"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Perseverance... Worthy of display

Due to a very late, very prolonged, very COLD spell, all of the tulips, daffodils, and such met with an early death this year. So sad, all of them totally wilted, laying on the ground. But, just a few little heads lifted up to show their spirit. I thought they deserved to be displayed. These are about 1/2 the size they should be, but twice as beautiful as normal (to me!). Hope you enjoy!

On the knitting front, I have completed my "Karen's gloves", but need some assistance in taking a photo of them while wearing them. (I can't seem to figure out how to do that!!) DH has volunteered to help me this evening. Will post photo as soon as possible. They came out fitting "like a glove", and I like them - minor errors and all!

And, I have started another pair of socks. "Anniversary Socks" by Nancy Bush from the new IW "Favorite Socks" book. For this pair, I am using Louet Gems Pearl yarn. It seems I see it being used for lots of solid colored socks recently. It is quite soft and endearing - and I love the color that I found at my LYS! I also managed to purchase several single skeins at great discount, so I see some color-work in the near future.

Trying to keep my spirits up after the recent national tragedy. My heart goes out to the families and friends of all affected. Those of us spared from crisis -- we need to hug our loved ones a little tighter tonight - and be oh so very grateful.

2 comments:

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

The tulips are beautiful.

Your newest socks are lovely. Did you notice the picture of the two socks together in the book of this pattern are not identical? The lace patterning seems to start at different places below the cuff. Have you noticed any difficulties with the pattern?

I love the color of your yarn.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Knitman said...

Looking forward to seeing these completed.
Also would ike to say how gorgeous little soffesu is.