Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A shawl and Evie's first Christmas

Evie's first Christmas was sweet...it even snowed for her, which is unusual at my parents house.  Next Christmas will be more fun since she'll have a better idea of what is going on.  It is hard to believe how much she has grown already.  She is my sweetheart.  :)

Well, I have at least one finished object to show for all this time.  Here is the Haruni shawl, in fingering weight Panda Silk.  I love the color...It reminds me of autumn leaves.  The drape of this yarn is great, and I have two more skeins to use for something else.

I have another shawlette, Swallowtail, that still needs blocking.  I finished it before Christmas, but didn't have time to block it before we left.  I switched out the nupps for beads, so I'll have to see how I like it.  I also started a pair of socks.  For my husband.  Who has size 15 feet.  I hope to finish before our wool anniversary in 2014, since it will be an off and on project.  That is a reasonable amount of time so long as I don't forget about it.  Anyway, I don't think they will be complete before Christmas.

I am going to work on knitting down some of my stash this year.  Last year I bought quite a bit more than I knit, and it would be super to make a little more space in the yarn chest.  I in fact got some of my laceweight yarns from Knitpicks long enough ago they only carry two of the colorways I haven't used out of eight or so.  I didn't realize they cycled through colorways as fast as they apparently do.

I'm also going to work on having at least one original design on the needles at all times.  This should get me kick started and designing like I really want to do. 

1 comment:

Jennah Watters said...

Why hello, cuz! Turns out you have a blog, too :)