Monday, January 16, 2012

Three Day Weekend!

     Ah, yes, did anyone ever think it would be a GREAT idea to work four days a week instead of five?  I would work the extra hours just to do that!  I envy Lindsay who can work twelve hour shifts in return for days off!  I have been luxuriating in the quiet, after the frenzy of Christmas, getting finished with gifts that I was knitting for my favorite people I have been able to revisit some older projects and begin to finish them off, one by one.
     Here is one, a Sea Waves Scarf, I love the colors and the way they change.  It is so soft , I may want to add a fringe or something to it, but the knitting is finished!
      I asked Laura Jean to model the cowl I made for her, she got it for her birthday, I made one for Nathalie for Christmas, too.


     Of course, Laura Jean had a request which I wanted to fulfill right away.  It thrills me that my daughters ask me to knit things for them, when they were much younger they wouldn't dream of wearing anything I knitted.
     Here she is in her headband hat, it is a thick, cabled band, she asked for two buttons at the back which was a bit of a departure from the pattern, but turned out great.

      And another photo, she was wearing her hat when she went to the Giants-Packers game at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin, and was interviewed by News 4 NY!
 Some more projects that are coming along...

I call these my Watermelon Socks, knit on two circulars.  I am finessing the toe part of socks, so these have been finished, then undone, and finished and undone, I just want to get the toes right!
     What does one do with leftover sock yarn when one is obsessed with knitting socks?
I knit tiny little mitred squares, which will all be put together to make something, I am not sure what...stay tuned


     I have started a knitting Club at school, teaching the 4th and 5th graders how to knit.  They have really done a nice job, this is one of them, with the scarf that she made!  Well done, Madonna!
...and a video of the works in progress
      So now, I am going to sign off so I can enjoy the rest of this Martin Luther King holiday, knitting!