Thursday, June 17, 2010

My creative space

I worked hard this week—well, I had an extra long, cold weekend and more time to knit but it sounds good—and I got the scarf for my aunt done. All it needs now is a little blocking and it will be winging its way to the relatively warm location of England.

And I have confirmation that Miss C likes the pattern and colour. I never thought the day would come when she would be happy to accept a hand knit. She usually turns up her nose at the idea. So it’s off to Morris & Sons to get three more balls of the same yarn … definitely my "go to" project for train rides and stitch and bitches.

Now I need to get back to the baby clothes for my Cousin H’s first baby due in August. It’s amazing how fast her due time is arriving.

The last time my mother and I spoke about the baby she hadn’t been able to start knitting because she managed to cut herself cooking a few weeks ago (right at the top of her finger) and it hasn’t healed enough to knit. (PS But it hasn’t stopped her bowling … and winning! Priorities huh!)

I’ve managed to get a few things done so far although I’m only about half way through the package I want to send.

So here’s a teaser Auntie Mary … one cute little winter bootie so far for a cold Vancouver winter and the pigeon pair started. I just wish I had a sweet little six month old to model it for me ... I had to stuff this one with tissues so it stopped looking totally freakish and it still looks weird!

I’ll be starting a ribbed hat shortly … it’s a simple pattern and I’m thinking about making one for Miss C’s boyfriend A. The pattern’s a freebie called the Boyfriend Hat I found at Ravelry (the best yarn site in the universe), and it shouldn’t take me more than a few hours over a weekend. And the nice thing is I don’t need to modify the pattern for a baby as the yarn I’m using is half the ply of the pattern and the needles correspondingly smaller.

I can’t wait to wrap it all and send it.

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Catherine said...

I agree with Miss C - love the pattern and colour! great to see that bargain yarn getting well used (if I'm remembering right!)

Megan said...

Miss C has excellent taste, that is indeed a lovely pattern and colour!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my little spot online. I just love this scarf! What a beautiful color and pattern!