January 18, 2013
I’m back to working on the circumnavigated sweater that I started last winter. It is knit from a heavy Irish wool that I couldn’t face working on during the summer. When I set it aside I had just divided the underarm stitches from the body and cast on the additional sleeve/shoulder stitches. I don’t know how many hundred stitches were on the needle at that point, but the rows were LONG!
Once I finished my Christmas knitting and Audrey was here for the weekend before Christmas I started the raglan decreases. After Christmas I was working the saddle shoulders. It’s my first time doing those and I really like them. Since New Year’s I have done the front button band and the shawl collar. Love the shawl collar! I love how it turns itself to lay back and since this sweater is going to be more like a jacket I love the warmth and coziness of the collar. Last night I started knitting the first sleeve. I think it will finish quickly from here.
January 6, 2013
I tried to keep my Christmas gifting to a manageable level and was able to finish everything in plenty of time for the holiday.
I made fingerless mitts for my nieces and nephew.
A bobbin lace scarf for my mom. I need to get a photo of her wearing it.
Close up of the lace. It’s a ‘s Gravenmoerse pattern. It ended up about 60″ long and took me 60 hours to complete. Now for the first time in forever I don’t have any bobbin lace projects on pillows. I’m going to have to fix that really soon. I loved working on this scarf so much that I think I’m going to make one for myself also.
Also, two TARDIS hats (for son and nephew), lacy green Orenburg cuffs for my mother-in-law, and socks for Grandma. Yes, the socks were done in time for Christmas, but I took the photo early because I had to get the other gifts wrapped. I also knit a handful of Orenburg lace-style dish cloths. None of them ended up as gifts, yet, but I like to have them on hand. And they were great practice for my next project, an Orenburg lace stole, that I started on New Year’s.