i have had four patterns released in the last four days.
they each have a story, but things are busy here
and what i don’t want is to
forget to introduce
them to you in all my rushing about
(starting with the upper lefthand photo and moving clockwise)
i’d like you to meet:
‘kvitt’ (in two color combos), a bag lined with its own knitting;
‘mixta’, a fitted hat with graphic cables and small ear flaps;
‘dirwyn’, a cowl of cabled columns.
i hope to find time and focus to tell you more about each one,
but now if i don’t,
at least you’ll recognize them if you ever chance to
pass them on the street.
both photos of ‘kvitt’ by caryn scanlan photography.
photo of ‘sydney’ courtesy of classic elite yarns and decicco photography.
it looks like
there is much needed
sleep ahead for both d and i.
yesterday he came home from the doc
with a cast and permission to go back to work.
while the brace and wrap from the hospital was lighter and easier in ways,
the full cast meant that the wrist was protected enough from moving covers and such
that he and i were both able to get decent sleep last night.
it’s amazing how different a little shut eye
makes the next day look.
it’s been hard to watch him in pain
and to be able to do so very little to ease that.
so, when he told me that his exposed fingers were cold
(hanging out the end of the sling, not able to be gloved or even zippered into a coat),
i jumped in to help.
three double pointed needles,
necessity (which is the mother of invention after all),
a little knit forward, pull backward, repeat…
and a thumbless mitt was ‘born’.
the velcro of the sling is already reeking some havoc
on the lower stitches near the binding off,
but overall, i’m happy with it.
the shaping keeps it in place without being uncomfortably snug
and knowing he’s warm and feels loved is he best part of all.
note: i did not forget
give me a few more nights of solid sleep
then i’ll be able to continue that tale.
thanks for your patience with things.
until my head clears,
i’ve got my 14 yr old’s fo’s to show you.
more on that tomorrow
(for real, tomorrow).
i don’t need much sleep to be proud of her
and i sure am proud of her.