Finally, I have some knitting progress. It isn’t that I haven’t been knitting, but I’ve been feeling that there hasn’t been much progress being made.
I’ve really been enjoying the 10-stitch blanket; I love seeing how the colours work together and how quickly it seems to go. I know the rounds are getting longer and longer, but the knitting is almost meditative, relaxing. As a matter of fact, I’m enjoying it so much I’ve started a second one. Yeah, yeah, Louisa, I hear you. I’m not showing you the second one yet. It’s only about 3” square at the moment and not very exciting; I’m using bits and pieces of sock yarn, those yarns that don’t have enough left to actually make anything else with but have too much to throw out.
The monster pants are nearing the completion mark. The stripes are finished and now it’s straight down to the cuff, then 3” of 1x1 ribbing. Then, it’s just a matter of embroidering the face, sewing the waistband casing down and inserting the elastic. I had hoped to have them finished last weekend, but that didn’t happen. This weekend is a little more knit-friendly, weather-wise. And what am I doing? Blogging.
This week, my order from KnitPicks arrived and I was able to start a small project for a friend, a consignment knit. P had a heart attack and a couple of strokes just over a year ago; as a result, she’s unable to use her left hand and knitting is definitely out. Another friend of hers just recently became the grandmother of a set of twin girls and P wanted to give her a set of pink toques for the babies. She asked if I would knit them since she couldn’t. Here’s one of the hats. The pattern is a freebie I found on Ravelry, the Tiffany Lace baby hat. This is the 6 month size. I’m using KP’s Brava Sport, a 100% acrylic dk weight yarn, on 4 mm needles.
Normally, I don’t knit with acrylic yarn, but I figured that the hats really should be machine washable and easy care. The yarn is surprisingly soft and knits up very quickly. I had this little hat finished in one day (while I was home with a migraine). The second hat will be cast on later this afternoon.
Tomorrow.. garden and yard update. Things are happening around here and it’s looking good (if I do say so myself!)