Ooh, I actually have some stuff to say and show today!
First, I acquired a copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann's 'Knitting Without Tears' yesterday. And then I read it, which has lead me to a few more points.
A) I am quite fond of her chatty writing style. It is nice, and I find it MUCH easier to follow than some other knitting books.
B) I will be making a Saddle-Shouldered Sweater, as per EZ. Well, I plan to. See below.
Second, I acquired a good wad of Madarin Soft cotton from a wonderful local lady. I received enough for a sweater. But not all in one colour, but in two: green and grey. She suggested alternating them row by row. It doesn't turn out stripey, and looks very nice. However, I got thinking. Saddle-shoulder + two colours, hmmm. I am thinking about doing the sleeves/shoulder portion in the grey, and the body in the green. The colours are slightly off below, they are a shade darker and richer, but you get the idea. Any thoughts or warnings?
Third, I got one of the currently unshowable projects done and done! Still can't show that one though.
Fourth and finally, Anyone remember the snow tigers? Well I finished them a week ago, but alack and alas, I couldn't tell you about it, because the recipient, Ms. H. checks in here now and then, and well, I wanted it to be a surprise for various reasons. These are they!
They were very well received. (glad you like them, kiddo!) A really straightforward and easy to knit design, except for the fact that a certain someone requested stripes. Which was in fact a pleasant challenge.
I do have one question for all the bloggers out there. Prior to my switching to New Blogger, I would be able to reply to individuals by e-mail when they commented. I can no longer do this! (and I miss that ability, I liked being able to respond to everyone) Is this just part of New Blogger, or is there some setting I have overlooked? Help!!!!!!!!!
I leave you with one very pleased looking Princetonian. (You said this was OK by you, lemme know if you want me to get rid off it)