Okay, Year of Projects people, can you believe we only have 3 more weeks left of year one?? This year, gah!, has passed so very quickly and so much has happened (and maybe even changed) in all our lives, but for those of us still posting each week, (or mostly every week) knitting has remained a constant. I must say that the past 3 months have been very difficult in my little corner of the world, but knitting has kept me sane at times, and your comments have cheered me on during some of the darkest days. Thank you.
Anyways...on to the knitting excitement....
I have finished objects to share.
Yes! You read that correctly.
After what seems like eons, I have something to show for my hours and hours spent knitting.
First up is the charity blanket.
This took me much too long to finish, but through this experience I have discovered that I don't think I will ever be a blanket knitter. This was for a great cause though, and I was determined to finish it, to the point that I couldn't let myself knit anything else until it was completed. It turned out beautiful and the wool softened up to be quite luscious after washing and blocking . Some sweet baby, going home after withdrawal from drugs will go home with this blankie, and that makes my heart smile. The clinic I knit for is called Pediatric Interim Care Center, a one of a kind place (in the whole country) for sweet babes who need some extra specialized care as they recover from being born addicted to drugs. Every baby goes home with a blanket. (I will be updating my Rav project page with the details but the yarn is called Limbo Superwash by Schoeller & Stahl and the pattern is Leafy Baby Blanket).
Esprit Tunic! Yes, I finally got it done, and now it will be packed away for sweet Adelaide's 3rd birthday in November. Believe me, where she lives in Yakima Washington, she will need this little vest made of Cascade Eco wool to keep her warm. I have enough yarn left that I think I might make one for little sister, Amelia.
I must admit that I am feeling quite proud of myself to announce that this little tunic is the last thing I will be counting as a Year of Projects, project! I am busy looking and thinking about what goals I want to have for myself, and what little projects I would love to knit up--for myself and others. I am definitely going to be doing a bit more Christmas knitting as the people in my family are the types who want for nothing, so a handmade goodie will be appreciated. I will be doing a wrap up post at the end of the month, and then it will be just a matter of time before year 2 begins.
As a side note, I thought I would share that I am going to participate in my first swap this summer. I am really excited as it is totally do-able for me. It is a dishcloth swap--you knit up 5 dishcloths, send them to the leaders of the swap,and then you will receive 5 different ones yourself! I am thinking of doing the waffle cloth... You can read about the swap here, and there is plenty of time to get your cloths finished as the mail out date isn't until August 25th. Care to join too? Let me know if you do! (and Ruth, if you are reading this, I truly do plan on getting back on the dishcloth challenge wagon! )
Until next time, happy yarning!