I finished two hats - a soccer ball hat for Landen and a snowman hat for Raleigh. I finished these while the little ones were visiting so they got to wear them in the cold Ohio weather before returning to South Carolina. I think they'll still fit next year.
A sweater for Harper - the Provence Baby Cardigan. She has some growing room which is fine. Made from cotton, this little sweater can be worn pretty much all year round.
Two shawls - one for Mom and one for me. This picture is of mine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this colorful shawl! This is the Stephen West's Boneyard Shawl pattern knit with Liberty Wool. It's huge - I think I used five skeins. The pattern gives options for two versions of this shawl - one using M1L and M1R and the other one using YO. M1L / M1R (Make 1 Left / Make 1 Right) YO (Yarn Over) are methods of increasing stitches. For Mom's, I did the M1L and M1R version for my increases. For mine, I used the YO method. I believe I like it better because of the eyelet edges and spine it gives. ILiberty Wool is such a pleasure to knit with and is sooooo colorful and happy! It goes with everything!
Jury is still out on this one. It's a smallish shawlette and I think a bit too small for me. I started this as part of a summer challenge and can't remember the name of it. Another victim of the "I-Thought-I'd-Remember-So-Didn't-Write-It-Down" Syndrome.
What am I working on now? I finishing up another project - a pair of knit pants for Harper. I'm almost done and will take a picture for you. Goal is to finish them in time to include them in her Valentine box.
Finishing something up feels very good. Long before I finish something, my mind is already on the NEXT project. That's half the fun! The anticipation. The planning. The starting.
Please don't think that I finish each and every thing I start. I have a dozen or more projects in the works! Confession - I am not a monogamous knitter! Ha! Not by a long shot! And, if you count all the other projects I have going in various mediums - watercolor, beading, polymer clay, paper bead rolling, spinning, rug hooking - I'm a certified slut! Unfaithful to just one project!
We've had just a little snow here in Southwestern Ohio this winter. So far, Mother Nature has been a huge disappointment in the wintry weather department. Today's temperatures were in the 50's. Where I'm from in Southside Virginia received around eight inches and where my older son lives in Central Virginia got slammed with approximately eighteen inches! I'm hoping that February will be super cold and snowy!
I know the gray days of winter bother a lot of people. They find it depressing. I'm just the opposite. I find the gray peaceful and the cold energizing. I love when it snows - the quiet - it blankets everything in white. The air seems fresher. Crisp. Another reason I love the snow - I can see proof of what comes to visit during the night. I stepped out of the car to get the mail one day and looked down and there were these tracks all over the place.
We've had some gorgeous winter moons lately. These two nights, it was HUGE! I took one photo of it coming up over a snowy field and the next as it rose over Caesar Creek Lake. The photos don't do it justice.
I have three cats - Earl Gray, Buster, and Gracie. They stay in the garage at night. When it gets really cold, Gracie LOVES to come inside and catnap in the evenings. She gets on her bed and sleeps for hours. I love to watch her! Here is one of cutest positions I was able to capture recently. She's such a sweet kitty! When it's time for me to go to bed, Gracie goes out to the garage to join the boys.
Well, it's time to go sit and knit! Time to finish up something so I can start something else!!! What fun!
I leave you with another shot of this colorful Boneyard Shawl! It's an easy knit and suitable for beginners. Perhaps, you'll start something, too!!!
Happy Making to YOU!!!