I want to blog every day. About knitting, quilting, homekeeping and cooking. Yet I'm so busy working, planning a wedding and preparing to relocate to another state that I feel blessed to have a little time each night to knit. And I'd rather knit than blog at this point. Maybe I should blog for a while about the wedding plans and moving; there's plenty to tell about those things! Boring? Or would you like to be a fly on the wall in my frantic life for the next few months? Leave a comment and let me know!
There has been knitting, though, and a few Finished Objects I've neglected to sare with you.
Eric and his Hat
Started and finished during the first week of December, 2007. The yarn is Cascade Pastaza, an incredible soft and warm wool/alpaca blend. Yum! A simple K1P1 rib on size 8 (US) needles. No pattern...well, just one in my head. Hats are simple!
Eric's Christmas Stocking
A few days after I gave Eric his hat, he mentioned that he didn't have a Christmas stocking. Well, what's a fiance to do? Knit one! The yarn is a one-ply chunky tweed (I'll get the brand and name for you, I promise!) and the finished stocking is 30" long; lots of room for goodies! No pattern; again, this was just an idea in my head. I knit the cuff first in a cable pattern that I thought would look pleasing (and was the right width.
Then I just knit a big top-down sock and attached the cuff to the tope edge by knitting the two together as I bound off the stitches for a nice, finished edge. When I knit another, I'll modify the toe; it's too long (too much red).
Please tell me if you like this stocking; the pattern will be available in July or August.
A Pair of Socks. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, two size 2 circulars, my basic sock recipe. I love the yarn, love the socks, love having warm toes!
So, you see, there has been knitting going on here, along with everything else.
And I will blog again tomorrow. :-) More knitting: the scarf is done and I've been working on something from Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Knits II.