It is the end of February. For some the spring seems already on it’s way, but for many the winter is still in full force. Down here in Texas the weather is very …. varied. Somedays it is gorgeous and 70 degrees (21 Celsius) and the next day the high can be right around 50 (10 Celsius). This is a great way to get sick, because it is very hard to predict and therefore very difficult to dress appropriately. Layers really are a style of necessity here. Of course my favorite way to spend this period of the year would be on the couch, with a nice fire in the fire place, knitting the day away. Too bad there are chores, children and all kinds of other things that need to be taken care of! 😀
Alright, back to my attempt to catch you up on all I have been working on during the blog black-out of 2012… LOL Late last year, Ted. E. Bear came to stay the weekend with my oldest son. This is a class teddybear who goes and stays with one of the students almost each weekend. This was very important to my son, and one of the first comments he made was: Mom, Ted E. Bear is cold. Could you make him something? Sure! I have hardly a weekend the time to figure out what I can put together, but fortunately after just a little discussion, the problem was solved. My son wanted a scarf made of the pink yarn. Completely his choice, not mine, but I was perfectly happy with it. A scarf is not terribly big, and the yarn was in my stash… So here are the results:
And yes, that needle on his lap is broken… They were old, and apparently no longer prepared to do hard work.. 😉 But the scarf got finished, and my son was very happy with it.
Around the end of the year, I really wanted to get the socks I was making for my oldest, to almost match my 2nd son’s socks which I finished in February of last year, finished. I think I started them over the summer, but the earliest progress pictures I found was in September. But, New Year Eve’s day they finally got finished:
I used the Master pattern for ….. You know what? I can’t find my copy of New Pathways from Cat Bordhi, and I don’t remember for sure which one it was! It was fun to knit though. And my son is happy with them. They have hardly ever made it in the drawer, he tends to pull them off the drying rack as soon as they are dry… LOL
And my newest creation was a pattern for a little doll dress. A friend brought me a dress she knit years ago, and had lost the pattern for. Whether I could read the dress and tell her how it was made? Sure, no problem. The result, in my opinion was darling.
The doll is only about 4 or 5 inches tall (around 10-12 cm).
Now I believe you are al caught up with what I have finished. There is much more going on…. I have also been working on the squares for my crocheted sampler afghan, and have about 11 blocks (I believe) until all the blocks are done. And I actually picked up my cross stitch again, it had been a while. I am working on a bird feeder, but I will show this to you some other time, as they are not finished yet. I also have started a new shawl KAL (which ended about 2 months ago, I think) and am happily knitting away on it. And I have about 3 other projects that I have either just started or am about to embarque upon… Who says I might get bored?