Monday, October 16, 2006

Knitting Progress Report

Sorry, I've been incommunicato for a while, but I'm back and I've been a knitting fool. I finished a little christmas knitting. Here's a Multi-directional scarf in Paton's Soy Wool Stripes. I luurve this scarf; it is warm and snuggly and has a fantastic drape. This one is definitley for mom but I may make myself one in a different colorway before too long. (Totally stole the dog model idea from Monika at Smoking Hot Needles)

I've also been working on a stack of ball band dishclothes with leftover cotton from the bathmat. I'll be wrapping these up with some kind of fancy soap and a home depot gift card for a friend's post wedding party this weekend. They got married last month in Hawaii, but didn't want to deny their friends who couldn't make it there the opportunity to give them presents. Can't say I blame them.

The sweater goes on and on. I'm halfway thru the second front. So I've got two sleeve's and the finishing left. I think my new totally meaningless self imposed deadline is Christmas.

I also got a message from Gerry last week that it was getting mighty chilly in Missouri. He needs to hurry up and get to Texas where that won't be an issue, but in the mean time the boy needs a decent hat. I made him a pitiful one last year that didn't cover his ears, so when I finished his new hat a few days ago and it was grossly too small I frogged the whole damn thing and started over. So I just finished Gerry's hat version 3.0 and it should be in mail this week. (Mellen was kind enough to model this one.)

And for a little dose of cuteness, I had a houseguest last week. Although Bella refused to be upstaged.


Blogger Monika said...

Hi Abbe, Bella is as cute as Sam modeling the scarf! She's a mutt you say? You know what's funny? Today I have to figure out to show someone how the ssk in the multidirectional scarf works best. I haven't done this in a while. AND-I was going to use Patons SWS in denim blue for it! Still do. I think it's a great yarn for scarfs and I've ordered several different colorways. Thanks for the e-mail and the link to my blog. I'll be bookmarking yours as well. Happy knitting!

3:57 AM  
Blogger m4 said...

Yeah, you've finally kicked the tiny-hat knitting! I knew you could do it and as a person legally interested in the preservation of Gerry's ears, I commend you. See ya for VM.

7:34 AM  
Blogger meg said...

love that scarf, abbe. great models, too.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

The scarf is great and the dog is beautiful. We've missed you at meetup. Looks like you've made lots of projects progress.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Bella is a beautiful! And the scarf is gorgeous too.

8:05 AM  

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