Saturday, January 2, 2010


Day 35

I am thankful for coffee, tea, and small pleasures. I am thankful for rest and for work.

It's been a quiet day. I worked a lot on the scarf for my nephew. It's well over 40 inches now and with plenty of yarn left I'll keep going until I think it's long enough. I changed projects for the evening.

I am making another set of fingerless mitts. These are in red. I'm playing with the lace pattern I used on the last two sets in orange. I'm experimenting to see if I can get the pattern to stand out a bit and using it as an overall pattern the length of the mitt. Photo tomorrow on the first mitt.


I'm pretty much convinced I'm going to start these over. I've decided that the garter stitch pattern (at base of thumb) obscures the "lace" pattern (hole to hole) when on my hand. I've got it stretched out here for the photo.

I'm also pretty sure there's a sock loom in my future. I'm not entirely happy about how the "lace" works with such large holes. It's interesting but not pretty.


  1. Looking at all of your beautiful stitching reminds me of my Nana. She could whip this stuff out....Could not find a sweater to fit Tobey just the right way when he was small because of his scoliosis. So, she MADE him one. I still have it. It is hanging in Brennyn's closet now. Nothing seems warmer than a handmade sweater, scarf, or gloves. I REALLY miss that. Her tags used to say "Made with love by Nana...." Your nephew will LOVE it!
    Thanks for helping me remember....

  2. Sweet, I lean on a lap blanket over the back of my chair that was made by either my grandmother or my aunt, mom's older sister. The same yarn made two warm capes for mom and her twin and small blanket in grey with a black border that lives at my sister's house. Having their work makes me happy and is a good remembrance.


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