Meanwhile, me? I'm here & there, knitting.
exhibit a: the week ahead
|phonecam shot of Shepherds Wool, click to see colors, ready to go!|
exhibit b: this weekend
|more phonecam : handspun and some yarn I impulse bought at Madison Wool|
exhibit c1: gift knitting sent in January
Valdai! Before I sent it off to my sister, my neighbor Peg posed quickly. Keep in mind it was less then 10 F (thats for Fahrenheit but it may as well be for Freakin') so no dawdling for Fancy Fotos. As for the shawl, oh this was a fun one, and oh this Cirrus yarn is delicious to work with, 2 strands together. I used every last inch of the 4 skeins, shortening one of the ends. Sylishly assymetrical that way. (Do not blame the pattern, blame me for not swatching, I am sure my gauge was looser than called for). My sister Marla loves it, I love being appreciated....
exhibit c2: when handknits are appreciated cont'd
Another gift, the hat for bro-in-law LaMar. yes, that Lamar). Yes my sister Marla is married to LaMar, we call them LaMarLa. He endeared himself to me forever-even before this text- by reciting & reviewing every hat I've ever knit him, leading up to this gift. He asked for something lighterweight, soft, with some slouch, and not too loudly colored because he wants to wear it at work. I have to admit I struggled letting go of this one. It's Hissu, one of the charming hats by this Finnish designer. Road to China Light and stripes in handspun (thanks Archiknist) . More Road to China hats, definitely on the to-do list.
*reserving the right to do a long name droppy post soon....