Well in spite of heat, and rain, and achy days and nights, some knitting has gotten done.
1-- A small place or counter top mat (or hot pad)--it needs a good hot wash and dry to block it--finished size is a about 12 inches square.
And then there are the UFO's, and wanna be's.
The black pearl scarf is patiently waiting for completion. I keep losing it... (and out of sight, out of mind)
When work starts again (any day now) and fall arrives (unannounced, as a surprise, as seasons do these days!) I will be happy to have a nice little shrug.. (2 rows! OK, so each row is about 1000 (yes, 1 thousand!) stitches, still, it's just 2 rows!
And cool days will be cool—with these 2 yarns made into a some fingerless gloves (maybe the pattern in interweave using the pattern from the knit one below book.)
The self striping is 50/50% wool and acrylic, the cinammon brown, is some hand painted Brown sheep..(wool and mohair)
And look at this collection of silks and satins and plush Touch Me yarn—a scarf, hat and more fingerless gloves? Or should it be a short shawl or even an other shrug to go with?
OR, Should I remind you? It's my blog anniversary?
Yes! 4 of them.
#1 is a Bag, a book, a ball of yarn (and a bonus)--2000 or so yards of lovely wool with just a hint of silk to make it luxurious.
#2—Socks! A collection of needles, (bamboo, and metal) DPN's, short circ's and a long one..with a pattern book and some sock yarn.. The perfect package for someone who is looking to try out all sorts of socks--on DPN's, on 2 circ's, or Magic loop.. Not really a beginners kits, but could be.
#3—Goth? Or Glitter? Suss yarn, (5 skiens/unknown yardage, 50/50% wool and acrylic, bulky weight, and 3 skeins of a delicate eyelash—to knit together or apart, --so many possibilities! Plus a selection of BIG needles, straights and circ's.
#4—the Booby prize! Or is it? Enough yarn for an afghan—wintuk and Paton's décor, rich claret red, and a claret/beige/brown colorway. 100% acrylic...
A little bit of something for every sort of knitter..
Are you entered? If you posted a comment since I first mentioned I was planning a give away, yes! If not post a comment.. but don't delay.. the Give Away is coming soon!
The first prize winner gets first choice, and so on down the line!