Well, winter is here. It is freezing out and the wind makes it extremely cold. I know it is almost December and all, but I always dread the coming of the cold. At least this year I will have my knitting to curl up with and keep my mind off how cold it is outside.
I have been doing some more knitting. Here is my second Gelato bag. This is a quick, easy
pattern to knit up and I love how it turns out.
I used Knit Picks WOTA Heather and Malabrigo.
(And, yes, it needs a button!!)
My Daughter had made a scarf out of the Malabrigo, which she didn't like, so I tried to FROG it, to no avail. I then just decided to felt the whole mess and plan on making roses and/or a strap with it.
On my needles now is this bag that I am trying for Kirstin. Here is a picture of it. It is called 'Kristin's Carry-All'. It is my first real attempt at Fair Isle knitting (knitting with two or more colors at one time). It is slow and go, but fun.
Here is what I have done so far... (remember I said it was slow and go.....) I am using yarn that Kirstin had left over from some afghans she wove a few years ago. If I 'pass' on my first attempt, I am going to order some fun yarn to do a second bag with.
I will keep you posted with progress.....
In the meantime, I have to decide what else to knit next. I have about a dozen projects I'd like to do. I have a pattern I am designing in my brain for a bag, so I may start a proto-type. But then there are the clogs I need to do. Oh, and I want to learn to knit socks on 2 circular needles. Another felted hat or bowl would be fun. Ok, I guess I have enough to keep me busy through the cold, winter months!!
Even Sumo is trying to catch a little of the sun's warmth today!! (Yes, I have wimpy indoor dogs) He has many 'issues'...all of which crack me up. One is his need to have his paw under a rug when he is laying down. (The rugs are everywhere because another one of his 'issues' is being unable to walk on our tile or wood floors.....) I don't think he minds me telling you this. He's comfortable with his doghood. He just has issues.
Well, off to do a little baking and some knitting.
Until next time....