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Yup, still winter

Indeed.  11 inches of snow fell here from Friday – Saturday, although we only got 7 inches on the ground (don’t ask me how that works!)  I got my first snow day in about 4 years, as I decided I wasn’t going to forge a path to church for mass on Saturday night.  Fortunately, today the temp is up above 40, so it’s melting pretty rapidly.  Snow in March is a sad thing indeed.

In defiance of the snow, I’m planning to start this top. 

I’m trying to decide whether to do reverse stockinette or not.  I’ve already swatched, so maybe I will start tonight!

I also made great progress on Joy – the back piece is nearly finished!

My gauge in the lace pattern is smaller than in the top patter, so it actually has a tad bit of unintentional shaping, which I think will work out.  I’m getting a 32″ bust size using the smallest numbers with a C hook.  I’m quite enjoying this very much, and plan to knit to pattern except for possibly the flower… I may leave that off.

I’ve started the Babette blanket and completed 5 squares (hey, they’re all big squares!)

I love the colors of these three squares.  I also crocheted the center 12 round square, but I’m not happy with it.  I don’t care for the orange color, so I’m going to rip part of that square and use one of my 3 extra colors, below.

 

(the two blue skeins to the far right under the green are not part of babette, they’re just hanging out with my wound yarn!)