Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another Fly-by Knitting Post ...

Is the StitchingNut still out there knitting?

What has she finished? What is she working on? (if anything)

With needles and yarn in hand ... I present "Ricki's Rack Rib Scarf" using 1 skein Asteroid 100% Silk with glass beads (already in the yarn).

Rick Rack Scarf

Basically a very easy knit ...

My Rick Rack Scarf

Sometimes that's all I can manage!

And sometimes ...


I bite off more than I can chew!

p.s. DH is doing well. He's getting stronger and more alert but requires a lot of attention, help and care. And ... that's my real job these days. So blogging has taken a back seat so I can at least carve out a little time to knit. If you write, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I always appreciate hearing from my friends. Thanks for being there for me.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Background knitting.

That's what it is these days. I'm so busy. A good kind of busy taking care of someone I love. But I as still knitting in the background whenever I can. So that helped me to complete 2 projects and start a few others.

What have I got done?

First there's the
Nomad Hat and Scarf by Kat Coyle PDRM4943_edited
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007
: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk (Aran)


I made one in blue a long time ago and loved it. Nice and warm. But ... not fond of the color on ME. I bet it would look good on my dear daughter though. It's certainly warm. And she does the plowing at her house. She's worn the felted mittens I made her all the time this Winter. So I know she'll use the Nomad Hat & Scarf as well.

I also finished some mittens. I hadn't intended to knit these but others in our group were and very excited about 'em. So of course they peaked my interested and I "whipped" some up. I ended out LOVING them!

Pagliacci Gauntlets
#05 Pagliacci by Kristin Nicholas


I feel very "fanciful" when I where them!

And I said I would never do it ... never knit knee highs or boot socks right?


But what knitter doesn't changer their mind? [a number of times]