Saturday, June 2, 2012

Finished and Not

 Finally, I've finished something!  These navy blue socks (yarn is by Simply Socks Yarn Co.  Allison's collection of solid sock yarns is absolutely incredible, and the yarn is soft and lovely to work with) are for a wonderful guy who is a big Yankees fan.  I am going to make socks for his twin boys using what's left of the navy plus some bright red. 
Above is a long-overdue shot of my current in-progress projects.  The purple toy (which will be a lamb soon) is going to BeLinda and CeeCee of Elephants Remember Joplin.  BeLinda asked if I could send something for a special project they're doing in Indiana, and I am delighted to have another opportunity to help with the wonderful work they are doing.

Just below the lamb-to-be is part of a square of what will be an afghan for Liat one day.  In the middle of the photo is the start of a pair of purple socks for Liat (lots of purple, huh?)  The very pale baby sweater is from a pattern in the fabulous book Itty Bitty Nursery by Susan B. Anderson and will go to Outreach to Appalachia.  And finally, the tiny object above the sweater is going to be a fairy (design also by Susan B. Anderson, she's one of my favorite designers!).  Not sure yet who that's for, so it is definitely last on my to-do list.

So lots left to work on, but first up will be the lamb.  I want to finish her up and get her in the mail early next week.  It's getting hotter and more humid here, so small projects will be the theme for the next long while.  If you're a knitter, what's on your needles?

Oh, and for those who might like to know how I used the chalk on my monochromatic card, it's very simple.  I used a slightly damp paintbrush to pick up a little chalk from the very edge of the cake of chalk, and applied it like paint to color in part of the image.

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

So many goodies in progress! Love it all!
I have a hat for a friend's beau on the needles at the moment and my Breaking Dawn socks.