Finally, the cashmerino mistake rib scarf:Ah, it's beautiful (much like the friend that I am knitting it for) and it's a delight to knit with. If I only knit for the process and not the product, I would only buy this yarn. I would knit a huge blanket and curl up in it.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Knit Bit: This & That
It occurs to me that my posting is pretty sporadic these past few weeks. I blame the kids, of course. Summer is a wreck on my schedule, which means I really have no schedule. Soccer practice starts this week, and next week begins the backing up of the bedtime - preparation for back to school. Yeah, I know - great plan, but I'll let you know how it actually turns out.
It also occurs to me that I'm not showing very much of the knitting. Two reasons - first, the broken camera. I've been using the old camera, so that is more of just a lame excuse than anything. The other reason is that I'm knitting Christmas gifts (only for a select few this year, so don't get your hopes up out there - my knit gifting follows a plan that is neither logical nor fair) but I guess I can show you a few things.
This is a gift for my mom. Since she already knows that I'm making them for her, I can show you the progress:
They are like long fingerless gloves, made to keep her arms and elbows warm. She has trouble with her joints in the winter, so these are lovely and warm. I just need to sew up the sides and they're done.
This is a baby girl blanket. I wanted to knit a blanket in the car, and started this thing. I have no idea who it is for yet, but since I have three pregnant friends, one of them may have a baby girl.Here is the progress on the baby boy sweater. The baby that I thought was going to be a boy turned out to be a girl. Got to finish this anyway - someone is sure to have a baby boy in the next few years.I'm knitting the left front (that's the sweater's left, your right) now - that pink yarn is holding the stitches for the right front. The sweater pattern is really cool - you knit the left side, mark where you want the buttons, and then knit the right side, knitting in the buttonholes as you go. So clever. (I'm such a sucker for cleverness.)