This is the final lap of Mike's Christmas sweater (2003-2008) The sleeves are slowly approaching their final destination. I will become invigorated( read:manic!) once I've attached the sleeves to shoulders and can proceed to seaming. once done, I'll flawlessly finish knitting and sewing on the button and buttonhole bands. In time for Christmas. This year. Oh. the. peace.
As such, I've been keeping a rather low blog profile since my last post in August due to living the busy Mrs. B lifestyle. Family-home-nursing-knitting and teaching knitting. Not to mention church knitting on Tuesday nights and meeting up with the # Amigas on Wednesday nights at Kraemer's yarn Shop. Have added a few more Amigas to our little knitting group-Roberta, Eileen, Ayn, and Mary Ellen. We'll be at Stitches East, Baltimore on Friday/Saturday, so if you, Gentle Reader, have been reading this blog I'd love to meetcha!!!
Here are some diversions over the past several weeks-
While I was conducting my latest and never ending archaeological dig in my overgrown Yarn Room I unearthed this UFO. Jean and I date it waaaaaay back from the time Stitches East was held at King Of Prussia. The question remains, not "why did she buy it"? but "will she wear it when it's completed"?
Finishing up my 2 toe up at same time feather and fan socks. Desperate to finish them as there's so much sock yarn begging to be knit! Anyone interested in this pattern just let me know and I'll post it. The heels get knit lastly and separately. The yarn is Tofutie.
Another pair of mittens for our Church knitting group.
The stitch pattern is knit one row, and the next row is knit 1, purl 1 , repeating these 2 rows for pattern.
The yarn, donated, is Mary Maxin "Cloud Spun Chunky". I've knit them both cuff down at the same time on a 40 inch circ, using EZ"s 36 stitch mitten pattern from her books. Easily memorized pattern, even for this post meno girl! I've started a hat with a third ball, and am hoping I
I'm doing the 3 ball scarf version plus I think I've got 5 balls of Jojoland somewhere to make the shawl. Pattern purchased at Maryland Sheep & Wool 2008.
I just liked this yarn, home dyed by someone very talented with color. I see a slipped stitch scarf in my future....
Brooks Farm silk and merino blend for a shawl. Very helpful vendor in color selection.
I just have to make this hat!!!! Want to up size it too!