Oh my, it is the last day of February already. Where has the month gone. I mean, I know February is short, but I feel like the time has gone much faster than should be allowed! I have gotten quite a lot done though.
I don’t like my browser crashing on me. It means that I have to write this post multiple times, and that just leaves less time for knitting. 😦 This is not a good thing!
Last time I wrote about the baby squares I knit for the LSSK baby blankets. I very much enjoyed doing that, but that was not nearly as much fun as receiving my box of blanket squares for the new baby! But I will tell you about that some other time.
I have finished more projects this month, then I have in a long time. Most of them were small, which is not usually what I work on. But this month I was apparently in the mood for small items? I guess the small person that will hopefully join us next month may be responsible for the smaller items that are on my mind….. Only three and a half more weeks until my due date.
The first project was not for him though. The first project I finished was a short scarf made out of Trendsetter’s Dune yarn. I absolutely hate working with the yarn, but the end result is really rather nice:
It is just a simple scarf, with edges of rice stitch on each end, and stockinette in the middle. Here is a close up of the one edge:
I have decided I really kind of like the rice stitch. Very simple, but very nice looking. For some reason the flash decided it needed to play when I took pictures, so I am afraid the metal in the yarn has picked it up. I apologize for the quality of these pictures.
I also made a cute little bear:
I changed the yarn to Cotton Tots, because I was interested in getting a smaller then 11 inch tall bear. Which I think worked out jut fine. I think it came out to about 7 or 8 inches tall. I enjoyed this pattern, because it uses a lot of short row shaping, wrapped stitches, increases and decreases. It was a lot of fun to make, and really only took me a couple of hours. I will probably make another one, as I am planning on giving this to the new baby, and hopefully make it a lovey kind of critter. In which case it would be good to have more then one….
I also have been working on the Icelandic Lace Shawl. And I actually have finally something to show for it.
I do enjoy knitting this pattern, the lace is relatively simple, and easy to memorize. And the yarn, which is Brooks Farm Acero yarn, in a gorgeous purple, is very nice to knit with. I hope it will block out half as nice, and I will be a happy camper. But that is quite some time in the future.
That is it for today, but stay tuned for news about the Sassy Spinster’s new location.