February 24th, 2013
How embarrassing, it’s been nearly a month since my last post. Oops. I haven’t been idle though. Mostly, I’ve been knitting. A lot of it was sample work in preparation for my knitting classes — they start in a week! Here’s the class list if you’re interested.
But I do have a few knitted items worth showing off.
A pair of pull-through scarves in the traditional “old shale” lace pattern. The pale rainbow colored one on the left is bound for the sample board at the fabric store where I’ll be teaching. The other, darker colored scarf is up for grabs in my Etsy sample sale store. I’ve been knitting these neat scarves for years. They make great holiday gifts, and only take a single skein of yarn! I plan to publish the pattern shortly as well.
And what better 19th-century gift from a faithful wife to her consort than a pair of hand-knitted socks? Though the colorway on these is far from traditional. It’s all in the yarn — self-striping (and fair isle-ing) Heart & Sole with Aloe spun in for comfort. These are also destined for the sample board, at least for a while. Then back to warm my darling’s tootsies.