Wow - no post since the 24th of November. Well, I've been a tad busy. BG was here with Grandpa and I 24/7 while mom and dad were in Hawaii. We had a good time, but now I know the true meaning of "bone tired"! I spent all day yesterday knitting, relaxing and enjoying (?? - not sure about that one) the silence of our now empty home. He'll be back bright and early on Tuesday morning, and this grandma will be ready!!! And then some.....
So, where was I, oh yes.... I couldn't talk my mom into a Terra shawl. Instead she wants one made out of scrap sock yarn. She has requested a garter stitch triangular shawl knit out of odds and ends of sock yarn, with a picot bind off. I have one that she likes, (but I fail to find a photo right now). Anyway - I held a lace yarn along with the sock yarn, which I had to order. Actually, I don't think I have an adequate amount of sock yarn scraps to make it either.....but I'll get it accomplished. If that's what she wants. I doubt that it will be completed in time for Christmas, but I'll do my best.
Untill I get the supplies for mom's shawl, this is keeping me busy:
It's an Advent Scarf. (just added link - sorry) Each day starting on December first, the designer has posted a section of the pattern. I think it's probably some sadistic madness from which I suffer, but I am somewhat addicted to it right now. The designer actually posts the clues late in the evening of the day before, due to time differences, so I get a head start on the next days assignment. Evening is when I do most of my knitting, so so far, I have been able to keep up. I wanted a more substantial rather than lacy scarf, so this is knit out of fingering weight (Cascade Heritage Sock yarn) on size 2.75 mm needles. The width will be generous enough to fold over and make a nice warm neck wrap, and hopefully the length will be ok too. I can always repeat a couple of the segments if I need to add length. It was designed for either lace or fingering weight, but on a larger needle, so it should be more open and airy (and larger, I presume). Time will tell.....if I can keep up the pace that is.
Off to ready my son's Christmas box. I need to get it in the mail before the rush is on. And house decorations will come out today. BG will have some new excitement when next he comes thru the back door. We visited Santa last week, and while shy at first, eventually thought he was an ok kinda guy. He's learning "jingle bells" at preschool, and lots of other secret stuff is going on there. Parent's gifts I presume. Life thru the eyes of a two year old must be so curious at times!