It may be hard to believe that I’m still a knitter, seeing as how I haven’t been blogging much. I have been knitting, and I’ve been somewhat diligently taking photos of my knitting. I just haven’t seemed to get much computer time lately. It seems that not only do my girls keep me really busy (not to mention the new job), but the girls also seem to be drawn to the computer like moths to a flame. Now that Lily is starting to read, she is enjoying going onto www.pbskids.org and playing games. I now have to fend off two kids when I want to use the computer. Yes, we have limits on when and how long they can play, but it does get tricky sometimes.
Here’s a rundown of what I’ve been knitting.
An afghan for my office. This was done completely from stash yarn. I started with a stitch pattern and a size 10 needle. I pulled out a variety of blues and greens and put them into a color wheel of sorts. I’d do one repeat of the pattern with each color. It’s very simple, but it looks really sweet in my office. Since my office tends to echo, having something soft to absorb noise really helps.
A stocking that is large enough for my 3 year old neice to crawl into. I have made a stocking for both neices and my nephew. Since the stocking I made for my nephew was abnormally large, I felt I couldn’t go any smaller for his younger sister. Plus, it drives my sister a little crazy trying to make the stocking look “full.”
I’ve been sent a couple of knitting books to review. I know, having a blog is tough work. I get sent random books, I ooh and ahh over them, they get put into a pile for blogging about at some later date. The really sad part is that this particular book is well worth raving about and I haven’t had much free time in which to rave.
I’m going to be brutally honest here. There are some patterns that I would not knit. However, those items are still beautifully shot and have a fashion forward (for that time period) flare. Do I like dropped shoulders? No. But there was a time in my life (granted I was barely old enough to pick my own clothing) when I wore a lot of those type of sweaters. My point is that this was a sign of the times and the patterns are well worth saving if for no other reason than pure historical value.
It’s not all bad fashion flashbacks, there are a lot of patterns in this book that I would love to knit. (Could someone find me 50 more hours in the week in which I could knit them all?)
Vogue Knitting is known for having well known designers grace it’s pages, and this book is a veritable who’s who of knitting and fashion.
So kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy three decades of fashion. If you’ve been a very nice Knitter this year, maybe Santa will put this book under the tree for you.