Happy New Year!
December 30, 2016
Christmas is over with! Let the rabble-rousing commence! Like swinging from the tail of an airplane! With a mushroom and a horsehoe! And champagne! I hope the olive branch means peace :)
I got a few things done for Christmas this year that I couldn't show you, but now I can.
I made a couple sweaters and a shawl and a pair of socks for a lovely woman who married my nephew:
The black cardigan sweater was finished. I neglected to get a picture of it though. Well, I thought I got a picture, but it has since disappeared into the ether that seems to make lots of my things disappear. It is quite magical how that happens, really. The patterns I used were from left to right, Anne's Sweater by Joanna Johnston, After the Rain by Heidi Kirrmaier, Wintersweet from Boo Knits, and Kethry by Spillyjane.
I knit a hippo for my husband, because who doesn't want a hippopotamus for Christmas??? Pattern is Hippo Knitting Pattern by Linda Dawkins.
I knit my brother a pair of socks. I hope his feet will stay warm this winter!
My Peace Project got finished last night, only nine days after the Solstice. I love it! It is so pretty!
So, now I am working on Sylvi. You remember Sylvi? I got the sleeves done and I am about a third of the way up the back:
The picture is kind of squished on my needles. The markers show where I will pick up the stitches to knit the flower petals later. I am really loving this project!! In a way I wish it was on smaller needles; it's on size 13 needles for me, to get the gauge. But, you can really knit this baby fast on size 13 needles and bulky weight wool! The whole chart for the back is only 157 rows. I love it! It will be done soon, but I have lots of stuff to knit that will be just as much fun!