.And not very conducive to knitting. Summertime is hard for knitting as it is. There is lot to do on the house and trying to squeeze a few veggies out of my overheated vegetable plants. I did get to do some as I sat for a few moments to watch tv in the evenings. That didn't really happen all that often either but I did get a few things worked on.
When it finally cooled off in September I started knitting like crazy. Below are some pics on what I have been working on.
First off is Tiger's Blanket. As promised at Tulsa Fiber Fest I made
the most loved animal (in the house) a blanket from the chosen yarn.
The pattern is "Little Fountain" lace pattern from The Knitting Directory by Allison Jenkins. I think there is more life for this lace pattern.
The yarn is falkland wool from The Alpaca Legacy. It's a local company. I really liked knitting with the yarn but I'm not sure it's good for a 4yr olds toy. I noticed the other day that there a couple of spots on the edge where the yarn broke. It seems to be holding up though it spends a good portion of the night wrapped around the most loved Tiger.
Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. This book is turning out to be my go to book for basic patterns. It is dog-eared, highlighted and well loved. Almost as much as Tiger. I'm not very good at following patterns. I easily lose my place.
She gives basic rules for making basic knitted clothing. I think my next projects from the book will be a triangle shawl.
The yarn is from Bernat. It's from a discontinued natural blends line. It is a acrylic, nylon and cashmere blend. It is very soft but durable enough for a 4yr. old. I've had it in the stash for a couple of years. It was on sale at Michael's and I couldn't pass it up.
Em loves the hat so much I didn't have a chance to cut the cast on tail. The next day at school she wore it all day and was more than a little warm. I'm also making a matching striped scarf. I wish I knew how to do mittens to have a complete matching set. Yet, another thing to add to the Learning List.
Baby Trekkie Washcloth. The red ones are a simple moss stitch with a border.
Cascade Yarns Cherub DK color #10. I have an idea for a project in this yarn. I had to test the yarn to see if I like it. This is my first time with a small gauge acrylic. Getting started was rough. It is very stretchy. I eventually got there with it. It's a perfect newborn size. A gift is at the ready although it needs some embellishment.
Now that the weather has cooled down I am spending more time indoors with needles in hand. Trying to get the cold weather gear for the family.