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December 18, 2005

Sam's first snow

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We're having a rare day of snow in Portland which is preferable to the freezing rain that was predicted. Sam thinks sticks taste about the same in the snow, maybe a little wetter. It's been cold and dry for at least a couple of weeks so I imagine the stuff will stick for a little bit. We should have fun at the park tomorrow.

  

Posted by Dave at 02:42 PM |

December 05, 2005

First sweater

So my mom says I haven't blogged in a while and who can argue with that so here's me wearing the first sweater I've ever knitted. I started this project about a year and a half ago and picked it up here and there. For a while it was all done except for blocking it which I did recently. The pattern suggested I further stabilize the back neck and shoulders by sewing over along the seam which I may get around to doing. The various knitting patterns turned out beautifully in this wool/mohair/silk yarn called Prairie Silks by the Brown Sheep Company. As you can see the sweater is a little big on me with a few extra folds (click the photo for a detail of the sweater). I may later try it in the drier to shrink it some more... Still I will wear it with pride and just be careful Sam doesn't get his jaws on it as he thinks it and all yarn whether knitted or not is the cat's pajamas.

Posted by Dave at 02:41 PM |