Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy New Year!

I have no exciting adventures to report after a very relaxing two weeks of vacation. Our school didn't get out until the 23rd, which I complained was very unfamily-friendly, but actually, it was kind of nice since we had time after Christmas and New Year's to enjoy ourselves. We had planned on going skiing in Yosemite earlier this week, but there was no snow, so we didn't go anywhere other than to see go see War Horse on Christmas Day; run and bicycle on the Kern River Parkway Biketrail, work in my garden (sorry to rub it in Midwesterners and Easterners); bake numerous batches of cookies, watch the entire, awesome, first season of Downton Abbey and, of course...knit. 

I started this little sweater over a month ago with all of the  Louet Gems yarn left over from the little headband I knit for my friend's baby toddler earlier this fall. Typical of me, I started about five different patterns before I settled on the pattern I wanted to follow through with, a pattern from Garnstudio. I'm happy with the product, but I have to admit that I'm ready for a new challenge with a little thicker yarn.

I couldn't resist knitting a little bunny to go along with it, using my extra, extra yarn. I still use Barbara Prime's well-dressed bunny pattern for the body and limbs, but I use Little Cotton Rabbit's egg cozy pattern for the head.