Socks, Baby Hats, Thorpes, and now Sock Blankie…
I’m knitting in batches. A lot of something then moving on.
It started in the fall when I had to keep knitting to keep my sanity — 3 pairs of socks. Then I moved on to baby hats — made what? Like 6 or 7? Next up was mostly Thorpes with a Pixie hat thrown in. I offered to knit them for all K’s friends for gifts to help her out. Thorpes is the style of hat that is very popular this year, so I hope they are wearing them. But, if not, that is okay too. Recently I was asked how I feel about giving away my knitting and if I worry about what happens to it when it leaves me. I’ve been thinking on this quite a bit to figure out my answer. If course, it is always nice when a hand knit items is appreciated and worn. That being said, I think I’m more of a process knitter than a product knitter so I don’t really obsess over it. As long as I have the photos and the history, I’m good. I don’t even wear all the knitting I keep for myself, so I don’t think I can get all that upset over it.
But you are waiting for the photos now, so I’ll be moving along.
J was very happy to model for me. The only hat for her though is the light green beret that I made last year and finally got around to weaving in the ends. Altogether I think I have made 8 Thorpes. One for me, one for K, one for B, and 5 for K’s friends. I have requests for 2 more that I need to start on soon before I’m completely out of the grove. I used different yarns for the Thorpes mostly drawing on my stash. I think they look best in handspun though. I even used some of my Tour de Fleece yarns.
For example, Shaded Sapas
became this hat for K:
Since the holidays, I have been knitting on Sock Blankie. He is almost done! Just about 5 squares left and an edging. What is up after that? I have Stripey Cardigan to finish and yarn for Hemlock Ring (woot!). I think my knitting group is going to do Hemlock Ring as a KAL. That will be fun and I’m really looking forward to it! Oh, and I almost forgot. I have 6 skeins of Mountain Mohair to make into something for my sister. I think probably a vest as it is not enough for a sweater, but any thoughts, let me know, okay?
So, this is a pretty good start back into blogging right? As always I hope not to go too long before the next post in which I hope to talk about Sock Blankie in more detail and my One Little Word for 2011. Until then, take care and thanks for reading!