I feel bad that I have not updated more often these past few weeks. It's not that I don't want too, or that I don't think about it. It has to do with time and the things I am working on.
I did finish the hat and mitts for my DIL's b-day and she was quite grateful for them. They went to Las Vegas for their birthdays and I knew that it would be chilly up there in the evening. She said they came in quite handy and fit fantastically.
Remember, I had told you that as soon as those items were done, I was going to start on the Rowan book and pick out a top to make with some of my very special Blue Heron Metallic yarn. Well, that didn't happen.
It was a test knit from our very own econnard. I have test knit for her before and her patterns are so much fun. Not terribly complicated at all. This pattern is Zigzag Ripple Cowl. It was an quick knit and is quite warm and comfy. I did this in a worsted weight acrylic (Impeccable by loops and threads) It has not made it to it's permanent home yet but should be there shortly. Of course, it won't be needed until next winter again. (we are already in the 80's here)
So than I was going to start on the sweater but got sidetracked again by this.
I made a pair of lovely red variegated socks for DIL for Christmas and she loves them. Then she reminded me that she never wears matching socks so she needs another pair that would totally be obnoxious with them. So, off to my stash I went and found this lovely fiber that will not match the other in any way at all. I was going great guns on this when I was asked to do another test knit from econnard. How could I turn her down when I saw that it was a lace/cable pattern. Here is a bit of a sneak peak at it.
It is not finished yet and of course no blocking has occurred on it. So I am sure, this picture is a bit yucky to all of you. But the yarn I am using is super soft and wonderful to work with. Once we are allowed, I will show it to all of you in it's completed glory. I still have a bit left to do on it to finish it and am hoping to be darn near done with it by this evening. Since today is a holiday and I have nothing planned, I am going to knit my little heart out.
I go a wonderful Valentine's day gift from my wonderful enabling hubby this year.