Thanks everybody for your kind words and encouragement regarding my son Timothy's lymphoma diagnosis and your hat ideas. His treatments have been going very well, though they are feeling a little like a nuisance since the hospital is 260 miles from home and we have to go once a week. Thankfully friends and family have been very generous and supportive.
A sweater pattern I designed is in the most recent Knit Picks printed catalog ... if you get a chance check it out. It's the blue sweater second in from the bottom on page 14. It's a bit weird for me to see it there :).
I’ve started a sock with a 100% cotton yarn (Sugar and Cream by Lily). I’m doing it top down and I’m 2 or 3 inches into the 2x2 ribbing. And I'm finding that when I stretch out the ribs they stay kind of stretched out instead of snapping back like the wool socks do. Is this going to be a problem? Will they stay up or pool at the tops of my shoes? And what about shrinkage?
Here is my first sweater i knitted - took four months, but I finished! i am really happy with the results, and it was perfect to wear today as the weather has turned chilly.
my latest pattern - untested
Bird of Prey
an example of romulan folk handicraft
I have almost finished a sweater for my neighbourboy in Mexico (it still needs buttons) and with the left over Paton's Shetland Chunky I made a hat for Miguel. I used it double on size 8mm needle. It is a Canadian touque of 2x2 ribbing and is really thick. The second I made from a pattern in "Hats On" by Charlene Schurch. She calls it Norwegian Star. It was fun to do and quick.
Just a little reminder that there's not a whole lot of time before Christmas! Here's something I think you may like to make a great Christmas present for someone you know - and you can always get one for yourself as well!
Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn (a triangular scarf)
So, here is the push I've been waiting for. And I really do so much of my getting out of the woods, off the streets and into life with the support of you guys.
Or you can just go to blog.lionbrand.com and I think I'm the second story down by now.