Wednesday, November 14, 2012
After a string of too big garments for Daughter #4 (which is a good problem to have), I am determined to make her something that will fit for the winter season. I cast-on for the beautiful Fiona's Top tunic and am excited to already be half-way done. It is moving quickly, however the pattern would benefit from a small description of how the garment is knitted and schematic drawing. I am digging into a small stash of locally-processed alpaca that I purchased last year, and am excited to see it come to life. It's also one of my favorite fibers to work with - so easy on the fingers and cuddly soft.
The second photo is of a pile of fleece, felted wool, cashmere and other assorted fabrics all working their way into mittens. There is a surprise buried in that pile too, so I have to wait until the project is finished to share more. It is going to be a tear-jerker.
And in a search for contrasting yarn for the tunic, I came across this amazing skein of orange sock yarn I had tucked away. Not sure what it will become yet, but I retrieved Socks from the Toe Up from the library, and might just be brave enough to give a pair a whirl. I am a top-down sock knitter, but Judy's magic cast-on may win me over yet.
There is still that pair of un-finished handpainted socks, un-finished silk mittens and those wintergreen mittens waiting in the wings. They have a reputation for being my patient projects.