First, here are some photos of a finished project, the Fluency Gloves designed by Sivia Harding. I came upon them in a post by Franklin Habit from the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat (I knew I should have gone!)
A while back I had had the "what do you want me to knit for you" conversation with a friend and we had settled on grey gloves. I knew I wanted a pattern that was pretty and plain at the same time. Subtle and not the least fussy, but complex enough that I would also have fun knitting it. That is this pattern all over. The original pattern has beads knitted into the spaces between the knitted ridges, but as I was going for the antithesis of fussy, I left the beads off. I used an inexpensive Berroco acrylic so that these gloves can be washed without extra special care. This yarn choice also means that they are super soft. The recipient was super pleased.
I know I am an inconsistent blog poster and no amount of New Years resolutions is going to change that. I'm usually either working on gifts and so I can't post the photos early, or I'm working on 6 different projects at once and they are all in the embryonic stages, and so they don't look like much. But then that means no posts. So here, with very little fan fair are several photos of works in progress that I hope to post more on later when they have grown up a little bit.
A wedding gift for August
A sleeve, attempting to understand the properties of sizing up needles and yarn. No those are not space men along the bottom.
Will I ever realize my dream of a truly tiny seahorse? I need to get some thin yarn for his belly and then time will tell.
Afterthought heel on a pair of socks that are finished but not yet gifted.
My purse project, a scarf for my husband. It grows slowly.
A hibernating sweater. Bought the yarn in 2008 for sweater A, tried again to use the yarn on sweater B. This is sweater C, and I'm not that into it, but when do I just throw the yarn away?
At some point I figured that I like knitting tiny things so much, I should just knit with thread. Maybe not, because I haven't worked on this in quite some time. But someday, I'll have...a lovely sachet. A sachet I went blind for.