I am here! Really. I have been. Family illnesses, and spring blahs have really ruled my life this past month. I’ve knitted some, but not alot. I think it will pick up soon though.
For the most part, I haven’t needle knitted as much. I’ve been helping my friend Isela, prepare items for a Book on Loom knitting she is writing. Our (lol don’t you just love how I say ‘our’) first deadline is June 1st, so she’s had me knitting. I’ve made 2 things for her, with a 3rd starting today. I can’t show you pictures or tell you much about it, but here is a sneak peak of something I finished today:
As for needle knitting, I frogged 2 lace projects, but have kept Adamas going. I have about 50 rows left, and hope to get back to it soon. So far here is my ‘lump’ of lace that I know will someday be a beautiful shawl.
I love cables, and ever so often get that great call to knit them. I’ve found the best way to knit cables is in the round, so I do cabled hats when I get that feeling of cable knitting. They don’t take as long to do up. This time I added a new skill making bobbles and finished up a Harry Potter (how can it be! Me, knitting a Harry Potter hat?!) with Cables and Bobbles and a new cable I’ve never done, the Vine Cable.
Lastly, about a month ago I made this knitted bag to be felted. The one in the picture had a very cute angled flap. So I wanted to make one. I used the wrong needles and the wrong yarn, and thought, (as I always do) it would turn out Great!. Of course, it didn’t. It was much to wide and the flap shrunk quite a bit. So I tossed it in the closet. Well my youngest is turning 4 soon and that means no more nursery at the church. She gets to hang out with us for the music part and then go to children’s church. So I needed a ‘quiet’ bag for her to bring and her favorite activity lately is coloring. I cut off the wonky flap, cut it in half and hand appliqued it to the front. The bag is now useful. And she likes it!
There’s a bit of knitting in my life. Sorry to have been so quiet. Let’s hope that the spring blahs leave soon! I think the family sickies are heading out the door finally.