Thursday, January 29, 2015

The One That Got Away

You could call this
The Cowl That Got Away,
 or maybe
The Cowl I Gave Away.
 I offered it to Groovy Girl
while I was knitting it
because the pink
would be perfect with her dark hair and eyes.
I never DREAMED she would take it.
She is a fashionista and this is a hand knit...
I had grown to like it for myself,
but as she carried it away
with a pleased, "Thanks, Mom!"
it was all good with me.

Pattern:  Last Minute Cowl
              free pattern from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Yarn:  SMC Select, Silk Wool

Friday, January 2, 2015

Naked Knuckles and Neon

If these were mine...
 I would have worn them today.
If these were mine...
 I probably would have been peppier today.

Guess I'll have to make
a pair
for myself.

(I modified the neon pair by extending the length beyond the thumb
far enough to make a cuff which can be rolled down to cover
the entire length of the fingers)

Yarn:  Grey is Madelinetosh
Green is Regia Fluormainia in Leaf colorway

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Best of Both Worlds

I like fingerless mittens
they give me the best of both worlds -
the world where my hands are 
warm enough
the world where
I can still use my fingers.

Pattern: Maize
Yarn: Martha Stewart

Monday, December 22, 2014

This is NOT a gift.

 I admire those who knit for the holidays,
I cannot join their ranks.
I will knit and do knit for others,
in my own sweet time.
I like to meander through projects,
giving soft yarn a squeeze
and admiring the stitches along the way.

Mistakes aren't a big set back.

With no looming deadline,
they can become part of the process.
I didn't always have this zen attitude.

I am embarrassed to remember
fits I threw at the sewing machine
as I tried to finish projects "in time."
Kind of took away from the finished product...
and I don't sew for enjoyment
much anymore.

So this hat wasn't knit as a gift.
It's just something
I felt like knitting (last month)
for someone
for no reason in particular.

Pattern: Be Kind
Yarn: Madelinetosh