Here I am, creeping back into this space to say hello. How are you? I have missed being here. Several things, largish and small, have gotten in the way of my posting, but I have been thinking of you and writing to you in my head. Doesn’t do you much good, I know.
I have been knitting though and I thought today you might like to see some of it. I have been having something of a knitter’s block so all the knitting designs are from other people. Often, knitting with others’ patterns will kickstart my own designing process.
First, I’ll share pictures of the finished second Wingspan. I used two skeins of Mochi Plus that I had in the stash and followed the directions for the smallest size. (The pattern does give directions for using heavier yarns, I just wanted to try it this way.) I managed to get four points and the edging out of the two balls, but only by using every inch.
It is as warm and cuddly as can be and a quick, fun knit.
I also had a baby to knit for! I love baby knits and this was for baby Layla, a friend’s first grandchild. Saartje’s Booties are my go-to baby knit. As Enabler Marsha says, “Even if they don’t fit they make great nursery decor.” I used a skein of Koigu PPPM in pinks and blues and Koigu PM in pink, again from the stash. Of course, the booties take little time or yardage so I searched for a hat to go with. There are lots of great choices but I settled on Julia’s Hat ’cause it echoes the garter stitch and has such whimsey. Really, there is so little time in which we can inflict whimsey on children that I like to take advantage of it.
Sweet! And Layla likes them so much that her mother asked (very nicely) for a pair in cream or white.
Finally, have you seen the new Brooklyn Tweed collection, Winter 13? It is full of knittable, wearable designs, photographed with the freshness that is Jared’s trademark. I had a few skeins of Loft lying around and was quite taken with Veronik Avery’s mitten pattern, Pinion. It is knit sideways in garter stitch and has some really interesting technique. I have finished the first and am in the home stretch on the second. They’ll be ready to wear this weekend. What do you think?
Intriguing, n’est pas? (Sorry, too much Poirot watching!) All the deets are on Ravelry.
Take a look at the BT Winter 13 and tell me what you think. I also bought the pattern for the Kimmswick scarf–a modern stranded knitting scarf. Not done in garter. What would you like to knit?