Friday, March 5, 2010

In Like a Lion; or, A New Technique

I cannot believe it's March already!  I also cannot believe I haven't seen my grandparents or my sister and her fam since Christmas.  I'm such a bad granddaughter/sister/aunt.  Hopefully I'll be able to see my grandparents this weekend - I really hope so because my grandfather was in the hospital with pneumonia for a few days this week.  I've got myself penciled in for my sister's house for the last weekend in March.

In knitting news, I decided to make my dad an Olympic Hat, based on the Ralph Lauren hats that the American olympians wore in Vancouver.  There was a free pattern on Ravelry and I used some Berroco Vintage in Dark Denim, Sour Cherry and Mochi.  I haven't blocked it yet, but I hope that when I do, the blue carries behind the white will fade and not show through as much.  I love the blue band, though.

I also finished my whimsical scarf with the Mango Moon Chakra I got on vacation.  It was a little short at first, but has stretched as I've worn it.  I like it, it's fun.  Everyone compliments me on it, too.  It's an eye catcher.

I'm also looking forward to learning how to make socks.  I think I've picked out a pattern - an easy ribbed pattern - for my Miss Babs Yummy in Roan Mountain Morning.  It's really pretty yarn and hope it pools well.

I'm still working on the entrelac baby blanket for my friend.  At Stitch in Space last night, Lesley taught me how to purl backwards, so I don't have to keep turning my work!  It's really great.  Saves me so much time on the project and I don't have to worry about things getting tangled and messy.  I think I'm about 1/3 through.

I still haven't done a whole lot of work on my sister's cardigan.  It's just SO BORING!  I'm about 1/3 done with the first sleeve.  I should just go ahead and finish it already.  Maybe it'll be the only thing I take to Stafford.  That'll make me focus.

1 comment:

  1. I've let my sister know that I'm coming for a visit the last weekend in March. Hooray!