Everybody has been blogging about the snow they've been getting, so I thought I'd share my first snow of the season - Minnesota style:
How's that for snow? We still have a couple more inches to go before it's done tonight. This is a very fine, powdery snow that gets blown around in the cold wind. I love watching it as it zig-zags behind cars, blows across the yard, or forms little tornados in the street. You can see on my neighbor's roof that the wind is also attempting to do a bit of sculpting with this snow.
I wonder how long it'll take for that to blow down?
Anyway, on to the knitting. Here are a couple more pictures of my Expedition pullover, in which you can a) see the whole thing and b) see what the back looks like.
...although my poses aren't any better.
I also just finished a scarf for my brother the other day. He wanted a Ravenclaw Scarf, so I picked up some Cascade 220 (love!) in gray and navy blue and knit up a striped tube scarf for him.
Pattern: None. Just cast on 70 stitches and went to town.
Needles: US 7
Yarn: Cascade 220 in gray and navy, two skeins of each
Time: Started December 1, 2009. Finished December 8, 2009
This scarf only took me a week to knit and it was mindless the entire time. My brother and I have gotten into the habit of watching a movie every night, so most of the knitting was done in the dark while enjoying a movie.
Although I knew I was going to block this scarf flat, I still attempted a seamless jog between stripes to make things look nice. It wasn't really any extra effort, and I think it looks good too.
He didn't want tassels on the scarf, so I made sure to have nice ends as well. I used Judy's Magic Cast On for the beginning, and then I kitchenered the end closed so that it would look seamless.
See? Beautiful. And now he has a scarf.