Looking at my WIP's in the side bar I noticed a whole 'lotta blue goin' on. It is funny, because it matches my general mood in the winter. Not dour, not sad, just a little blah. Seeing it illustrated in my sidebar was a little jarring. I think color can affect our mood and our mood affects the colors we choose. Over the summer I was overwhelmingly attracted to apple green. So much that I had to make the Buncha Squares blanket to use it all(and yes, I did have to buy more to finish it!). Before Ravelry I never would have noticed a trend in my color choices. Has anyone else noticed this in their knitting?
The above is my latest progress on the Cozy V Neck Sweater from Fitted Knits as mentioned in my earlier post. The pattern is veddy easy and the yarn Malabrigo worsted is from HEAVEN. It is softer than many cashmere yarns I have used.
Back to School U Neck Vest from Fitted Knits. I am using Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed. Thank heavens it will not touch my skin because it tis a wee bit scratchy. However, I love the look of it as it knits up and I hear it softens with age.
My Buncha Squares from the Mason Dixon blog took a long time to complete but I am pleased with how it turned out. It had the potential to be wonky because of all of the different yarn guages going on. I did block the dickens out of it. It is the perfect portable project and I am already planning my next blanket...
Tale of Woe. Today was the last day of school for the kiddos and I flat ran out of time to finish my teacher gift knitting. I managed to finish Manitou Passage in the nick of time. She turned out quite purdy and I was almost sad to see her go. She is off to a good home. Now what to do with that half skein of Calmer...
Cream of Spinach is also out the door. This was one of my absolute favorite knits. It is entertaining to knit, easy to memorize and portable. My recipe for a favorite. My son broke his arm and this baby got me through much waiting room time.
As for some of the other scarves in my sidebar. Can anyone say....Valentines Day gifts? I think I am off my scarf binge and back to Buncha Squares. It is starting to give me the hairy eyeball.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot... A Christmas Carol. Fantastic stage production put on by the Ford's Theatre in DC. DH and I took the little kiddos accompanied by another family. It was an amazing production and captivated all of us from start to finish. Dinner afterward at Austin Grill = fun time had by all. Definitely a tradition in the making.
This year I am knitting several scarves for teacher gifts. My boys have some great teachers this year and I hope these go over well! There can be a fine line between handmade goodness and homemade horror! This is Manitou Passage Scarf by Jen Showalter. meangirl.blogspot.com/2007/02/as-requested.html A terrific reversible cable scarf pattern that is fun and easy to knit. I am using leftover Rowan Calmer.
Shameless use of adorable dog for cute factor. Clapotis from Knitty . Rowan Calmer Yarn. YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMY. Lightweight around the neck and warm to boot. No itch factor. Thank you Duke for your perfect "bored model pose".
Buncha Squares from Mason Dixon Blog circa August. I am link impaired but promise to "get it" soon. I have 1 1/2 squares to go and CANNOT WAIT. This is my go to knitting for anytime I have to Wait which is a lot...THANK YOU KAY AND ANN
Not Plain Jane Hedgerow Socks My first venture in sock knitting..
Fun and easy to knit. Great Pattern.
Yummy on the feets:)
Polka Dot Parade
I found this pattern on Ravelry from Cindratee on Ravelry. She created and executed a scrumptious blanket using Knit Picks Merino. I used Debbie Bliss Rialto and had a blast knitting every inch. The color changes keep this knit from getting tedious. I used applied i-cord for the border. Thanks Cindratee!
Bucket Hat from ChicKnits like Bonnie NEVER wanted to see it. Front Load Washers Don't Felt. I feel like I should start a support group.