Welcome to 2019, I think. It still feels so weird to say 2019! It’s kind of a big year for me, but more on that in another blog. I hope you’re warm and dry if you’re in the northern hemisphere, and cool and comfortable if you’re in the southern hemisphere.
So, Am I Knitting?
Yes! I am knitting a sweater for my granddaughter. I started it in September, and there is no excuse for it not showing up at Christmas. But – in my defense – she keeps growing. So, I added an inch to each arm and more than an inch to the length. Here it was in progress:
It’s bright pink – and this girl LOVES her bright pink. This is an old picture. Currently, it only needs a collar, blocking, and done! There will be more pictures then. Oh, this is the So Faded Pint Sized by Drea Renee Knits. Love this designer!
What Other Fiber Pursuits Have There Been?
You may remember that we just came through “the” holiday season (tho you may be trying to forget).
So, of course, there was a fiber activity for the holidays. An adorable wee hat on a social media site had grabbed my eye earlier in the autumn. It was put up by the friendly folk at PostStitch with a free pattern available during the holidays. The hat has a fashionable pompom and is made of yarn – so what’s not to love? When I sat down to knit some up, I realized there was no knitting involved, and it was a quick and easy craft! Once made, the hats fit atop a bottle – wine, olive oil, honey, take your pick. They would make anything a present:
So, I put them on top of small honey jars, and each person in the office where I work received one. What a sweet and easy craft! Oh, one of the hats went astray after it was taken home:
He’s not my biggest fan now………
First the pink sweater will be finished. Soon. Very soon. I’m sure….I think.
Then, the people who plan our school’s auction have requested more wee gnomes and fairies to use with a fairy house as a bid item.
Also, there are a few people who need their own SuperPerson. These are wee knitted folk who remind the recipient of her super-powers. Once I’ve made one, you will see it here – so stay tuned!
And, if it’s possible, I really really need a new sweater. My favorite one blew a hole through an elbow…a big hole…waaaa! I will probably fix it somehow, but it will become a keep me warm only at home sweater. It will keep me cozy while I make a new sweater – unless I’m KIPping (Knitting in Public). Then I may wear another.
Oh, does anyone else feel like January is whooshing by at a dizzying speed?
Trying to stay grounded!