Sunday, June 23, 2013

Knitting Update

I have several knitting projects on the go, right now. I thought I would post a few.

First off, I am going to start teaching a small group to knit. The group is made up of three 10 year olds and their Moms. I was trying to figure out a project that would appeal to everyone and not take too long to finish. I think a scarf is a poor starter project because it doesn't have a clearly defined end.
I decided that we would make a felted clutch bag. Yesterday, I felted my first sample.

It doesn't look like much yet. I still need to stitch it together and add a button loop and a button. I also need to finish an second one, so they can see what it will look like before it is felted. Class starts next week, so i need to get moving.

Meanwhile, I finished a baby set, of socks and hat.
I took a picture with a spool to give a sense of scale.
I am knitting them for a friend of one of my dear ones. Just my luck, the couple is having twins, so I need to make another set the same. Of course, it won't be quite the same, since that striping yarn never works up exactly the same. I hope they are fraternal twins, since the socks are.

I am also working on a lace scarf. I seem to be ripping it back a lot. I have to remember to avoid knitting lace in front of the TV unless the show doesn't need me to pay a lot of attention. Watching "Elementary" the other night necessitated a lot of ripping after.
The pattern starts in the middle. You go to one tail, then go back and knit the other tail from the provisional cast on.
The yarn is a lace weight baby alpaca, and is like knitting with spider silk.
Meanwhile, we actually had a couple of days of summer, this week.
Don't tell anyone but Finnegan, the foster cat, got out to play in the yard. (the fosters are suppose to stay as indoor cats, but they forgot to tell Finnegan). I think he is suggesting that we need to mow the back lawn!
It is raining today, again, so Dolly is having a lazy day.
Perhaps my lace and I should join her.


  1. That is one truly beautiful pattern, and the yarn, like fairy floss. Lovely for any foster boy to enjoy the outdoors, even if only to survey the lawn and suggest work!!! Greetings, Jean.

  2. I love the little hat! How cute!