Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Projects

It was a quiet weekend on the Farmlette: a bit of gardening, a bit of baking, a bit of prepping for a week's worth of packed lunches, and a bit of knitting.  Not bad for the last weekend of my summer break.  It's back to work this morning, which is a bit of a bummer, but I'm glad I was able to wrap up a couple knitting projects.  I made two pairs of baby booties using this pattern.  It's a very quick knit, and all the baby mamas who have received them really like them.  They are difficult (if not impossible) for babies to kick off, so those tender toesies stay covered and warm.

I also finished making a Little House Shawl for one of my young nieces, who is fan of Laura Ingalls.  I'm plotting a Little House themed holiday for her and her little brother, and this sweet little shawl is just like one little Laura might have worn.  It's a simple lace pattern, called Old Shale, and works into a lovely light curved shawl just right for tucking over chilly wee shoulders.
I just love the colors in this yarn.  It went from so dark a blue as to be nearly black, graduating to a lighter royal rich blue to a lavendery purpley blue.  Rather rich colors, but the intended recipient should like it.  She's not solely in love with pink and sparkles, so a bit of deeper color should appeal to her sensibilities.

It's the time of year where I work away on various knitting projects, wrapping one up and putting another on the needles as quickly as I can.  With luck, I'll be able to finish all the projects on my list before the holidays.

1 comment:

  1. Holidays? What holidays?? Should I be thinking about knitting for them?
    Oh dear.


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