In my last post I spoke about my crochet baby blankets.
Does it mean that after a long hibernation my crochet hooks are up, out of their box and doing a happy yarn dance? You bet!
I have been playing with my Peaches and Cream yarn stash, making washcloths and hot pads. Unfortunately by now they are too loved and used to be “decently” photographed. I will try to take the photos of the next batch to be made for Pesach. And I finally gave in and made a cowl. For knitalong in one of my Ravelry group we had to knit something designed by people other then ourselves. Out of four projects started this cowl is the only one that made it to the finished stage.
DD#2, the one in the picture, kind of decided that it fits her best, so I am making another one, for me.
Surprisingly with all this hooking my needles have been pretty busy too. Since I was traveling for almost a month and then recovering from my travels almost all of my knits in the past two months have been simple, “no mental energy required” kind. And most of it was gift knitting. Easy, fast and showitoffish.
In other words perfect for happy gifting. This furry ruffled beauty my Mom reserved for herself.
I have knit lots of ruffled scarves. So many, that I had to replenish my stock of ribbon yarn. Well, a girl got to do and so on… Happily there are lots of wonderful craft stores all over Philadelphia and even more happily there are the very useful 50% off coupons that my Sister found for me on the Internet.
I gave away scarves as fast as I knit them. The last three (forgotten at home) were gifted to my very good friend Ester, who came to visit us from Boston with four of her kids. We were so busy talking and enjoying each others company that only after she left I realized in surprise that we have not taken any photos.
This calls for replenishing the “gift shop”, so I have happily dug into my US bought ruffle yarn and hooray, one easy present is ready to go at any time.
So easy! Just nine stitches per row in garter stitch!
This year, so far, I finished five “Joyful!” scarves. And got another one started.
What can I say? I love, really LOVE good old Feather and Fan pattern.
Two of the five finished shawls were gifted to my very special friends. “Knit you happy, scarf” went to my friend Miriam.
And today I was finally able to pin down (read bribe) DD# 1 into modeling the other three. These ones are mine, all mine! Here you just got to imagine some happy cackling since I am not really able to transliterate it for you.
I now began knitting a very large version of Joyful! in rainbow colored Kauni 8/2 and thinking about a midsize one too.
You know what is harder than starting to write? Finish it!
But I am gonna finish now, I got an hour before my kids come home and have to make some tiny snugless lace stitch markers, to be mailed to the customer tomorrow.
P.S. All the yarn and needle information about my projects is on Ravelry. Just follow the links. They will open for you even if you are not a Ravelry member.