Just stopping in to wish my poor neglected blog a Happy New Year. I am looking forward to new crafts, new travels, and a lot of the good ol’ things, too.
There’s not much to report in the crafting area. That seems strange, but most things are not reaching the finished stages. There’s also been little time to knit lately. I did make a few hats, mostly for the chemo group, but one was for a birthday in October. It’s from the pattern Le Minou and is made in the colors of the recipients cat, Sadie. She’s a part-Siamese and I thought she’d like her Mom to look like her!
I used Paton’s Divine in Light Earth and Dark Earth. The hat runs big, but Sadie’s Mom wore it to the beach and really seemed to appreciate it.
A couple days ago, I finished a scarf made for “Pay-It-Forward.” I really enjoyed this pattern, Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles Scarf. It has a slipped stitch ridge and a little ruffle at each end. If I make another one with the ruffle, I will use a provisional cast-on so that both ruffle match. As it is, one is made with decreases and one with increases, and they aren’t the same degree of ruffly-ness.
The Misti Alpaca Chunky Landscapes Collection yarn in Pride Rock is so very soft and lovely. It was a joy to work with. I will make more scarves with this pattern, and hopefully other projects with this yarn.
I have lots of plans for crafting this year. A couple are in the works, but still in stealth mode. There are a couple unfinished projects, too, but nothing too worrisome. All-in-all, it has been a good year.
Wishing anyone who stops by a very happy and healthy new year! May it bring you many blessings.