After falling way off the radar in the middle of the year post-surgery and in the throes of the Golden Staph that hitched a ride home with me, there were a
couple three lost months where nothing was read, knitted, gardened or written about. That was followed by an extended period in wrist splints so again, not a lot of note.
All things considered, given the paucity of posts, I’m thankful that so many of you stuck around.
Silly Season Christmas hove onto the horizon and suddenly I was back.
The last couple of weeks have been a blur of visits to Melbourne [ new grandbaby ] more visits to Melbourne [ Nadie needing emergency surgery and transfusions as a result of post-partum complications ] More more visits to Melbourne [ Opera Gala Concert and more baby snuggling ] and finally more, more, more visiting Melbourne [ Christmas ]
Somewhere in the midst of all of this, there was time for a bit of gardening [ gentle – may I refer you to the bit above about wrist splints? ] and even some post-Christmas knitting: another cotton dress for Abby [ ravlink ]
and some crochet time. I have made a start on next Christmas’s snowflakes. About a dozen I think.
and just yesterday morning, I decided that I should make a small lightweight wrap for Nadie to use while feeding in public
… or possibly it’s for Abby’s bassinet for days when it’s a wee bit too warm for this wool one.
The yarn is a lovely silky soft drapey bamboo and was originally ivory. I used it to knit a sort of cami thing a few years ago. Then dyed the finished garment purple. Then decided I wasn’t going to wear it and frogged it [ rippit ] Which made for an interesting mottled, obviously hand-dyed yarn where the dye had permeated some sections of the knitted yarn more fully than others.
I’ve used this stitch a lot in the past but it’s particularly suited to baby blankets.
Not too lacy for small fingers to get tangled in, looks good and works up at a reasonable speed … AND it only has one pattern row that you repeat and repeat until you’ve made a piece the size you want … or run out of yarn … or gotten tired of doing it. … or all of the above.
So that’s my official last creation for 2012.
and here’s the link to most of the rest of it [ except the ones that I didn’t photograph and the crochet snowflakes that got given away so fast I lost my count ]
So … last one unless I get my skates on cos it’ll be the New Year in a little over ten hours.