I finished “The Shining” sweater! Off it goes in the mail today.
I’m a four season knitter. I don’t quit once the warm weather hits; instead I switch to cotton, linen and other light-weight fibers. It never fails, though, that twice a year I’ve got off-season knits on the needles when the weather changes. Sometimes I berate myself for my lack of commitment but recently, I’ve come to enjoy recalling to life the dormant projects I’ve left behind for greener pastures. For example, last year at this time, I dug out these pretty stranded mittens. I had only to knit the thumbs (which I accomplished in very short order) and they were ready to be worn and enjoyed all through the winter.
I was rummaging through the ‘Time-out Basket’ the other day when I came across this little cowl designed by Mary Ann Stephens. I have literally 2 inches of white lining left to knit on this! Why I felt it was necessary to drop it at that point is beyond me. The bright side is that I can start the fall season with a very-close-to-finished object. It also sort of matches these languishing stranded mittens.
This poor little gnome hat lay crumpled in the basket next to its half charted pattern. It looks a little like the sorting hat from Harry Potter at the moment but I think it might be cute ;)
Under the heading of “New Stuff”, I’m making quite good progress on these, the “Miese Gloves” with one glove finished and one worked to just above the thumb. I think they’ll shine up good when blocked. I’m working these with one of my old favorites, Ultra Alpaca Fine in Turquoise Mix. Also, I am working on the samples for my Knitting 101 and Knitting in the Round classes, pics later. And that’s all the news that’s fit to print :)