Tuesday, January 11, 2011
My crafty winter wonderland
Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything here, but not to worry! I've been hard at work on some new fun projects. When I was little, my grandmother used to sit in front of the TV for three hours every day to watch soap operas and knit. Funny enough, I've turned into my grandmother and that's exactly what I've been doing on these snowy weekends - watching my secret soap and knitting. I've got a bunch of projects going and one of my faves is this basketweave scarf that bakerbiker requested, made out of a supersoft, plush merino wool. I especially like the texture of this piece; it's not a hard stitch, but boy does it take concentration! I've made a few mistakes, but hopefully you can't see them.
I've also been practicing lacework on this skinny pink scarf. It's a bit meticulous in terms of having to remember when to do what, but it's been fun to learn how to create those deliberate holes. I'm thinking this will be a nice spring wardrobe addition.
I've been traveling a bit this fall, and knitting has come in handy on those boring airplane rides. I'll have a few more projects to share again soon, but am curious what you think. And when you catch me watching my soap and knitting, just think, it's a continuing family tradition!