I’ve made several Wholehearted shawls in the past year and a half, however they went as raffle prizes and I didn’t get photos of them. Also made a black and pink one for our granddaughter. Here is the first one I made, for myself. Unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced it; hopefully whomever has it now is wearing it and enjoying it as much as I did. I can always makes another one. Before that I will use this lovely yarn to make one for a friend. At the beginning of the year I accepted a challenge to make art and give it away, and my friend, Teri, took me up on it. One of the things I like about knitting and textile creations is that they are often wearable or at least practical art.
I also made a couple diagonal stripe scarves to give as a thank you gift for speakers (when I worked at the Rancheria). Below is a photo of the scarf as imagined by the designer. You can find the pattern here at Ravelry. However, the ones I made were solid blocks of color, and they made an excellent scarf for a man.
Currently I’m working on an at-home project and a carry-with-me project. The at-home project is an afghan for our grandson, in ocean colors. He doesn’t like scratchy things, so decided to make it out of Lion Brand Homespun acrylic/polyester yarn. The yarn does not lend itself to small designs, so am doing it in a large chevron pattern.
My carry-with-me project is a slouchy hipster hat for a friend, made with Noro yarn. Here is the one I made for myself; hers has more blue in it. The problem is that when I get tired or distracted, I make more mistakes. So a simple hat like this, which used to take a day or two to make, has already been tinked several times. I never was one for complicated patterns, but now they are definitely out. Even so, it is the process of knitting that I enjoy, so imagine I will be knitting for years to come. Maybe eventually I’ll go back to wash cloths, which are useful no matter how many mistakes you make. 🙂