Thursday, February 03, 2011

Stitch by Stitch

It's gloomy and rainy today, but, ironically, when I was feeling like crap, the sun shone bright and sparkly. My magnolia is contemplating the bloom.
The river is high from all the rains. See where D butchered the hazelnut? Don't worry. It will thrive. but for now my roses and rhodos will have more light.

I started a pair of denim baby pants, the Blu Jeans from Mason Dixon's second book. These are for a second son of one of our veterinary families. The shower is in March, but I felt the urge.
I'm trying to knit from stash, but it's really hard. You have to identify how much yarn you have, and then go look for patterns and then pick another yarn because you found something you really want to make, but you have to fudge the yardage. Wow. A lot of work. But the antibiotics are already kicking in and I can breathe to the bottom of my lungs.

I started a New Years Goal and barely made it to the first step. I want to knit one child's hat a month for our friend Carlton's Project Help Mexico. The pattern I used was the Lifestyle Top Down Hat. A brilliant pattern that can be worked with any yarn. I have a small head so I just made it to fit me, which means I have all the measurements I need with me. The yarn is (from stash) Caron Simply Soft Shadows. I bought it to make a gift that I never got around to. I don't know where the rest of it got to, but it took almost a skein.
The other part of the goals is to follow Needles in the Hay in her challenge to knit a different colour each month. So January Red worked fine. I have some orange and Emily has some yellow. This could work OK. Carlton said the kids like bright colours. The plan is to keep to the stash.
Another idea I have, to use some of my baby wool, is to knit a sweater in honour of the Ravelry baby that Casey and Jess are having, but to donate it to our local Community Services. I will post on their site to see if we can get some momentum going. Interested in knitting along and donating to your own local? Let me know.
Little by little I am getting better. Of course your blogs and the new video casts are keeping me company. I can't just watch Bones. Today I will venture out to the grocery store and then come home to keep up with my stitches.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

What a great tribute to knit baby sweaters to donate. I'd be on board for that. Just post the details on your blog!