Monday, December 12, 2005

Just Keep Stitching

I'm taking a couple of days off from work. Days that I'd hope would be for rest and relaxation and, perhaps, a little knitting. A little knitting. Ha! I am so far behind on my gift-making that I should just spend the next 2 days cranking on my brother's Sharfik, a Minnow Knits baby sweater, and a second Elizabeth collar.

I did finish a child's hat and scarf set in pink lambswool and fuschia mohair:

Anna's hat and scarf
Meanwhile, more of the stuff I went wild ordering has arrived. Yes, there's yarn (Chamonix, Koigu), but I also got a box of books from Amazon as I try to prepare myself for the next wave of knitting: socks and lace. I'm particularly enamored of "Folk Shawls: 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World" and "Sensational Knitted Socks." The pictures are beautiful, as are the stories and clear technique descriptions woven into the pages of each book - especially Folk Shawls. Makes me think I might be able to use that heathered laceweight alpaca to make some gossamer pretty after all...

Argh. What have I gotten myself into?


Blogger Debi said...

Love the hat and scarf!
If you like those books you'll love Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. Lots of history and different heel and toe options plus great sock patterns!

12/13/2005 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Folk Shawls is a fantastic book! So many patterns, so little time.

12/16/2005 01:23:00 PM  

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