My wrists have still been sore, but putting in a few stitches here and there is paying off. I’ll show you what I’ve been up to. But first – seed starting season is in full swing and I’d like to present, for your winter viewing pleasure, the onion, leek, and shallot forest:
Ok, so onto the wooly and silky things.
I finished P’s new socks just in time for his solo vacation to Portland*. He wore them out of the house for the two-day train trip. It made me so proud.
Please forgive the poor photos. It was night and he was leaving, so we had to make due.
I needed a good conference knit (easy, small, with stash yarn) and this Oriental Lily (ravelry link) fit the bill perfect. I made the six month size with Knit Picks Swish Superwash Wool. It’s adorable! Apparently I had two dye lots on hand so the collar is a different dark pink than the rest. Oh well.
Forgive me. I don’t normally dress the cat. But it’s been a long winter. The dress was finished blocking, she was sleeping, and the next thing you know…
A few weeks ago P and I went to Michigan to pick up a car we bought on ebay (a story for another post!). While there, we visited with two of my college roommates. One just had a baby and one is expecting so, of course, I had to make something. Time was short, so they each got hats.
It’s a simple newborn hat (ravelry link). The purple is made according to the pattern. I modified the blue one for a 3-month size and replaced the lace with a simple seed stitch brim.
The silk didn’t knit up as soft as I’d hoped. But perhaps it will soften up with age?
That’s it for now, friends. I wish I had more things to show you, but the cutest thing in my life right now is how the cat curls up on my genetics textbook when I’m trying to study.
*While in Portland P visited the Pendleton outlet store and bought me nine pounds of wool dirt-cheap wool remnants, some originally selling for up to $60/yard. That man knows how to make my heart go pitter-patter.