So, I am not very good at this blogging thing, sigh.
I love to go through people's blogs, see their layouts, read their stories, look at their photographs. I just can't seem to make it a priority to do this frequently. I want an established blog, though, to stay up to date on my knitting projects and to recount our family happenings in case God calls us to move.
I suppose doing what I love and having that take up time, is much better then sitting on the computer and constantly blogging when I am not passionate about it, at least not yet.
Here, then, is what I have been knitting up in the last month:
5th Avenue Infinity Scarf:
Ravelry.com and knew that it would be perfect. She is a southern girl with a classy and sophisticated sense of fashion (at least in my opinion) and she just got a new pea-coat and I thought she could surely use a cowl instead of a regular old scarf!
I knit mine on size 8 circs and in I LOVE THIS YARN! from Hobby Lobby. It is a soft acrylic with a wonderfully rich color. The second picture shows off the color better. I followed the pattern exactly. I wish I would have read some of the reviews more thoroughly, though, and added a couple rows of seed stitch to the top and bottom. This would have eliminated the curl on the edges, but I do like the curl when the cowl is wound . . . .
I have already been commissioned to knit another for my friend Jen. We are trading products: I knit her the cowl and she is going to make me some jewelry! Yippee!
I am now working on some fingerless gloves for my brother Matt. The original pattern is called Ken and is for a glove with fully knit fingers. So, I measured Matt's gargantuan hands I am going to bind off the fingers of the glove about a half inch from the top of his fingers. For these I am holding the yarn double and using the recommended needle size, 8 dpns. I am such a tight knitter, so I am hoping this makes the gloves a little bigger, enough to fit Matt's hands. Matt and I scrounged around on the knitpicks website until he decided that he like the Wool of the Andes in a charcoal color the best. I am enjoying knitting with it!