Saturday, October 12, 2013

Still Amazed

After all these years, I am still amazed at what can be created with two sticks and some string.  This will be a long lace scarf/stole when complete.  I'm at the halfway mark, finishing one skein and starting the second.

This project went on forever.  It's a simple 2 row pattern that I set down for awhile and came back to months later to complete.  Once blocked it opened up to a nice lacey, long scarf.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Pine Forest Baby Blanket

Need to knit a baby blanket for a shower in one week?  No problem when you get the flu and have to stay home in bed for two days.  When I wasn't sleeping through fevers and could sit upright in my comfy adjustable bed, I was able to knit several row sections at a time.  The Pine Forest baby blanket pattern is a very simple 4 row lace repeat.  I modified the pattern for 137 cast on stitches making the final blanket measure 35" x 37".  Now I'm way ahead of schedule (after washing out the germs) and can move onto another knitting project.