Happy Halloween! Which is followed rapidly by Thanksgiving and Christmas before the long dark days of winter. Winter is a restful time after the holidays.
I started knitting Christmas balls from Arne & Carlos back in the first week of October, because I wanted to have 24 Christmas balls knit by December 1 to decorate my house with. I am exactly halfway through them today:
I have been working on my long yellow scarf and I just started on the fifth ball of yarn. I think five balls will be sufficient for my scarf; maybe I can use the sixth ball to make a ribbed hat.
I also started another project in an effort to use up some of my yarn.
That’s a gradient lace weight ball of wool from Freia Fibers that I got three years ago or so. They were having a sale on their one of a kind balls of yarn, colors that they tried and which didn’t make the grade. They were all really pretty as far as I was concerned, but you never know why they didn’t choose to make them. Anyway, I chose this blue gradient, and three years later, I’ve finally got around to using it.
This is a little more than halfway through the skein of yarn. The pattern is the Viveza Shawl by Faith Schmidt, a simple shawl that expands through half the yarn and then decreases for the second half. It’s got a narrow band of lace at the edge, with straight garter stitch that gets wider and then smaller as you go. It’s pretty easy, it’s reversible, and looks like it will be fun to wear. I think it will be quite a bit longer after blocking, and I hope it will be softer too.
I hope your holidays will be fun!