Monday, October 20, 2008

Next!

Thank you for your compliments on the blanket. I'm planning on presenting it to Amelia's mother on Wednesday, as a present for her six-month birthday. I have no doubt that it will be well received, as today I got some adorable pictures e-mailed to me of Amelia wearing the sweater I knit her. (It's still a tad big on her, but she was smiling!)

Now that the blanket is done, I'm through with all the non-holiday obligatory knitting and am turning my attention full time to "Chrismakkah" gifts. First is a Lace Ribbon Scarf for my mother in J Knits Superwash Me Sock, one of two skeins I picked up at 30% off at Natural Stitches. It's knitting up very quickly, and I have to say that this is one scarf that I've actually found fun to knit. Eventually I think I might knit myself one, maybe in my merino/alpaca handspun.

It's amazing how hard this color is to capture on camera, probably because it looks different depending on the light. It can go from a deep royal blue, as it appears here, to a really vibrant purple. It looked purple through the lens as I took this picture, but you can see how blue it turned out.

Tonight I'm casting on for a pair of Dashing (Dashings?) for my mother-in-law. I'm using some very old stash yarn -- Karabella Aurora 8. I bought it at Pittsburgh Knit & Bead when it was closing; I don't remember exactly how long ago that was, but I know it was when I was still living in my apartment and just starting to build a stash. It's so old I never even catalogued it on Ravelry! Fortunately it's still in pristine condition and will make some nice squishy mitts.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

I love the color of the scarf, whatever color it is! :)

Beck said...

Good luck with the holiday knitting. I've got so much I want to do, but am not pressuring myself to get it done. The only thing I HAVE to finish is the Nubby Cardigan I'm making for my friend in Colorado. I'm halfway done with one sleeve, have a finished sleeve and back done as well. That leaves only the two fronts, the sleeve to finish, the button band and collar + finishhing...WHEW! Wish me luck. :)

Jess said...

That color is impossible! I know exactly what you mean! It is lovely. I need to re-cast on the one I started and then decided to change yarns on...

Octopus Knits said...

The Lace Ribbon Scarf is in my queue - yours is lovely! Amelia's blanket and your dad's sweater are both wonderful, too :)