Thursday, March 20, 2014

What I'm Knitting.

…whoa, that look back to my blog from March 2009 made blogging look so effortless. I'm still working to find that (new) groove. Maybe an update on what I'm knitting would be a good place to start.

Yes, it helps that the pile is small. Just three projects. and if I'd written this post last Thursday (as planned :-) it would've been only one. Seems I'm flirting with monogamy. and that might be a weird mixed metaphor and I apologize. It also helps (I think) that the sun made a full appearance this afternoon. Everything looks better - and more promising! - in sunshine.

First up, Tsubasa. This is a lace-front tunic with just a little bit of sleeve that Michele Wang designed for the Spring Amirisu. My LYS doesn't carry the Shelter she suggests, but we have plenty of Shibui Heichi and I love that yarn knit at the pattern's 4 st/in. I had three skeins in my stash and added five more (I hope that's enough). I cast this on last month but didn't knit much on it until recently. Now I'm almost done and we have a Shibui event at the shop in early April. I am going to wear this then. (hold me to it!)

Next, the first of four Florence scarves, one for me and my three travel companions. This is my only real deadline project - I need to have all four scarves done by May 7. I started this one last weekend and the deadline seems do-able. we'll see! It helps that this is my social knitting.  I'm only going to finish these if I actually KNIT on them (a lot. soon).

and last but by no means least… a baby blanket.

for my first grandchild. due in September. I've had my eye on this pattern since it came out and I am excited beyond all … to finally be knitting it. Sometimes it's hard to knit…I just need to admire.


and yeah, little baby Tieman is going to be decked out in all manner of knitting. Katie and Rob find out if it's a boy or a girl next month. Stay tuned. my knitting resolutions are out the window!

p.s. my first baby knit was a pair of booties so Katie could announce the baby on Instagram.

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first grandbaby! There is nothing like it. We have two small granddaughters and I am over the moon.

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  2. Your knitting is beautiful as always, Mary, but how about that grandbaby news! Congratulations to you and the new parents to be.

    Melody

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  3. That is awesome news and I am thrilled for all of you! Your other knitting is good, too, but that bombshell news you casually dropped is definitely the star of this post.

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  4. Congratulations!! I've watched a couple of my friends turn into baby clothes knitting machines! There are so many darling patterns to knit for little ones. You're in for some fun!
    Heichi is a good choice of yarn for your area. It will be a beautiful sweater!

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  5. Wow, wow, wow! That is wonderful! Congratulations all around. ;-)

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  6. Congratulations on the grand-baby to be! You have some very nice projects in progress...have fun knitting!

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  7. love all the knitting-perfect for the changing weather. looking forward to casting on something for the little guy or girl real soon!

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  8. Awwww, Mary. Congratulations on your first grandchild! You will be very busy knitting for him or her, I'm sure! I like the red scarf -- I am a particular fan of red or red/orange. I also like the baby blanket. I have a niece who is having a third baby in April. Maybe I'll knit her a blanket. I have an almost finished baby sweater that I was making as just a "generic" baby sweater. If she has a girl, she will get that because I consider the yarn to be more girly than boyish. She already has 2 boys, could be that I'll be making a blanket.

    ;-)

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  9. What a delightful bit o' news! What a lucky baby to have a grandma who is such an accomplished knitter! Enjoy!
    Cheers~

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