A quick update on the christmas gifts that I am busily working on.
I am almost halfway done with an extra long wool scarf for my sister. I made one of these a couple of years ago for my husband, and since he has been away I have been using it, and it has become clear that I must also make one for myself. I love it!. The secret is to make it extra long. It is very simple yet time consuming; I cast on 36, and then knit 3 purl 3 and so on. I think I will use 3 skeins of the Lambs pride bulky weight yearn to complete it, maybe even a bit more.
I am also in the process of making a special woolen blanket for Kaleena. I am loving using felted woolen sweaters and I am using these for her blanket. So far I have cut perhaps half of the squares that I will need. I need to find a few more lighter colored sweaters to complete the look I want for her. I will share the finished product once I have it ready
I also finished two more pairs of fingerless mitts for the youngest girls of the house, I may add a scarf to these, I have not decided yet..
Today at the homeschooling group one sweet mama gifted me with this bunch of soft delicious alpaca wool, straight from her friends farm. I don't know what it is about wool that makes me so happy, but it does!! I am continuously amazed at the generosity of this wonderful community we share, and will surely miss this amazing group when we move on!!
As for this lovely wool, I have plans to make a couple of knitted animals that will need stuffing, and who knows what other lovely projects will spring from this gift.
~happy creating y'all~