Monday, December 11, 2006

I have been knitting...

...really, I swear I have! I just haven't been posting. I know, I know...I'm a bad blogger. It's just that it's been so frustrating to try and try and try to post photos, only to have Blogger fail on me. Maybe the new version will be better.

Here's what's been on the needles:
  1. Olive's cardigan -- knitting completed, seams all sewn, one ribbon sewn in for the button band, the 2nd one almost finished. Just need to buy smaller snaps; the ones I bought are too large.
  2. Caps for the Capitol -- one infant cap finished and sewn up, just need to mail it off to Save the Children. I used the same aqua-colored cotton yarn I've been using for all my baby knitting lately.
  3. Christmas tree ornaments -- little red cotton sweaters, 2-3 inches in size, to hang on the tree. I've been experimenting with different stitch patterns, and yesterday sewed little star-shaped sequins to them for decoration. Five done, don't know how many I'll aim for. These are destined for Art-O-Mat, for sale.
  4. Scarves -- finished three for Art-O-Mat, in a variety of glitzy yarns from my stash. I showed one in a blue ladder yarn to three friends, all of whom requested one for themselves. So, one of these three is finished; one is halfway done; and one is on the list of things to do.
  5. Chemo cap -- a friend of a friend has cancer and has lost all her hair from the chemo, so I offered to knit her a hat. Offer accepted, yarn agreed over the weekend -- a snuggly alpaca-silk from Debbie Bliss in a beautiful cream color. It was destined for a cushion cover for my mother-in-law, so I'll have to find something else for that, or buy more (sorry, Catriona!); it's the softest yarn I have, though, so the chemo cap seemed the most appropriate use.

See, I haven't been slacking!


sulu-design said...

You're forgiven... you have been busy lately. Hope to see you and your needles this week!

Carolyn said...

Wondered what you've been up to! You have been busy, you put me to shame. I was just thinking the other day of what I have achieved in terms of finished items so far this winter, and the answer is not much!! Not sure why as I've been knitting a lot, but I seemed to be much more productive last winter.