Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Knitting, designing and lovely color wallowing

I've spent the past week knitting in my spare time.
There are too many projects to fully explore in just one entry, so I'm mentioning them here then scattering them a bit over the next few days in blogs of thier own.
First started was a Florida-weight shawl I made for Liz, my lovely mom in law. She seemed to really like it! I will have a pic up in my main otterwise blog today about our visit to Lansing for Liz's birthday.. (see link at right) I had enough fiber left to make a small head tie scarf for Lynnie, my beloved Sis in law :-} She looked good in it!
While in Lansing I visited Rae's yarn shop, RAE'S YARN BOUTIQUE. Rae and I have heard a lot about each other from Lynn, but this was the first time we've met. I had a lovely time at her shop. I can't say its fully wheelchair accessible, as the back of the shop seemed a little crowded. I didn't have my wheelchair at the time as we hadn't planned to stop and shop anywhere. The difference is that Rae is kind and caring. I felt that anything I was interested in she would bring to me, so I have no qualms about stopping by should I be on wheels the next time. She also gave me a project to work on, so I am happily busy knitting for the next few weeks.
I am also working on a luscious Goddess shawl (from COLORJOY) for Lynn in a gloroius Colinetter Mohair colorway called "Kingfisher", and I get to keep this one too when its done being a store sample!
A few weeks ago I worked on going through a patten meant for Lynn's Turkish Sock class she gave in Allegan a few weeks ago, adding some colorwork from a mitten pattern she had written to the basic sock. (image at end of post) The sock is cute, but only big enough for a rather chunky elf.
I also used the traditional Turkish pattern (but without the stripes) for my first sock of a pair of Ocean socks, and found a different Ocean yarn to make a second pair with a very different knitting pattern.
Probably the project I feel most glad about is a hat I designed a few days ago for my friend Lois. I will write more in my very next blog entry today or tomorrow, once I have the images processed.
So stay tuned! I have material for about 5 different blogs this week!


Blogger Ysabeau said...

Is this one for me?!!! If so, it's going to be great fun to wear, I love it.. I can't wait!

Don't forget my picture of you and the fun bag, and I hope you are using it happily, been swimming recently?



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