June 11, 2010

Things Don't Always Go

Dear Anonymous T,
Thank you for reminding me that I have an obligation to let you know what I've been up to.  It's been awhile, I know, but you know, stuff (like life) happens and I got sidetracked.  I will do better.

I have been knitting, though.  Here's my latest contribution to my 10 Shawls in 2010:

It's a pattern called Tilia from Oceanwind Knits and I made it with Schaefer Trenna in the Willa Cather colorway using size US #7 needles.  This is shawl #4 and it was crazy easy and fun to knit.  I'd give you the details about it all, but I lost the ball band all I can tell you about the yarn is that it's wool/silk and has a bit of a sheen to it.  Lovely, really.

Unfortnately, I put the shawl up while I think about who will get it, and now I can't find it.  Sheesh!

And I'm almost done with shawl with shawl #5, Cascata from The Twist Collective site.  The pattern was a gift from my friend Sojourn Knitter - thanks!  Look how far I got:

It's so lovely, made with Misti Alpaca Lace (437 yds/skein) in a blue/green color formerly known as silver sage.  I'm using US #7 needles and I'm on my seond skein which will see me to the end of the pattern.  Woo hoo!

This shawl is even faster than Tilia and it has a semi-circle shape and starts from the bottom hem up to the neck, so you start off with the maximum number of stitches and decrease as you go.  Love that!

Last, but not least by far, there's this sweater I've been working on that will scream 'little girl' when it's done, even if it doesn't look like much now.  I'm mostly done, but I'm going to go into button drama mode and I can only pray that I'll find buttons before you come back to work.  Pray for me!

This pattern is called Presto Chango from Jimmy Beans Wool.  I'm using Needful Yarns which was a gift from my friend Joyce.  Woo hoo!  When baby Remy comes to visit, she can thank us both!

I also made socks, which I ripped out.  I spun yarn which is waiting for it's debut, and I'm working on a second sweater for yet another baby.  But it's too late to get into it now.

Whew!  I'd better get back to my knitting now.  With all I'm doing now, I'm afraid I won't get to my holiday knitting until November!

Enjoy your time home with your new baby and I'll try to keep you entertained now that you have time to read my blog.  And really, thanks for stopping by - I love that you do.


P.S. Notice my blog's new look?  I pressed the save button my mistake.  Do you think anyone will notice that there are 0 purls of wisdom?

1 comment:

  1. Ok. I'm crying right now. A post for me? And a sweater for my baby? You are truly a one of a kind friend. I had a horrible day and this was just what I needed. I owe you, and I hope you collect. Thanks for being you!!!!!