Sunday, July 8, 2007

It's Never Too Soon!

I've just joined in on your KAL and I'm so glad I found it. We all know how quickly Christmas rolls around and I always wait too long to start setting up my knitting list.....until now. Now, I'm not saying I'm necessarily going to finish all of these items but I'm going to give it the old college try. Here's my list, but it's only in the planning stages now, so it may change in several ways. For instance, I may decide as I'm knitting something to give it to my mother instead of my daughter-in-law, etc. or I might decide not to knit the item at all, in which case, I'll keep this up to date. So, here goes:

1. Mother: Socks
2. DIL: Hat
3. Daughter: Wrist Warmers
4. DIL: Shawl
5. Son: Hat
6. GD: Sweater & Hat
7. ?? : Ripple Lap Blanket

I would dearly love to complete my Fair Isle cardigan in time for this winter also, since it's been languishing in a basket 3/4 finished for quite some time now. I've been afraid to attempt steeking and the necessary finishing techniques, but I know I must take the plunge, so to speak. Here is a pic:

I've begun the multi-colored ripple lap blanket and I'm using Mission Falls 1824 cotton which is turning out quite nicely. I thought the cotton might be too heavy but this is working up soft and lofty to say nothing of colorful. I'm using up stash which is always a good thing and I'm crocheting it, of course. Funny thing is that I thought I had tons of this yarn and it's going way too rapidly and I'm only about 1/3 of the way finished, so I guess this means I may have to (GULP!) buy more yarn?

Cheers, Laura

1 comment:

Anne said...

Hey Laura - those both look great! Could you tell me where a pattern is for a blanket like that?

Awesome job on the sweater by the way! Can't wait to see progress and the steaking!