Firstly let me start out by saying… I have been knitting things since March… just they have been very little things… or not done yet things.
Little things like this cute doily out of crochet thread on needles I never remember the size of because my needle gauge tool only goes to the first 0. (You’d think a single 0 would be enough, but apparently the world is not prepared for negative numbers in needle sizing.):
This is not your granny’s doily though…. This baby is not soon to be draped over an armchair or under the candy dish. This is your first cup of coffee or glass of water by your bed… because that’s just how big it is.
I have also been working on my double knit scarf and I’m a bit further along than these photos as I am now nearly done with flake number six.
So I think with my current progress I am at least past the hump of the middle of a scarf project.
Now I must confess I have still not gotten any further on my bird needlework project and every time I’m up in the library room with my sewing I remind myself I really ought to finish it up.
But in the mean time…. I did say I was going to make two sweaters this year, one for Ben and one for myself. And I’m only half done with that project… so I took the next step and… couldn’t narrow it down past two designs I really liked. One is called Spoke, and the other is called Luscious. Well I figured the easiest method since they took two different kind of yarns was to browse through my various yarn options and see if I couldn’t have the yarn decide. (Each take a different yarn weight)
Well the yarn decided alright…. it decided I was making two sweaters!
As if that wasn’t enough yarn… I got a nice reminder that I had Jimmy Beans Bucks from some yarn I bought when working on Debora. So I did what any good knitter would and bought a beautiful skein of lace weight yarn.
And that brings us to the end of the updates and progress… and you are wondering what exactly I meant by a little bit more. Well…. I was contacted recently by someone that is getting ready to cast on a Debora blanket! And to me… well that’s pretty awesome! If you’ve ever watched Howl’s Moving Castle, then you will know what I mean when I say that’s the “I like your spark!” compliment.