Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Bunting and Hat
Isn't he unspeakably cute?And it almost screamed out for a coordinating earflap hat....
The 2/3 Shawl
We had some sadness in the extended family. What do knitters do? We knit. So I knit a shawl for the primary person. At the same time, I was struck down by what I think was a strain of the flu that wasn't covered by my annual flu vaccine. Being out of work for 2 weeks, with a round-trip to Blacksburg in the mix, I was able to make great progress on this: (Yes, I know it's sideways. I've rotated and saved it a bunch of times, and no joy--- but you get the drift). The pattern is the 2/3 Shawl by Wendy Johnson, knit in Schaefer Heather in the Willa Cather colorway. I quit at the end of 2 skeins, not completely finishing the pattern, but since I used size 8 needles, it is plenty big. I ran out of enough yarn to bind off, so ended up doing a sewn bind-off, which took forever, since it was the entire outer edge of the shawl, but it looks nice, and I had 18" of yarn left. I love the colors, which remind me of crocuses blooming in the spring.
Color me productive.