Monday, January 7, 2013
I missed my Sunday yarn update yesterday, but my life motto seems to be, better late than never! ;)
I have had a great week knitting-- and even managed to get my Ravelry project pages updated to reflect my new projects. For my non-ravelling friends, I have my settings set to public so hopefully most of the links I provide will take you to an actual site. (well my project pages that is) I was tickled pink when Ravelry added that feature.
I started my Arwen Cowl on New's Year Day, and due to operator error, we got off to a rough start, but I am happy to say that all is straightened out and we are getting along swimmingly.
Oh this yarn! I love this Madeline Tosh yarn, and once again, " thanks Kepani!" I am looking forward to wearing this lovely color with a brown top I own to work-- and am confident it will go far in keeping me warm while sitting at my desk.
The other project I started is called Barndance--and it is just the loveliest scarf! Sadly though, with 200 stitches cast on and 120 added on over 40 rows, each row is taking me longer and longer. I am by no means a quick knitter. I was given this pattern by the store owner of my favorite yarn shop, Yellow House Yarns, as a test knit back in October.
I failed to get it done sooner due to the massive amounts of Christmas knitting I did during the Fall. But I am up for the task now and can' t wait to wear this to work too. Can you tell that I meant it when I said, after finishing all the gift knitting, I could hardly wait to knit for myself?
I do have a little gift to get started on though, and one I am thrilled to make. It is for my third grandchild. I announced several months ago that Grandy #3 was set to arrive--hopefully by the due date of May 7th.
My sweet daughter called me at work on my birthday in December and told me to check my email. In that email she announced to me the gender of the baby--a total surprise to me as I thought her ultrasound wasn't set until January!
Anyway....we are all excited to welcome our 3rd little GIRL!!! Mama was a bit sad at first as she was kind of hoping for a little boy--but I know she will come around and it has become my mission to make #3 exciting! So.....I have picked out a little dress to make for her--it had to be loose and lacey as the climate where they live is pretty warm in the spring and downright hot in the summer. No newborn hat and sweaters for this bebe. I really wanted something teensey tiny that she can wear right away, so I chose Fiona's Top--against my better judgment based on the pattern's comment page--but my wonderful yarn shop ladies will bail me out if necessary.
I chose this beautiful Cascade sock yarn~~~
Well my lovelies---that is all the fiber news from me. I leave you with a photo I snapped the other day, looking up at the winter sky, through our front yard tree at dusk.
Winter for sure!