First, let's start with some exciting news.... today is the day that Knitnana is unveiling the latest Nana Sadie Rose creation, her new Grace bag. Go over right now and take a look, then come back and tell me how much you love her creative solutions to us knitters' needs!
Next on the list of kudos is Cabin Cove Dave, for sending along tips for turning out proper sock knitting machine heels... thanks for taking the time to lend me a hand, Dave!
And I also need to give a great big shoutout of thanks to Granny Dani, who sent me not one but TWO baby blankets for the Kare Crisis Nursery... mine is finished and they will be delivered on Thursday. You rock, grrlfriend!
Dani's two baby blankets.... the aqua one is so soft and cushy and the dark blue an unusual but soul-satisfying color choice.
Mine, on the other hand was from Lion Boucle, also machine washable but a yarn that I grew to detest as the process went on... I stayed up late Sunday night (which is really my Saturday, BTW) so that I could be through and done with knitting it and was so happy!
It is also a good thing that it is multi-colored... if you look closely, you will notice that some of the balls of yarn differed, EVEN THOUGH they are supposed to be from the same dyelot, and not enough for me to catch it until I laid out the FO to take a picture. I am NOT happy about that part and will never
buy use this yarn again!
I have Bev to thank for interesting me in the Tikkun Tree Project; check out the button on my sidebar. I will be working on some knitted leaves to add to this Art-for-Peace installation as soon as I can get done with my
few c ouple of handful of Christmas gifts. I am not Jewish, Christian or Muslim, though I do come from a Catholic upbringing, and those who follow my writing closely know that the teachings and practice of all peace-loving faiths are what is embedded in my heart and sent forth from my hands, so I was immediately drawn this inspirational inter-faith project. I am planning to use some of my handspun yarns to contribute.