I am here, I am here, I am here!...
Wow but time does fly when you are having fun. My apologies for not posting in over two weeks!
What have I been up to a few of you might be wondering?
- Cross Stitching
- Olympic watching
- Suffereing--sick with a nasty cold virus (always an ordeal with asthma)
- Visiting, with my daughter and her family here for 5 whole days--which includes my two adorable red-haired Grands! (pictures to follow...I just can't help myself!)
- Massive, all kids presence mandatory attic clean out--whew, 18 years and 6 peoples' worth of belongings out in the back lawn, to be sorted, purged, condensed and put back in attic in an orderly fashion. Of course summer had to arrive finally here in Seattle, and the temps on attic day reached 90 degrees!
So I ask, "What have you been up to?" :)
My knitting news is a bit varied-- and I have lots of pics for your entertainment!
I successfully finished my Ravellenic project, the Short & Sweet Mitts for my mom for Christmas. Only, now I am thinking I am giving them to my sister as they are a bit on the long side and she has longer hands. I am really in love with this pattern and one can never go wrong with Cascade yarn. :)
Now, I am working on a little sweater for my little Grand, Millie. Tikki's patterns are my go-to patterns when I knit for the little girls. They are so well written, lots of fun techniques and creative design elements, are seemless, and I have always been rewarded with a lovely garment when finished. This one is called Annie, and I hope to have my Ravelry page updated for it soon.
The daisy stitch seen in the collar is so unique. When I first read the pattern I though maybe I would be in trouble, but when I came to that section it was a piece of cake. Her directions make perfect sense. I am almost ready to take the sleeve stitches off and onto stitch holders..can't wait to see the next steps.
Now that I don't work most Fridays, my knitting friend and I make the trek to the nearest lys at least once a month to shop and then sit and knit for a bit. It is a real treat--and we usually grab a starbucks along the way. A week ago was our time to go, and I purchased some yarn and a pattern that I am in love with.....
The pattern is a poncho pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and the brilliant thing about it is that you can knit the cowl knit right in or without! Many of the store employees are found wearing them and I think it looks so cozy!
Last but not least, I thought I would share a photo of my Wonder Blanket--I have just started a new color, lavender and am loving how this blanket of scrappy leftovers is coming together. The bonus is that there is something soothing about just sitting and knitting those endless rows of garter stitch sometimes, and is a really great tv watching project.
And of course, no post from me would be complete without sharing a new picture of the littlest loves of my life!
Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to this week...
Until next time,