Voila! Fetching mitts for me, made in Karaoke yarn again.
Leslie visited this weekend, which was mucho fun! We had a sort of knit-along going with the Fetching mitts. I showed her how to do cables, so who knows what all interesting projects she will come up with now because everytime Leslie learns a knew skill she takes off running with it: purling, crocheting, felting.
Now that it's legitimately feeling cooler, I feel that I've run out of time to finish the Lotus Blossom Tank and wear it this year. I don't have a sense of urgency about it anymore and I haven't done anything to it since my last posting.
Well, introducing her knitting. Here's a plethora of baby knits she made for an old friend who's having a bebe: some bibs, a crocheted burpcloth (I think. Leslie?), and my fave, an adorable teddy bear!
I'm so happy Leslie's an enthusiastic knitter. When she visits me in Nashville it's like a BFF knitting retreat!
The Gee's Bend quilt stamps are at the post office! They keep them in the drawers by the cash register--you have to ask for them, they are not displayed on the wall (like you see if you go to the Frist P.O.).
This weekend my sister Anna and I looked at disorganized family photos. We saw one of a ceiling in 1978; I'm not kidding. Some serious editing of the photo collection is urgently needed.
I noticed my o-riginal sock monkey, looking rather well stuffed, and with his felt eyes intact, in the corner of this photo of my great-grandmother and me. I'm just a few weeks away from turning one year old in the photo (December 1979). Sock monkey is very old!
Here's the Lotus Blossom Tank so far, about seven inches long. I surprisingly got a lot of knitting done at my parents' house this weekend. I usually take my knitting and get nothing done because I'm distracted by the people, dogs, and cat.
The first two lace repeats were with the extra ball of yarn I picked up to make the tank longer. It is the same brand and make, but a different dye lot, and in fact, has a totally different feel, not so silky soft, more crunchy. I think the color is very close, and I don't regret forgoing the two-hour drive to get matching yarn from the place I got the first batch of yarn.