Which is better.....a quickie post with only a few photos and no links, or delay this post even longer while I take a few more pics and gather up more information? Don't answer that...it's a rhetorical question. Since it's obvious that I have transmogrified into a lazy blogger, any readers I have left will have to decide if they can tolerate the short-cuts I keep taking. So be it. I’ll write when I write. You all read when you read. We'll get along.
I do have a bundle of finished objects to report on. Let’s get to it!
Much of my recent knitting has all been for my Denver crew. It started with a baby blanket for the new baby, due in early October. He? She? At the time, I didn’t know. I tackled the Porcupine Blanket from the Cascade 60 Quick Knits for Babies and Toddlers. What a fun project this was!
I used Berocco Weekend for this project. Machine washable of course. New baby Sylvia seemed to like her new blankie.
She also liked her new sweater….a quick pattern from Knitting at Knoon, using the incomparable (and now hard to come by) ColorJoy CushySport.
Have I mentioned that I have FOUR granddaughters? I am blessed!
Big sisters have to be kept well-dressed too. So two year old Maura got a new sweater (using self-striping yarn from Universal Classic Shades; machine washable)
and a purple hat! They pretty much stayed on her all weekend while I was there, so I know she liked her new duds.
I recently admired a lovely wrap made by a good friend, and it occurred to me that it would be a perfect nursing shawl too. I used a different shade of the wonderful (and also machine-washable) self-striping Classic Shades from Universal (which I acquired on a summer trip to Sugar Bunny Boulevard, in El Dorado, Kansas, owned and managed by the delightful Laura Towns Spradlin. (Who just happens to be the daughter of the man in my life. Don’t you wish you had an almost-family member who owns a yarn shop?)
So nursing Mommy got a nursing shawl…..or a simple capelet for when the winter chill is hard to shake off. I didn't realize until a few days ago that I didn't take any photos of this item. I have no proof that it even exists. I ask you to take my word for it. I will be knitting another one for myself though (NOT for nursing purposes!!); eventually I will get a photo up. Hopefully this winter, while the chill needs shaking off.
What other projects have I finished but haven't photographed yet? There are two cowls...one beaded; one plain. There is a purple basketweave sweater (see Maura's hat above for color).
And what's on the needles now? A pair of luscious red socks, a light blue kimono-style sweater, and a wallaby-style sweater for Paige.
What's in the clamoring queue? A twirly skirt for Abby, another sweater for Maura to match her purple hat, and a hat for Maura's mom.
That’s my knitting life. In other arenas, I am mostly fully recovered from hip surgery and enjoying dancing once again. I am fully immersed in my student life as an aspiring paralegal and enjoying it greatly. I’ve been to Nashville and enjoyed time with my daughter, and I’ve been to Denver and enjoyed time with my children and granddaughters. My Ann Arbor kids are firmly resettled in Ann Arbor, and my mom is hanging in at 93. Life is good and I am grateful.
Just in case I don't get back here in time, I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.