Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby Blanket!

I'm finally using that Trendsetter Scoubidu for a baby blanket. It's a very simple pattern from Lion Brand, called the Diagonal Baby Blanket. What do you think?

The colors look a little darker here, and the lighter green is much more interesting in person, and it actually looks like the play of light on ocean water.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wool Garden's Sock Yarn

You Know...

your life has spiralled out of control into crazy town when you haven't blogged in a shamefully long time! Eeeeeeeek!

But there hasn't really been any knitting to blog about. I haven't finished Arwen. And when I took a sleeve out to work on it, some stitches had come off the needles and unravelled, and I'm so not ready to tackle that.

I'm working on the manos scarf for my son, but haven't managed to finish it. That could be because that skein of yarn is the never-ending skein! I knit and I knit and I knit, and, magically, the skein never diminishes. I have no explanation for this. Leprauchans? Gnomes? I'm not sure, but I would like to finish it someday in the not-too-distant future!

I did pick up some great yarn at the Kutztown Festival, by The Wool Garden. Pictures and details of the home-sheered, spun, dyed sock yarn to follow. I also snagged some of their handmade area rugs.

If anyone has any inspiration for smaller, quickly completed projects to kick-start the slow slump, please get in touch!