent the afternoon with our dear friends and then headed home just before Neena's arrival.
Christmas Eve I finished Blaze. She fit perfectly until I gave her a bath and then the neck seemed to grow. I tinked back the bind off and added a few more rows with another set of decreases. She then fit perfectly! The picture on the right was taken Christmas Day before our 'artistic director' showed up. Very attractive don't you think? She says in her most sarcastic voice. Then Barb came to the rescue and snapped this pic of us both. She saved our Christmas Day photo shoot.
I love, love, love this sweater and everything about it. The color, the yarn and the design all combined to make a very attractive and comfortable garment. Jenna Adorno has real sense of style when it comes to simple, elegant designs and I'll look forward to more from her.
The day after Christmas we headed to the Olympic Plaza fountain near downtown SLC for the Blaze photo shoot. The braziers are wonderful for keeping the hands warm and for gathering around with strangers. The man beside me actually knew what a blog was and he was happy to take part in our bit of fun. His son was a very charming and chatty fellow, too. The scarf around my neck was made a couple of years ago from a purple blend Mountain Colors Weavers Wool and the pattern is the Leaf Cravat found in the Winter 02/03 IK.
Blaze is knit from a local grower's alpaca, which was spun at Royal Spinnery. The color was Spring Violet and the yarn was pure pleasure to knit. It was purchased at our local Fiber Festival BOW last September.
- Started October 24, 2004
- Finishd December 24, 2004
- KAL hosted by Melissa