Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher

knitting vs laundry



yes, i know… it’s important to have clean underwear, but i can’t stop knitting.  i started alizah’s gift today with that lovely cascade eco duo yarn she picked out (that i’m totally in love with and just want to snuggle).  i’m doing a simplified version of this.  it’s not actually going to make it to “shawl” and i’m skipping the ridges but i thought the general shape and design would be a perfect match to the yarn.  i just casted on this morning and this is how far i was when i finally put it down!  

my other project (not including all of my other, other projects) is the hat my mama requested.  she’d like a soft, warm hat for a friend that will be starting chemo.  at first i thought i’d just make her a regular old hat with lots of color work in big zig-zags to give it some pizazz, but it just didn’t feel right.  then i found a chemo turban on ravelry that looked amazing, but the comments were a turn off.  almost every single person made a remark about how LONG it took them to make - almost painfully so.  THEN, i found this other turban pattern that looked absolutely adorable and had raving reviews.  i casted on in this brilliant sapphire alpaca since ma said her friend has striking blue eyes - is it too much???? i love it, but will she???  UGH!

the shaping is strange, but i think i’m getting into the swing of it.  we’ll see how it goes.  i may frog this one, too and start again in a tamer blue.

alizah requested a bubble cowl for her teacher’s x-mas gift rather than the usual hat or fingerless gloves.  this is what she got:

i liked it so well it was hard to give up!  LOL

last but not least, i thought i’d share mae’s picture for santa.  she colored this today and said, “i need to get this to santa!!!” so we wrote out the envelope and sent it on it’s way.

she signed it and everything! … we really need to start working on how to write our name though, huh? ;)

now, off to basketball practice by myself with both girls.  pray for me!  

thwarted again!

for rita