Saturday, February 08, 2014

Seriously….

 I frogged this Noro cowl start. 
I had nearly finished it when I decided against the cowl.  It is no fault of the color way because I love  all the colors (and the way they play so nicely together.)

Now I am using the Noro in the garter vest that will take me months to finish. 
I just thought I'd show you the pre frogged almost cowl ...  
  Fireman's ax is hung in our family room now. 
Just in case we need to bust out someday. 
Seriously, I keep the scanner on anyhow and I just heard of a structure fire in Northbrook. 
This is brutal weather for firefighters…
I'm praying for them all.

Lordy, I just looked up the address and its right near 3 Bags Full. 
Be safe ladies…!! 

15 comments:

Dee said...

Was the Noro a bit too scratchy for around you neck? I always found it "itchy".

kathy b said...

Yes Dee it was kind of scratchy at my neck! It will work as a vest with a shirt under it!

Gracie Saylor said...

I am watching a Hallmark movie about a firefighter, and appreciate your reminder to pray for those who keep us safe.
The almost cowl was pretty, but I can imagine it will be a pretty vest :)
It is still snowing here. The little A frame structure in the snow picture you asked about was moved onto the property before we moved here, but we are thinking it is intended to be a playhouse for the kids.
Happy knitting, Kathy!

Katherine said...

I love the ax!! It is a beautiful tribute to his service! I talked to Fireman Son earlier today and he and his men are fighting the cold and the "silly" (his term) drivers. Thoughts and prayers for firefighters everywhere tonight and their Police cohorts. Where would we be without their protection and service?

Judy S. said...

Great yarn colors, no matter how you use it! What a neat way to display the ax; I'll bet it gets a lot of comments, too.

suburban prep said...

I hope Three Bags is OK.
I have frogged a sweater three times and I am almost ready to do it again. Not sure I like the sweater after all. I made it before and sent it to an aunt and she loves it. I am just taller than she

Mereknits said...

I love that you hung the axe on the wall, he has had such a distinguished career. Love the Noro, but working with Noro can be so fiddly, it often does not want to be what we intend for it to be.
Hugs,
Meredith

SissySees said...

We need to get the Knight's ax up. It hung in his office as chief, and I want to do his home office in a fire dept. theme...

I admire your courage. That yarn will serve you better as a vest.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That is one beautiful axe. I know this brutal cold combined with some dangerous ways to try and keep warm is trouble, trouble, trouble in the making.

Oh, that yarn is going to be beautiful in a vest! =) blessings ~ tanna

Nancy Kay said...

I think using the Noro in a vest is an excellent choice! Sorry you had to do some frogging to get there!

Impressive axe! I hope Fireman never has another reason to take it off the wall. Keep warm and safe!

Nancy said...

God bless all those who must work in the cold to keep our citizens safe and our country running smoothly. Hey are unsung heroes.

Araignee said...

Those colors are delicious. Too bad about the frogging but sometimes you just gotta. I think I have a project that is on death row too.
Anyone who had to work out in this winter weather deserves a medal. It's been brutal. We need spring and we need it now.

Weekend-Windup said...

Your knitting looks great with many colors...

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

No snow here, just lots and lots of rain! Half the UK is either flooded or at risk of flooding. The weather is ridiculous everywhere it seems.

SapphireBlue said...

That ax makes an awesome wall hanging.

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