Way last October I mentioned that my SIL asked me to knit a cardigan/poncho/ruana for her.
My progress so far – 200+ rows each side for the front with a few stitches added at the back neckline knit in a ribbed pattern for 15-16 rows.
I’m on the back half which will be approximately 200 +/- rows and 171 stitches for each row.
Nothing fancy as that is what she requested though I think pom-poms at the corners would be a great addition to add weight and interest. My plan is to be finished with this by the end of the month…for mid-February at the latest.
The quilt is top is still unfinished but it’s down to the border pieces then the quilting…
My final completed knitting project this year was a set of four coasters using this pattern.
I had given all my cotton yarn (except the white and red) to my granddaughter this fall. thinking I was all coastered out. But needing a quick Christmas hostess gift, I decided to bring out the pattern again.
These red and white coasters remind me of peppermint candies!
I also managed to knit another scrubby with red and orange Scrubby Sparkle. Sorry, no pictures.
A great gift idea that only took about 4-5 hours to complete!
I like to wind yarn into balls myself. That way I can see if there are any knots of other anomalies in the hank.
I wound the Grumpy Gus yarn into a ball before I left for Colorado. I was ready to cast on for the THSS II Sailing School Sock while the grands were in school this morning and was surprised by a sick ball of yarn.
I don’t remember winding so tightly but I evidently did.
It will probably take me the next three hours to get it fixed then the grands will be home from school.
Again. It’s not such a long story and the details are unimportant. I’m leaving on a jet plane…. to Colorado to take care of our grandchildren, granddogs (and grand chickens) for a few days. Nothing serious happened, just a glitch and I’m so happy that I get to see them all so soon!
Mr. Aitch can’t go as we are in the midst of some home maintenance issues and someone has to stay home.
The grands will be in school Thursday and Friday, I just have to get them there and back home again. We will have a great time on Saturday and Sunday. Mom and Dad will be home Sunday evening and I’ll be back in West, by God, Virginia on Monday.
It will be a whirlwind trip and I’ll be taking two knitting projects with me: Scrubby Sparkle and the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society II. I’ll be using the Grumpy Gus yarn I bought last month to knit Sailing School Socks!