Monday, January 18, 2016

Eeek! It's been a while.....

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long!  I know other bloggers say that too.  Somehow time just gets away from us all.  It's been so long, I don't know if I'll leave a project out.  I've been a bit scattered, to say the least.

I knitted another hat, and it ended up going to the boy child.  It's called the My Cashmere Hat pattern by Plucky Knitter.  I used Plucky Knitter cashmere yarn -- so soft!  The color I used is called Social Graces.

Now the boy child has two warm hats to wear from his mum.

The girl child gave photographic proof that her Baa-ble hat was keeping her warm now that it's cold out.

Poor father type felt left out what with both kids getting hats.  He timidly asked me if he was going to get a hat too.  lol!  So I thought about my stash and what hat would work, and I chose the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed.  I used some of my leftover Flannel color of Shelter from my Rowe sweater, plus a skein of Noro Kureyon.  I forget the colorway for that.

Father type is pleased and his head is warm now when he goes out.  :D

I finished a shawl -- the Pioneer Girl Shawl by Susan B. Anderson.   I used Plucky Primo Fingering yarn in the Mr. Edwards colorway.  I haven't blocked it yet, so I don't have a good pic of it.  But you can get an idea from this.

And -- I can hear you gasp -- yes, I actually did a bit of stitching!!  I started Margery Dean by the Scarlet Letter.  I did finish the main green color of the top border (to make sure the design fit), but the only pic I took is this one of the top left corner.

Hopefully I will get back to her soon.  I know various people were happy to see me stitching on instagram!

I'm afraid the knitting called me again.  I picked up a UFO, the Lidiya scarf from Rowan and Kaffe Fassett.  I love this scarf!  And I feel more comfortable with stranded work now, so it seems a lot easier than when I started this one.

I'm a bit farther along than these pictures show.  Just haven't taken a more recent picture.  I'm using the called for colors of Rowan Felted Tweed.

I THINK that's all I've been working on.  lol!  I did do a gauge swatch for another sweater, but as usual, I didn't get gauge and felt too frustrated to try again for now.

I'm an empty nester once again.  We saw the boy child onto the train to Boston today.  It's his last semester of college.  So unbelievable -- how time flies!  (Can you tell it was cold today?  lol!)

Luckily, boy child and Mia got some good time in together before he had to leave.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!