February 8, 2007

Some completed......
Another completion.....After a trip last week-end to help my daughter celebrate her 26th birthday, I purchased some Malabrigo in the China colorway to make a quick gift. I started the Lisa Souza gendarme colorway socks for myself in the Dublin Bay pattern....am about 1 inch from the first heel flap. I'm almost ready to do the toe on the second alpaca sock for my husband......ummmm......Valentine's Day is coming.......great idea!I was commissioned by a friend to knit a Lucy bag in her llama yarn that she spins.....well, tonight for just something crazy, I decided to figure out (in my head.....don't need a calculator) how many stitches I had already knit.....well over 12,000! I'm about 7 rows from the bind off for the straps round.....no wonder I've been spending so much time knitting. Hopefully that item will be finished next week and then I can felt it.......Alcariel is going to reap the benefits of this bag since I traded my knitting for some llama roving for her to spin.I was able to pick up some yarn that Alcariel had purchased for me when PT had their 20% off in December......some yarn to make a friend a comfort shawl.....her 82 year old husband has decided to not take cancer treatment.......he's at peace with his decision and is still able to be at home.......have even said he'll gladly go to a care center when the care becomes too much for his wife. What a lovely, Christian couple......what an example!
I also needed 3 skeins of Koigu for a Faina scarf for a friend for Christmas......this coming......not last!!! What planning......haven't started it yet, but it will be done before to long if the cold........frigid........well, below zero.....weather continues for much longer. There really isn't anything to do but knit.....right? TLGB

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

I look forward to seeing how the Gendarme knits up. I just got a skein of that for myself. I haven't even wound it yet. I've just been showing off the skein like it's a finished object.

mamateja said...

I'm about ready to start the heel....the pattern I'm using makes a wider gold stripe with about a two row stripe of red sandwiched between double rows of blue. I really like it!