Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shop Sample

Dear Mom-
Another Cowl Catcher is off the needles. I intended to make this one for myself, but after selling some patterns to the Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville I've turned it over to them to use as a shop sample.
 I used about 1 1/2 balls of Lana Grossa Cento for this cowl, so it would have been wasteful for me if I hadn't bought a 3rd ball to make another cowl for myself. Right? Plus I have some reaaaaalllly cute buttons I want to use on mine.

I finished the first sock in forever the other night. It was so close to being finished I don't know why I abandoned it. The pattern was a new one to me and it is the best fitting sock I have EVER made. It absolutely hugs my foot. The second sock was started last night and I will show off the pair when I am done. I've also been planning my Christmas knitting projects- searching out patterns, going through stash yarn. I am pretty excited about my ideas, but haven't actually sat down to see if I can realistically pull it all off.
Until then, I am the Little Engine That Could....ithinkicanithinkicanithinkican....


Dianne@sheepdreams said...

I'm chugging along with only the ideas at this point also. Last year I was up nearly all night before our family gift exchange, finishing fingerless mitts for all the female family members. I'm pretty sure I vowed not to do that again! (this year it's neckwarmers-love your cowl pattern!)

Michele said...

Well, no doubt you can do it, in my mind at least! I wish you'd knit a ski mask to cover Gretchen's face........HaHa. I just have to ask if it truly gets that cold in Indiana? I haven't been cold enough to wear a sweater/coat/scarf etc. for at least 7, or 8, years here. You'd hate the weather here, I think. Your mom's sweater was really beautiful. Michele