Yesterday, I finished the baby blanket for E & S. Of course that only means I have finished knitting it. I need to wash and block it now before I can wrap it up and ship it to them. There should be time to get this done in the next couple of weeks. It is monsoon season here in the ATL and so with all the moisture inside and out, now is not a good time to have a large piece of wool trying to dry on my dining room table.
I know what you are thinking…why would she make a baby blanket out of non-machine washable wool?? The primary reason is that I already had the yarn for it. I had bought it for another project last March and when I started the other project, I discovered I really didn’t like it. Also, I know the baby has very active, outdoorsy parents and the DC winters can get pretty cold. So the blanket should work well in a pram or tucked around her in her car seat. I hope they will forgive me when they have to hand wash it.
So here it is:
SOOOO, time to pull back out the wool jacket I have started. This is a pattern by Sarah Dallas – a favorite british designer of mine. I am going to have to rip out several rows on the front left piece because I misread the instructions and finished it too soon. Ugh!
This is Little Bear, the other furry beast that lives with me, not so happily modeling a premie cap I made a few year ago for Newborns in Need. So I could have called the blog Little Bear Knits. But she is only interested in chewing on my knitting needles and fighting with the yarn. Sage has no interest in the yarn and likes it when I rub her head with a knitting needle.
But enough about the cats…and on to knitting.
My current WIPs are a pair of socks, a baby blanket, a shawl, and a couple of scarves, a jacket for me, a sweater for RK (the one that continues to haunt me). I LOVE to start projects. Finishing is another story. I usually get bored about halfway through the longer projects. So then I start something else. I need to get it under control. I do think it is good to have 2 or 3 going at once so I can take a break from one when I hit that boring point. So here are my priorities for my WIPs: 1. Baby blanket – the baby is due around Thanksgiving so it needs to get finished. I am about 3/4 of the way through it. 2. Jacket for me – because I need something for when it gets cool in the office. 3. Socks – just because I have made one and I am about 1/3 of the way through the second and I would like to get them off the list. 4. Shawl – I love the yarn. A very simply pattern, I will get bored with this one. 5. The scarves – I need them finished before Christmas. RK’s sweater – that poor thing may never get finished. It is my albatross. More about it in a later post.
And finally, a thank you to all my readers (all 2 of them) for nudging me along. I have promised myself(and them) that I will aim for weekly postings. We’ll see how that goes.
Okay I started another blog earlier this year and never did anything with it. So this is my second try.
I have been inspired by my daughter and a work colleague who both maintain blogs to try this again.
A little about Sage Knits. Sage is that thing of beauty you see in the header. She is frequently misunderstood by everyone but me. For those who are familiar with The Golden Compass series of books, Sage is my daemon.
Now Sage doesn’t have anything to do with knitting except for lending her name and beautiful bod (no inhibitions there!) to my blog.
I on the other hand love knitting passionately. I would kill to be able to make a living doing it but don’t quite know how to go about it. I don’t have the $$ to start my own shop or the desire to spin and dye my own yarn.
I hope to use this blog to make myself more accountable for my various knitting projects and perhaps figure out a direction I can take it to include knitting more in my life.