Thanks to the extra day we have in February, am actually going to post an entry for this blog this month. Because I post my projects, both finished and unfinished, on Ravelry, for me this blog feels a bit unnecessary...fun to post to every once in a while, but somewhat redundant as well. But at the same time, I somehow find the idea of taking another multi-month hiatus from The Knitbook too sad. So here I am. I have 4 WIPs at the moment: 3 knitting, 1 crochet. All are gifts for others. Once they are all finished, you'll see pictures, I promise. For now, a short listing of the WIPs and 1 little picture preview:
Anouk: This is a pinafore, an adorable pattern from Knitty.com. I'm making it for our neighbor's forthcoming baby, but in a 12 month size. Do click on the hyperlink if you haven't seen this pattern before. It is the cutest!
Motif Web Shawl: This is from 2007 Winter Interweave Crochet. It's a gift for my mom and my goal is to have it done by her birthday, or there abouts. Love this pattern, but it takes concentration, so it's going sloooowwww. So mom, that's why I didn't have it done for you in January. There you are.
Socks for Drew: I've got Ann Budd's book "Getting Started Knitting Socks." This is a great book for beginning sock knitters. Drew's been bugging me to knit something for him for a long time and I am making good progress, having finally overcome second sock syndrome. The needles are tiny though, so I don't like to work on this for too long of a stretch. Hard on the hands.
Handsome Happy B-Day Hound: For Silas' birthday. I'm focusing on this one right now so that I finish it by the 16th. This is from Lucinda Guy's book "Handknits for Kids." (same book as Anna's Flower Frock). It's going well, but there's intarsia, row shaping, and I'm not looking forward to piecing it all together. Just hope the little guy likes it! Here's a preview of what it will look like:
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