Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Dear Knitheads - So sorry for the delay; I was working on Christmas presents and got ambushed by the season. The felted purses were presents for DDs. they seemed happy to get them. The cardigan is for me--Whispers mohair blend made using a Colinette pattern. The red scarf is for the Red Scarf Project, which seems like a very worthy endeavor. I used Caron's Simply Soft Shadows in Autumn and can't say enough about how nice it is to work with. The Pattern is Edgar from Knitty, and it's a riff on the Mason-dixon miter square. It takes no time to make, and one skein makes a 60" scarf.
The lemons (yes they are) are the entire first-year crop from a tree I planted last spring. It is in a large pot on casters which I put in the shed during last month's freeze. Now that the harvest is over I don't have to worry so much about the weather.
As 2007 approaches I have signed on (in my own mind, of course) to Wendy's Knit from your Stash plan. I would like to complete at least 2 major projects from stash by the September end date, plus assorted small projects and socks. Other knitting-related resolutions are finishing up pending projects and working on a tighter, more even stockinette stitch. This weekend I'll take some time to think of non-knitting resolutions.
One of the bset Christmas presents this year was Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top. I can see a couple of applications for stash yarn, inspired by the pullover described in Mason Dixon this summer.
I hope we can get this blog thing going again. I miss hearing from you and seeing projects. It can be a resolution!