What's on the needles?
A little holiday gift knitting, a Bubbles Wrap and some swatching of a couple of lace designs that have not quite come together yet.
Just finished and off the needles.......I thought the Pike's Peak Hat was so cute that I couldn't resist knitting one for Katie. Shes alway looks good in hats. Its a quick and easy knit, I was able to finish it in a day. Wish all my gift knitting was that speedy. I knit it out of Berroco Borealis, color Selfoss (5020).
I promised my love, Xander, a "Big Boy" Blanket, not a Baby Blanket, but a Big Boy for Christmas (his request). I am knitting it with Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted in color Really Red (his choice). Its a reversible plaid design and 7 balls of yarn or 1540 yards should do it for a approximately 42" x 50" blanket, (I hope that's "big boy" sized). I think the deadline is in reach and not stressed yet. I just started ball #4, nearly halfway.
Almost forgot, Xander asked for a Blanket for his Bear too. After seeing the swatch for his blanket, knit out of leftover Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, he asked it that was a blanket for Bear.......of course, the answer was 'yes'.....need to add that to my gift list.
I am enjoying working on the blanket, but I really prefer working on lace. So, its October and no real holiday pressures yet..... RIGHT?.......which has me torn about perfecting lace swatches for new designs verses gifts. Sounds selfish when its put into words. Yikes.
Sooo..... I do have a lace project or two back on the needles.
I decided, since I had so much yarn left over from my Wicker Park pattern, that I took out the edging and decided to add some additional length, about 5 more inches give or take.
I'm a sucker for an extra long wrap...... I know I will like it even better. lthough its back on the needles, I have not worked on it too much. So here's what I learned about myself.....once completed and published, its very hard to get motivated to go back to reconstruct it.......even when it involves sparkly earrings (blush). In time, in time....
And lastly, one lace project, Bubbles in Blue, resurrected from its project bag from 2010, I think. How did that happen? Its a quick and easy knit and perfect for those times when mindless knitting is required. Its about a third of the way completed and I would love to get it finished this week, although that may be pushing it.
Can't wait to hear what's on your needles......