Wednesday, February 20, 2008

40 days

For Lent this year, I decided to make a commitment - a challenge of sorts - instead of giving up something for 40 days and 40 nights. My challenge (albeit a shorter version): The Louhi Coat by Finnish designer, Tuulia Samela.

If you're on Ravelry, you can access her profile and designs HERE. Click HERE for her blog and the Louhi pattern.

I had forgotten how much I love cables until I started swatching for this project. The twists. The turns. I am so enamored with how each one develops. I'm 15 days into the project and I have a sleeve and am 70% finished with the hem strip.

Louhi sleeve number 1

Louhi Hem Strip

All out knitting of the body will hopefully commence by this weekend. This thing is going to be blanket sized before its all said and done. This is the only instance where I'm glad that its still cold and will use it to keep me warm in the evenings. I'm sure that I'm overly ambitious in thinking I can finish this behemoth in 40 days but damned if I'm not going to try. By the way, the yarn is Patons Classic Wool in Denim Marl.

Ya'll, I miss my little puppy more than I can put into words. I came home after dropping Thing 2 off at school, opened the door and forgot that her little nose wasn't going to push it the rest of the way open in a possible effort to run away. I swear I think I saw her. I burst into tears, the kind that stain your face for hours and make your chest ache.

Different poses of Corgi stitch markers

These sweeties have helped ease the pain. I can't help but smile when I see them guarding my knitting.

Corgi stitch markers

Close up of Corgi stitch marker paws

Just look at the detailed paws. Too cute for words. Order your favorite pet or animal from Wee Ones, if you must have some. Thanks CM. I. LOVE. Them!


Robin said...

I LOVE THAT SWEATER!!! Both versions! You are such an enabler...

KnitNana said...

I love your WeeOnes. I have my Meezers and you have your Mavis'

Hon, I'm so sorry it's hurting so long. I wish there were something I could do, but instead of trying platitudes, I'll just send you tons of ((((((Hugs))))))

And drool over your sweater...Lawdy that's gorgeous!
(yes, a few more)

Nikki said...

beautiful sweater!!

and many many hugs to you...

Diana said...

The sweater is amazing! With your talent you will be finished in no time and we will be waiting for you to model it one knit/spin meeting!
The wee pups are too cute! I'm sorry for your heartbreak. I know the feeling too.

Skeinky said...

What an amazing coat! Mavis was one lucky dog to have a mommy that loved her so much and continues to love and think of her often...

Sahara said...

that's gonna be AMAZING when it's finished. Forty days may sound ambitious, but wherever you are at day forty, what the heck! It'll be ready in time for fall! Patons Classic wool is a good strong yarn, that is value for money. Your coat would probably retail for about $2,500; one more reason why knitting saves money.