June 28th, 2011
I just finished row 42.
108 rows to go.
I finished the Nutkin socks. They’re very twisty. And they slouch a lot….I might make them again only with ribbing at the cuff.
And got ready to knit another pair for my sister’s Christmas present. (Below is my new swift and my mom. )
She already picked out a pattern, which I’ll reveal when I get them started.
THIS is HALF of my Christmas gift from my sister Shelly. I am a lucky girl.
June 22nd, 2011
I just started a new shawl a couple days ago.
It’s called Batik by Kitman Figueroa. Her shawls are absolutely gorgeous. It wasn’t easy deciding which one to make. I’m now on Row 16. Only 134 rows to go!
The yarn is a skein I bought from Light Brown Hare. She supplied me with 3 of the most beautiful skeins of yarn I’ve ever seen. I will have to take a picture of the other 2 and post them to show you. I know you’re excited.
Anyway, I have so much to post about, however work’s been busy and my mom was staying with me for a week and my cat died and I had 4 birthday parties to take my son to and therefore……well, I just didn’t have the time to tell about any of it.
But I will.
June 7th, 2011
So I came home from a weekend away and the shawl was dry and ready to be….worn? What the heck does one do with a shawlette? It’s quite pretty, yes. But practical? I think not.
I’m sure it’s partly my fault it’s so small. I was worried I wouldn’t have enough yarn to finish it so not only did I make the shawlette instead of the shawl, but I used needles that were smaller than the required needle size.
It would be a great shawl for a tiny person….like, say, a 4 year old.
But it was a lot of fun to make, and now I have a hankerin’ to make another shawl…a big one this time. And actually, I know a very stylish lady who wears fancy pretty scarfy things like this all the time and I think it would make a perfect gift for her.
But I’ll hang on to it just a tiny while longer, long enough to show to my mom when she comes to visit me from Florida this week, and my sister who I will get to see next week.
June 4th, 2011
What a fun knit! It’s too small and I can barely see the pattern because of the busy yarn…but I still like it. If I were to make it again, and I just might, I would do the bigger size and use a solid colored yarn. I can’t wait to see my sister’s. Hers will really show the pattern.
When it’s done blocking, I’ll try to take a better picture.