Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Starting the New Year Off With a Post

The last few weeks have been hectic. Studying for finals kept me preoccupied in the beginning of December. Getting ready for and enjoying the holidays took up the end of the month.

One of the most meaningful gifts I received this holiday was this scarf, knitted for me by my youngest daughter, the first project she has ever knitted.Needless to say, I think it is absolutely beautiful.

I have also been busy knitting, trying to spend some time with my needles before class starts up again in the middle of January. I made small items for my children as Christmas gifts. For my youngest, I made a pair of Princess Mitts. For my first born, I knit a cabled headband. Both patterns came from "A Knitter's Book of Yarn" written by the wonderful Clara Parkes.

For my son I knitted the Maze hat. I used Cascade 220 and felted it a little to get the skullcap look he likes.

I also found time to knit myself a pair of Maine Morning Mitts, also from Clara's book. If you go back to my previous link to the book, you will find a free pattern for these fingerless gloves.
Blogger is acting up, I'm having trouble uploading some of my pictures. I will post pics of the girls' gifts in my next post.


Gail said...

Yeah!!! Another knitter gets her feet wet. Your daughter's scarf for you is absolutely lovely.

Jane said...

What a lovely scarf, and wonderful knitting all around! Happy 2008!

Anonymous said...

That is a very lovely scarf! Congratulations on bringing her over to the dark side.

Love the hat and gloves!

rho said...

the scarf is lovely!

Happy New Year!!

Vanessa said...

thank you for stopping by cindy. happy new year to you too :)